|Blocked crown made from two layers of black buckram|
|Underside of brim covered with 4 way stretch black velvet, |
the crown was made from three layers of black buckram, all painstakingly
pinned and hand stitched into place.
|Top of brim, again lots of hand stitching to hold everything in place|
|Crown covered in same black velvet|
|Red/black taffeta marked out to make bias binding., ribbon and flower|
|All chalked out into even strips|
|Binding added over millinery wire, hand stitched underneath|
|Hole cut in brim ready to attach petersham ribbon and crown|
|Completed hat with chrysanthemum flower all hand made|
|front view, I was really pleased with this hat considering it was my first attempt|
maybe should have left this one for later as it was quite difficult, but got there in the end.