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Le Mieux
« on: May 03, 2010 02:55:18 PM »

so, i decided to go on a millinery course.

millinery, you say? why the devil millinery? because i've been self-taught in everything, and pondered the great art of Classic Techniques. plus, millinery is well expensive, not exactly "first time hobby" material, so a course seemed a good way to start.

i've been on 2 courses: Millinery 1 and Millinery 2, both at London College of Fashion. the first, in 2008, and the second this April 2010. and they are AMAZING. i can totally recommend to everyone. i fell in love with making the hats, particularly from felt and buckram, but funnily enough the trimmings i found more difficult to get inspiration for. i kinda let the hat speak for itself during the process.

i've finally go around to posting photos, so here we go!

Top Hat - bow i made from really stiff material so it magically stays up on it's own. sometimes.

and on me

Sailor Hat (embroidered swallows also done by me)

and embroidery close-up

Jane Austen Bonnet (still in progress)

Blue Felt 1920s-esque hat

on me:

lil buckram pillbox (in progress...) and mental draping-try-out-carmen-miranda-thing

so there we go! my favourite is probably the sailor hat, and the top hat, which i've worn out a few times. having got all the basics, i'm going to start buying hat blocks of my own and start experimenting at home. for the first time in a long time i'm excited and feel good at something - its been a long time coming. but, we'll see. i'll probs get annoyed and give up again soon, like everything else  Roll Eyes

let me know if you've got any comments/questions - ive got some pics of them on the blocks themselves too if anyones interested  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010 03:33:58 PM »

That's amazing. They're all so beautiful. Love the top hat especially. So awesome.

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010 07:57:19 PM »

The top hats cool, I love the cloche.

« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010 09:08:43 PM »

Beautiful work!  I've been more and more intrigued with millinery every time someone posts something about it here.  Keep it up!

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010 08:28:54 AM »

these totally rock, they are soo cute!

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010 11:06:57 AM »

thanks guys! i plan on wearing them out allll year  Cheesy

millinery is a great craft to get your frustrations out - it's very hands on and manual at some parts. it's a shame it's a bit of a dying art  Undecided

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