Edwardian Hat

edwardian hat

Here are pictures of my big Edwardian hat. I really like how it turned out.

edwardian picture hat

I’ve draped white chiffon over a cotton foundation and sewed it down by hand.

1900s hat rose ostrich plumes satin bow chiffon

I’ve decorated the hat with two large white ostrich plumes, a white satin bow, and a pink and cream paper rose with green leaves.

1900s hat close-up

The hat would be suitable for afternoon wear, a summer garden party, or another dressy occasion.

big 1900s hat

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.

edwardian hat back view

Actually, this 1900s chiffon hat is just a slip-on cover for my 18th century hand-plaited straw hat.

1900s hat underside

That way I don’t have to store two hats. 😉

1900s picture hat

 

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