Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Pink and Lavender Cloche

Just finished and ready to wear. Am so pleased with the look and style of the crown and brim - have been aiming for this look for some time and finally, finally achieved it.

This one is reversible, the band comes off and has a decorative pin end which allows the band to be secured to the hat.

From here on though, will stick to just one right side. Love the idea of reversible, but there is always a bit of a turn of cloth issue - the lavender side out is ok but not as smooth as the pink side buckles a bit when trying to be the inside. Plus, the sweat band - or should it be lack of sweat band. I really like it better when there is a sweat band and lining.

An additional free floating pin can be used as a lapel pin or to hold the brim up for a jaunty look.
More views in flickr album Sewn Hats and Headbands.

11 comments:

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

It is super adorable! Yeah, it is tempting to make it reversable when there are such great colors being used, and darn, a reversable side is never spot on as the first side. One of life's little mysteries, right?

Your trim work is cool. I envy your classy restraint.

Is the pattern from the Japanese book or something else? It doesn't look like the trilby in the other photo but I could be wrong.

Glorious Hats said...

Thanks Jill.

This pattern is not from the Japanese book - but there is a similar cloche in that book.

PhantomMinuet said...

Oh, that's adorable! I especially like the version with the brim pinned up.

Knitted Gems said...

I love this cloche. I think it's the band and the use of two colors that really makes it so sweet looking.

Glorious Hats said...

PM, and KG, Thanks so much.

Denishé Hats said...

It's a great hat. Simple, beautiful colors.

njm said...

Beautiful hat! I absolutely love it! You have extraordinary talent!

Lynda Lehmann said...

Very beautifully done! Just perfect. Yes, it sure is stylish! Wonderful work...(from one who can only sew hems, lol)

I just noticed that you gave me a link! Thanks! I'll put yours on my page tonight.

Glorious Hats said...

Thanks Lynda, also appreciate the link, I like visiting your site and enjoy your art work and the words and music that accompany the photos and paintings.

Ladygrande said...

What a pretty hat - and perfect for a Pink Hatter* with that color combination.


*A "Pink Hatter" is a member of The Red Hat Society who is under the age of 50 - instead of red and purple, she wears pink and lavender.

Glorious Hats said...

Hi LadyGrande, thanks for stopping by and for the pink lady info.