Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The 1928 Set of Hats Pattern

This post is about giving a closer glimpse of the seven fabulous 1928 hat styles contained in pattern Acc20-1928:

Style 1 is a wool felt cloche with front brim and box-pleated center back with bow loops of matching felt:

Style 2 is a brocade and silk turban, the crown ends of which are arranged in bow loops at the right side and the crown is draped on the head and pleated upward:

Style 3 is a felt hat of two tone-on-tone or contrasting colors with a brim one end of which is threaded through and fastened with a fashion brooch (shown in wool tweed/flannel not backed with buckram):

Style 4 is a felt hat in contrasting hues-the crown of which is in three overlapping sections with cut-outs at each top edge. A fashion buckle may be threaded onto the felt strap trim at the right side:

Style 5 is a draped turban in light silk taffeta, gauze, or tulle over a high foundation of light buckram-the brim of which is cut bias for a soft fit around the face:

Style 6 is a silk cloche trimmed in straw braid over a wired crown of light buckram (shown here with self-bias in lieu of contrast straw):

Style 7 is wool felt cut in 7 sections for the crown which is attached to a contrasting felt band over which a slightly gathered brim one end of which is threaded through to form a shaped tie (shown in wool tweed/flannel not backed with buckram):

Friday, June 12, 2015

Top Finalist in the EvaDress 40's Fling! Challenge is...

From the 1940's-only garment submissions, I pulled five and asked Lauren Lee of Wearing History Clothing to evaluate for a top finalist based on maintaining original design lines, overall design and quality of construction.
Eszter of Australia impressed us with her bound buttonholes and diagonal seams in her fine Italian wool ensemble from pattern SE40-210 .
Here is part of what Eszter had this to say of her entry: 'Made out of fine navy Italian wool its lined in sage green rayon, with bound buttonholes, self covered buttons and tidy little gathers at the elbow for movement. The skirt is also lined, and has french seams. This came out great and I'm really proud of it. The wool was fantastic to work with and the pattern was surprisingly easy to put together!'
Lauren and I certainly agree Eszter is to be proud of her ensemble, see what you think (click images for larger version)!

Here are four of the five finalists from which Lauren also reviewed, they are Alison, Julie, Kristen and Milli:
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