Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Milliner in me is Back! & Who wants to be 'normal'!

In an attempt to find some sort of work that i can do without to much stress or pain being caused i am reviving my millinery skills. It's very hard and quite painful on my hands and so what woudl normally take a day to make a small hat like this, will take me perhaps a few hour here and there over a week, still its progress. I studied for two years in Epsom and came out with an HND in millinery, so it shouldn't be too hard to remember how to do it.

This is my first design and prototype, that i have made, in at least 10 years. I have made the odd fascinator here and there, but not a hat.
I am rather proud of it, and certainly got some looks in town on Friday when i wore it out, which knowing me, most of you will know, i secretly loved. I think everyone should celebrate their unusualness and diversity and stop trying to be 'normal' , normal's just a cycle on the washing machine, who wants to be that.

Anyway, i would love some comments/critics on this as i am hoping to produce a few in this sort of design with a view to selling them.


Blogger Manda said...

Very impressive and pretty hat. What an unusual choice of colour for you!!

M :-)

8:51 pm  
Blogger picperfic said...

what a fab skill to have! I tried to make myself a hat from a Vogue pattern. It was one of those Vintage Vogue doodars. Anyway, it got the better of me. Not been to another 30/40's do anyway lol. Your little hat is gorgeous and if I saw you, I'd ogle you too, you look stunning! I'd propbably be wishing I looked as good as you (and as young too!)

10:01 am  
Blogger Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Gorgeous, fabulous, LOVE LOVE LOVE the veil, the hat shape, the color...

Milliners kudos to you and your newest creation!

12:41 am  

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