Straw Hats – Looking at shaping

I’ve had some hat related questions this week. Here is a blog post regarding the shape of straw hats from a few years back. I’ve also started a Pin board of hats in photos. http://www.pinterest.com/annawordenb/millinery-hats-cdvs/

ORIGINAL POST:
These images are for a discussion on the Sewing Academy. Since I am horribly disorganized at the moment, I am putting the files directly here. If I have included an image of yours you would like me to remove or give credit to, please let me know, I am very happy to do so.

10987654321This angle is nice for showing the difference in the width of the brim comparing the fronts to the sides. The sides also curve down.

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 Links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/josefnovak33/2813904046/

hmmm on chair http://www.flickr.com/photos/piedmont_fossil/2218142840/

 Hats at the MET: 1840mid-century, they say 1860s I say late at best, 1859 (one of the coarser hats I’ve seen), 1850-59, different, also different (bias cut ribbons), 1866-68, 1866-68, late 1860s (woven), late 1860s, 1863-65,      

PeteJuly60 from PamPeteJune60 from PamPetersons Aug60Petersons July61 bPetersons July61

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  1. Reblogged this on If I Had My Own Blue Box: and commented:

    I’ve had some hat related questions this week. Here is a blog post regarding the shape of straw hats from a few years back. I’ve also started a Pin board of hats in photos. http://www.pinterest.com/annawordenb/millinery-hats-cdvs/

  2. […] Crown Heads Millinery from 2013. Don’t miss her example either. We also took some time to look at shapes here back in […]


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