Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Last week I received my millinery kit from JudithM but today is the first day I've had to start making something. I'm using the book that came with the kit and the classic 'From The Neck Up' to create a boater style hat.

So far I've drafted the pattern, and cut it out of buckram. I originally made the brim 3" all the way around but then adjusted that to suggested mesurements from the kit book. I'm afraid the new brim might be a bit narrow for my taste but I'm reserving judgement until it's completed.

I've wired the tip and the inner brim. I'll wire the brim edge when I get home from work. Then start covering it with fabric.

I went on a cleaning and organizational binge Sunday and Monday. I made a lot of improvements to my studio room. One of the perks of having re-organized is re-discovering a bunch of deeply colored feathers. I had used them several years ago on some holiday ornaments. These will come so in-handy!

Work is pretty slow tonight so I may be home earlier than normal. I'll decide on sleep or hats then :)

2 comments:

Diva Quilts said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog today and leaving your lovely comment!

Steampunk huh? :) A couple of weeks ago, I woke up with a sudden passion to write a Steampunk erotic piece. Since I don't know anything about Steampunk really, except the fashion that I see occasionaly (LOVE Helena Bonham Carter's look); I decided to forego the temptation. I would have gotten everything wrong and offend all the Steampunk afficionandos. *heh*

Anyway - can't wait to see what you make out of those repurposed clothes - especially that cardi!

IzoraLee said...

My pleasure!

The Steampunk erotica piece? Go for it! I'm seeing a nice change in attitude within the Steampunk scene. Don't tell anyone, but I think some of them are actually realizing that they are enamored with a historically inaccurate genre where anything & everything is pretty much ok. Heehee!