Thursday, February 12, 2015

An 18th Century Tilt Hat







Last night I found myself going through my hats, most of which are very 18th century inspired, and were created for historic costume not vintage everyday wear. I was trying to figure out how to style some of them so I can actually get to wear them more often. I figured that little historic hats aren't that different from 1940's tilt hats right?

I stole this skirt from my mom years ago, it was hers in the 80's and is therefore nearly"vintage" now. I think it looks rather 1940's and I have really come to like it! I am still looking for sheer navy tights, these nude fishnets have a thick black seam up the back and are fun, but are neither very accurate or well made. I am on the hunt for a finer nude fishnet, with smaller netting and a back-seam, for the upcoming year ahead. I am having a hard time not dreaming of my summer wardrobe already, the perils of winter! I have so many sewing projects I want to complete, I wish I could clone myself and one of me could stay home sewing all day!

I want to start making hats again, this time focusing on more 20th century vintage styles. Another To-Do to add to my already long list!

Faux Fur Collar: Made by me
Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Modcloth
Tights: Amazon
Hat: Made by me
Jewelry: Vintage (etsy)

8 comments:

  1. Seriously stunning outfit! Wow, wow and wow again! This is something I would wear in a New York minute. It's awesome that you make hats and have the skills needed to do just that. You are such an awesomely talented person, my dear friend.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica! I made this hat around four or five years ago, and I really want to start making more hats again! <3

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  2. FABULOUS hat (and tights)! Please put up a tutorial for this amazing hat!

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    1. Thank you Gabriela! The hat is made with traditional buckram hat-making techniques, I'll try and make a tutorial sometime!

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  3. This is a fabulous look. I love that first photo. Your hat is great, I would love to know how to make it.

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    1. Thanks Kate! I'll try and put a tutorial together next time I make a hat!

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  4. Gorgeous hat and outfit! Most of the time, a tilt hat is a tilt hat, and the styles of the forties in particular reference the past a lot anyway, so it totally works! When you've fine to all the effort that a hat takes, you want to find a way to wear it :)

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    1. Thanks Tanith! I am definitely looking at new ways of styling some of my old favorites!

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