A few weeks ago, I finally learned how to block a straw hat with The Saucy Milliner of Vancouver. I felt like it was easier than blocking a fur felt hat but maybe it had to do with the kind of straw I was using? Here are some photos of my new hat!
Voila! My straw boater!
I initially wanted a straw boater but then I decided I needed a summer hat that would shade my eyes and cover my neck. The inspiration for my straw hat came from three hats:
War and Peace – Natasha
I liked how the brim is rounded, almost like a lamp shade.
- Photo of the front
- Photo of the front 2
- Photo of the right side
- Photo of the ride side 2
- Photo of the left side
Christian Dior’s 1947 New Look
Once again, see how the brim is rounded and provides shade?
Inspiration – Trimming
Gone with the Wind – Scarlett O’Hara
Too wide brimmed but the green against the straw is just perfect. I’m hoping to find a thicker velvet green band for my hat. 🙂
Madeline has always been my favourite cartoon character and she is most recognised by the straw hat she and the other boarding girls wear. I like the big bow and the hanging ribbons but I was tired of blacking trimming.
I was hoping to find a blue ribbon this wide for my hat and to trim the hat with some vintage flowers. Until I find that colour, I will stick to what I have.