Thursday, September 9, 2010

Is this a Record?

This outfit was constructed entirely around the hat. Tell me I'm not the only one!

If you wondered what I've been doing over the last few days that I haven't been blogging, I've been working on a collection of 1940s style tilt hats or fascinators made from old 45s. I'm super pleased with how they came out! I'll post instructions for how to make them tomorrow (including how to make the ribbon bow, which is actually only attached temporarily while I wait for some vintage millinery roses to arrive). I'll also be listing a few designs in my etsy store next week.

The hats can be worn 1940s tilt style in the centre or to one side. I like it best in the centre. I made small victory rolls either side as a foundation, then pulled the rest of my hair into a bun (I need a haircut! It's so thick that it gets unmanageable at this length).

Hat, handmade by me (instructions coming soon!); Polka dot blouse, Charity shop; Skirt, hand-me-down from my sister; Ace of Spades earrings, purchased in Thailand.


  1. ooohhh! I love the hat! I can't wait to get the instructions! And yes, I definitely construct entire outfits around hats. I also think it's easier to match the clothes to the accessories and vice versa (especially since I can sew the clothes)! by the way, I gave you a Beautiful Blogger Award!

  2. What a cute idea--lovely outfit, too!

  3. I am very impressed that you made hat yourself! I bought a new hat recently, and have been planning a different outfit every day around it.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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    Ooo, this looks gorgeous ~ I can not wait for the tutorial!! ><

    I plan outfits around hats, pieces of jewelry, shoes, tights, you name it. So rest assured, you are not the only one. ^__^

    bonita of Depict This!

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  5. I wasn't sure what to expect when you said you were making hats out of old 45s, but this is awesome! How adorable. And yes, I often start my outfits with the accessories, be it hats or shoes and then go from there. I thought most women did that?

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac


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