…Get a hat!
Well that was easier than expected!
For those who don’t want to peruse the diagrams or translate the Japanese instructions:
- cut out all pieces on the bias, adding seam allowances, and fuse to interfacing. [I should have fused then cut, but didn’t pay enough attention]
- sew seam in side crown, press & topstitch
- sew crown to side crown, press
- sew back seams in two brim pieces, press & topstitch
- Assemble brim, bag out, press and baste top edges together
- Assemble crown lining, press [I had plenty left in my scrap of silk crêpe marocain from the party dress that didn’t happen]
- Slip crown lining inside crown, wrong sides together, and baste raw edges
- Attach brim, right sides together, clip and press seam to inside
- Assemble band/bow pieces, right sides together, turn and press. Slipstitch turning openings
- Hand sewing time- attach petersham ribbon over the brim/crown seams to neaten, plus a few stitches to keep the lining sitting nicely up inside the crown [I hand stitched-in-the-ditch]
- Attach trim. Then take it off, undo the slipstitching, shorten the trim band by about three inches, reassemble, re-press, re-attach. Swear a bit.
And that’s it! One luxury warm hat…the crown is taller than expected, but I don’t mind. What colour shall I make next?
I think I need some more, what do you think?