Oh, wait, no, that's Adrian Paul. This:
|hat on the left (image from the Manesse Codex)|
My previous hat had one problem: it got smashed flat in a box somewhere on the way to its first event, and I never even got to wear it. Sadface! A good friend of mine, H.L. Catherine de Harewell, suggested this alteration to the next design:
Yup, it's flat.
It pins together in the back (or the side, whatever). This way I can pack it flat without worrying about it getting crushed! Is that not an awesome idea?
The hat is plain white linen, all hand-stitched (I made 90% of it in the car on the way to an event), and stiffened with heavy cardstock paper. If I end up loving this as I wear it around this fall, I'll open it up and replace the paper with something more durable; but for the time being I just want to make sure the hat wears well. No harm wasting paper for a trial run or three.
And here it is with my uber-period cow-print cotton bandana, and v-neck tshirt. Oh, and also my roots showing. I should probably do something about that.
SUCCESS! I can't wait to wear it. I can't wait to show you the dress I'm making to go with it! I can't wait to show you ALL KINDS of things I'm working on right now, beginning with painting my sewing room - I've already done the closet. Busy busy!
|P.S.: a lot. Like, a LOT a lot. I'm famous for it.|
(1) "Periodicity", coined by Lady Harewell, and used with assumed permission. ;)