Dickens Fair: bonnets in progress
Preparation for Dickens Christmas Fair is well under way :) Made it through the first workshop weekend as well as dancing practice with the Prince consort(s) tonight. I wanted a fun project & these have been fun so far. I have one more I’ll probably work on this week.
Bonnets (along with the pattern changes for a bodice I helped drape for my housemate last night):
My mother-in-law is selling her wares at the rehearsal weekends up in Pacifica. I’m thinking I’ll have her put these at her booth to see if anyone is interested.
Wool bonnet w/ silk ties & pleated silk interior:
Wool heart-shaped bonnet w/ lace lined in orange silk:
Gorgeous. Wish I could come out to Dickens again – thats where I first saw you in 2007!!
Question: what do you use as the base for the bonnets? Buckram and wire?
These hats are actually refurbished wool hats that have been modified. I have used buckram in the past without wire & with wire with success.
@ Bess Yes I remember you telling me you were at Dickens fair in 2007. I wish you could come back too! I don’t remember actually meeting you until Costume Con. But Dickens Fair goes by in a blur with all the wonderful crowds & activity :)