Tuesday, 11 August 2015

More Winter Felts and 1940s-Style Turbans


Today is going to be a picture-heavy post focusing on some hats I've been making and finally taking photos of recently.




If you follow me on Instagram, or subscribe to the newsletter, you might be getting sick of this 1940s-reproduction turban made from wool felt, because I just LOVE it, so I keep sharing it! (Oh, and you can custom order your own in your size and any colour.)


This was the first version of this style of turban, and it turned out a bit small for me, and also for my model, but you get the idea!



This one is made from thermofelt, which I've talked about before. It has the benefit of the bounce-back qualities of that material, but being thinner, it has a less full and lush feel, I think.


Away from specifically vintage styles, I still think this winter felt hat with faux fur trim has a vintage feel to it. Maybe it's just the way it softly frames the face.




Jasmine just managed to turn up in coats that matched the colours of the hats I brought to the photoshoot!


I shared another hat made from this same vintage hat block earlier, but I played with faux fur trim on this one for a different look.


My favourite thing about it is how it looks like completely fur from one side, and almost all felt from the other side.


I think I will be continuing to experiment with this block. I think I still haven't worked it out to my satisfaction.


This purple fur beret is also from a block you've seen before, and, again, I'm still working it out. It is a little large and I need to work out how to make that still work for me. Still, I love the colour of this one. I love bright purple in winter outfits.



What is your favourite colour and style of hat for winter? Leave me a comment and let me know! I love finding out what people like to wear.

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10 comments:

  1. Ravishingly gorgeous hats!!! Each one is like the millinery equivalent of a skillful waltz or piece of exquisitely composed music. The elements blending and coming together in perfect, memorable harmony.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica for that glowing praise!

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  2. Amazing hats! I have always wanted to learn how to make felt hats. That turban is glorious

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    1. Thank you Sara! Felt hats are wonderful to make - I really enjoy working with felt.

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  3. The colors ~ that matching chartreuse turban and coat are endlessly fantastic Tanith! I really love that tan + faux fur one, the soft fur framing the face is such a sophisticated and elegant style. ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Thank you Bonita! I do love the look of faux fur framing the face, and the chartreuse is not a colour I would usually pick, but I love how it turned out!

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  4. I just love the chartreuse turban, it is such a gloriously zingy colour and a marvellous shape. I bet your model really enjoyed wearing it.

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    1. Thank you! I hope she did :) We were all having quite a bit of fun in general, I think!

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  5. Love love LOVE all of them but especially the Turban hat. So pretty :) I wish I had your talent but alas I am all thumbs so I'm glad I know lovely ladies who can create such gorgeous pieces to share with us all.

    Keep up the good work!

    Liz :)

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    1. Thank you Liz! Well, I wish I could dance but I'm all...left feet? Something like that :P

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