September 2013 Accessory Challenge: Hats


I lost about half the month to work on my hat due to getting injured, and then having to wait until the weekend to get the outer fabric (I had to go a little bit of a distance to a fabric district).

This is also the first time I have made a hat from scratch (I made a small bonnet once), and I chose not only to use “off” supplies, I picked the biggest hat I could possibly sew! 😉

I went with a late 18th century picture hat (made famous by Thomas Gainsborough and ladies like Georgiana).

This is my first time to do a challenge, and I already have a format on my costume pages, so I’m just going to keep the same format and try to make sure I answer the questions. I remembered to take plenty of photos and I babble quite a bit (there was only one step, covering the brim, that I didn’t bother taking photos of).

I will be skipping the October challenge, since I have a gown to sew, but I’m hopeful I can do something for November’s challenge.

Please see the link below for the hat photos and information!

Thanks for looking! *curls up for some well-earned sleep, and no sewing for at least a day!*

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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2 Responses to September 2013 Accessory Challenge: Hats

  1. Mary says:

    Oh Cynthia. It’s incredible and to think, no pattern, only pictures. You may think that’s common but it’s not! You always amaze me, even when I know there’s not much you can’t do. I love seeing the pictures o how you built this beautiful creation. And you look smashing in it! Thanks for a great blog entry, as always.

  2. caroline says:

    Hi Cynthia. I hope your are completely recovered now. Just wanted to say that I love you step-by-step pictures and the hat is great.

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