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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Victorian Wedding Cap on: August 22, 2010 03:32:19 PM
This gorgeous Victorian Wedding Cap is the third hat in my Heirloom Hat Series. I have carefully crafting each hat in this series out of vintage doilies and linens, and embellishing them with vintage buttons and beads.





This hat is my own designs and I did not realize until after it was done how similar it is to the bridal veil that Padm Amidala's wore in Star Wars Episode II. I've always lover her dresses and I think for my net Heirloom Hat I'm going to try to make a bridal veil even more similar.
 


You can see photos of the other hats in my Heirloom Hat Series on my flickr page @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/greentrunk/sets/72157624119877367/
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Lowly Worm Hat on: July 27, 2010 01:09:29 PM


I love to make hats, and so recently bought a vintage hat stand /head form to display them on. However, I humorously discovered that when I put a green hat on my vintage head form it looks just like, Lowly Worm, a character from Richard Scarrys beloved childrens books!  Cheesy

When I realized this I told my husband, who promptly made a paper eye and mouth for my form so now it really looks like Lowly Worm! We both got a good laugh out of it and we hope you do too. Ive also included a picture of my green cloche hat not on the form. ..two very different looks.
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 52 ENTRIES / 1930s Vintage Reproduction Sheet Dress on: July 07, 2010 05:14:02 PM

I just recently discover Craftsterwhat an awesome web site! I am an eco designer and have a small business that focuses on making vintage reproduction clothing out of reclaimed fabrics (i.e. bed sheets, curtains, etc). So I was super excited when I heard about this challenge!



For the challenge I made myself a 1930s style dress with a matching cloche hat. I chose the 30s because I need a 30s/40s outfit for an upcoming eventso why not kill two birds with one stone. Wink The only problem was that up until now Ive only made 60s and 70s reproductions!



I have a large collection of vintage patterns, yet I didn't have any from the 30s or 40s. So I had to get creative!  I used McCalls 9187 pattern to make my dress. It is a 1968 pattern, but because of the dresss low waist, if done in the right fabric, has a 30s look. So I carefully selected the sheets to use for my dress. For the main part of the dress I chose an off-white, queen size, vintage bed sheet with an orange/brown floral print.  For the contrast on the dress (collar, front band, and belt) I used a twin size rusty orange bed sheet.



The finishing touch of the outfit was the cloche hat! I made the hat using a scrape of heavy weight rusty orange fabric I had laying around, and lined it with the floral print bed sheet fabric. The hat lining really pulls the two pieces together making a perfectly charming 30s outfit.



The wonderful husband took the fabulous photos of this outfitthanks honey!



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