‘With the summer gown the summer hat will appear […] And one of these is a piazza hat for nice wear, yet so simple that any one might imitate it. The whole trimming consists of a veil or scarf, bordered with lace and rather longer than wide. This is laid around the hat in a swirl and is shaped with the fingers until there are many folds.’ (San Francisco Call, 1903)
I draped white chiffon over a cotton foundation for my big Edwardian hat and sewed it down by hand.
Then I trimmed the hat with two large white ostrich plumes, a white satin bow and a pink and cream paper rose with green leaves.
The hat is inspired by hats like this 1900s hat with tulle and ostrich feather, hat with plumes and roses, hat with plumes, this 1910 hat with plumes and flower, 1908-10 hat with draped net or chiffon and roses, this 1907 photograph of hat with roses, and this 1906 painting of a straw and tulle hat with roses.
Actually, this 1900s chiffon hat is just a slip-on cover for my 18th century hand-plaited straw hat.
That way I don’t have to store two hats. 😉