June - July 2014

1905 - 1909 Straw with Roses

This nicely woven vintage straw hat was blocked over a kitchen bowl to give it a slightly wider crown. Inside the crown, I added a lining with an adjustable drawstring. This allows the hat to sit high on the head (and it's a common feature in Edwardian originals). The "silk" flowers from Michaels were made softer by removing the plastic spacers, then basting the petals back together by hand.