Inspired by 1920s summer cloche hats, I made a 1920s sheer cloche hat from white chiffon fabric.
1920s Sheer Summer Cloche Hat Inspirations
My main inspirations were: 1927 photograph of three women with summer cloche hats, 1920s white chiffon cloche, 1920s close-up photograph of woman with summer cloche, 1920s photograph of woman with cloche hat in a car, and a 1925 photograph of woman with wide-brimmed cloche at Ascot.
Starched Cloche Hat
Because my 1920s chiffon cloche hat was very floppy, I made homemade starch to stiffen the hat. Here’s my tutorial on how I starched my 1920s cloche hat.
And inspired by this antique 1920s sheer summer cloche hat with a flower spray I also made a detachable spray of rayon and silk flowers. Here you can see how the cloche looks with the flower decoration.
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I adore this! You are so talented & creative.
Do you share a pattern for this anywhere? I live in Hawaii and I always wear hats out of doors in summer. I am no great seamstress, but I will give it a go. It’s so sweet.
Thanks, Monica! 🙂 I used a pattern that I found online and adapted it to make the brim wider.
We are all dying to know WHAT PATTERN?!❤️❤️
Hi Sally, you can download my PDF pattern for the 1920s wool cloche. It’s very similar, you only have to make the brim wider. Hope this helps! 🙂