Sunday, March 09, 2008
Trilby Hat Project from "Stylish Cloches"
This past week have spent about 4 hours working on the Trilby.
Mostly preparing fabric and did sew a bit on the lining.
Sometimes it puzzles me why we making things from fabrics sewing ..... the proportion of time spent at the sewing machine is so small in comparison to the time spent in other tasks.
So what comprised the 4 hours - backing fashion fabric with interfacing - had to feel and audition a number of fusible interfacings residing in the stash. Choose one with a firm hand to beef up the fabric, yet not stiff. Soaked it in hot water then let it dry (so it will not shrink if the finished hat ever get washed.
Then the time consuming but important bonding - the fashion fabrics are now ready for marking and cutting.
So next Trilby session will be doing that and finishing the lining.
*if you are anxious for more photo details pop over to this flickr album "Sewing a Hat."