Monday, October 3, 2016

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s: A Smart Little Hat of Silk and Straw

Need a new hat? Want to try something that requires some serious millinery supplies? Then use this tip from Ruth Wyeth Spears and the 1920s to create your own "smart little hat" of silk and straw.

This pattern requires the following material:
  • 1/2 yard of tailor's canvas or willow (a millinery fabric, also called esparterie)
  • 1/2 yard of silk fabric
  • 2-1/2 yards of millinery straw braid
  • millinery wire
  • buckram for the flowers, as well as ribbon or silk scraps
I do believe that the extra effort required by this pattern will result in a very stylish cloche!

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