|Rosalind Russell in The Women (1939)|
|Available at unionmadebride on etsy.|
|Eve Arden in Cover Girl (1944)|
|photo from: lulusvintage.com|
|She knew how to wear a hat!!!!|
|Available at RoadLessTravelled2 on etsy|
Some of the very best hats that film has to offer are found in these movies:
|Cover Girl (1944)|
|The Women (1939)|
|DuBarry was a Lady (1943)|
Inspired by the hats in these and other films, I have tried my hand at homemade millinery. The results are marginal, but I think I am improving with each attempt. Some of these photos have been posted before, but they reflect the hats that I have made that have actually been worn outside! I have looked around for millinery classes and they are either non-existent or strange and far away. Does anybody know of good millinery instruction in Southern Callifornia?
|A pint-sized witch's hat for Halloween |
with black tulle and rhinestone spider adornment.
|A smart, little topper made with vintage, green veiling |
and antiqued, silk magnolia blossoms.
|Matching marabou hat and muff in black.|
Tell me she doesn't look like a Russian spy.
|The Lily Pad hat in navy.|
|The Victory Garden hat of |
miniature roses in patriotic hues.
I know, I know, victory gardens were not for roses.
Photo by Nicole at Paper Moon Vintage
I'm thinking about adding a few of the Lily Pad style to my etsy. What do you think? Are they too weird? Probably. Don't tell me. They're weird, right? Tell me, tell me. No don't. Okay, tell me...
California Millinery is a great (and probably the only) millinery supply resource in Southern California. One could spend hours foraging through dead-stock supplies and vintage velvet ribbons. Plus, the people who work there are very nice. I have also heard about a shop in Morro Bay, CA that sells millinery supplies but I can't recall the name and the shop was closed the one time that we were in the area. Please let me know if you are familiar with that store as I will want to stop again the next time we are on the central coast.
My next adventure in hatmaking comes courtesy of Lauren at Wearing History. Wearing History is the source for amazing, reproduction vintage patterns in an easy-to-understand format with clear instructions. These two hat patterns are so cool and I can't wait to dive in - pictures to follow!!!
My very favorite is the Peter Pan style with the lacing up the crown
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