Saturday, November 6, 2010

Victorian Fun

This hat goes out to a good friend in North Wales. I was wanting to do something different for my BJD, Seola, and this is what I came up with. As another friend suggested, maybe I was thinking about Sherlock Holmes? Actually I was looking through a book on women's fashions from the Victorian era, and was trying to remember how to make a bandeau, which is a wired piece that goes under a hat that wouldn't normally fit the head, and gives the hat a lift (in this case, lifting up in the back) and at the same time holds the hat to the head. This was fun to do. I hope to do more in a similar style.