Different parts of the hat are flared to different amounts
At the SCA event Yule in the barony of Borealis (mundanely Edmonton) I’ve offered to teach a class on pattern drafting for millinery (hats).
The event takes place December 9-10, 2017. The Facebook event for more information is here.
Millinery pattern drafting
In this class we’ll go from measurements and style inspiration to a pattern for your custom-made hat (which you can construct at home). We’ll be doing patterns for either dressmaker hats or canvas/buckram wired hats. We won’t be covering felted hats.
- 2 hour class
- 6 students (flexible)
- cost: free
- supplies: Please bring large paper (or be willing to tape smaller pieces together), clear tape you can write on, pencil, eraser, paper scissors, a ruler, and a tape measure. Also bring a photo/etc of your desired hat/inspiration. You can also send your inspiration to me in advance if you want to discuss options. (https://www.facebook.com/DawnsDressDiary/)
Examples of some of the period-inspired or period-informed hats I’ve made
Horned Headdress side view.
My German Renaissance Split-Brim hat with grey ostrich feathers worn with my black velveteen Gollar and my Cranach gown costume.
Stages of constructing a “padded roll” hat in a 15th century Italian/Spanish style
iPad selfie wearing my hat and veil
Goldhaube and Tellerbarret worn with a mundane sweater (iphone photo)
Rotating the hat forward and backward – it doesn’t fall off the head form!
Cutting out the grey wool
Kaarina hat – lined with birch bark
Examples of some of the mundane & fantasy costume hats & fascinators I’ve made
Side view showing the shape
Completed green felt hat
Butterfly top hat
Close up of the cocktail hat or fascinator for my “Enchantment Under the Sea” costume.
The completed black straw cloche hat decorated with black embellishments
Me wearing the Black Felt Tricorn hat
The buckram covered in the velvet fabric on a headform
‘Scrap’ sinamay hat
Purple faux vintage velvet millinery hat
Black fur felt millinery hat
Blue straw hat -before lining and decorating
Adding the red grosgrain hat band which covers the stitching