February - June 2011

1920 Brown Straw

This was a nice straw hat from the Salvation Army that I actually wore all last summer. But sacrifices must be made! I pressed it with my iron, then cut it into an oval shape using measurements from an original 20s hat. Then wired the brim and added petersham ribbon. I was going for something similar to the hats on p. 129 of Everyday Fashions, 1909-1920, As Pictured in Sears Catalogs.