Was bored…now have hat


When I was in DC earlier this year, I found a really cute black vintage pillbox hat. Now I have a really lovely dress that I was hoping to wear with it, but the colours didn’t match, just different enough to look a bit odd.

But….I did have some white duchess satin kicking around. I took a good look at the hat, and it didn’t look too hard to make. I used a buckram base, with wire round the edge, then lined it, covered it, thread bars on the inside for pins, and decorated with yo-yo puffs and freshwater pearls.