Tuesday, 11 February 2014

2014 Blog Series: Hats of the Past

In March, I'll be starting a blog series called "Hats of the Past: a Milliner Explores History."

Each month I'll focus on an era and explore and make some of the hat styles that were popular in that time. I'll be starting at the 1960s and working my way backwards.

Studio portrait 1880s, State Library of Queensland

Here are some of the things you can expect to see:
  • Information about hats and fashions of the era and how they evolved
  • Images, sketches and notes breaking down the styles and construction
  • Collaborations with other bloggers and guest posts by knowledgable people
  • The occasional tutorial and/or pattern
  • Outfits to show off the hats, working them into either vintage styling or a modern look
  • Little detours into other accessories of the time
and most importantly...
  • Lots of hats made by me in the era theme, from accurate reproductions to modern twists, most of which will be available for purchase, while others will be part of competitions and giveaways

Women at the races 1933, State Library of Queensland

Plus, your regular viewing continues!
I will still be posting other things, as my life won't always oblige by aligning itself with the series timeframe.

February is Sixties Month!
I've started a preparatory 1960s Inspirational Pin-a-thon, and I'd love to hear any favourites or suggestions for this era (and any of the future ones too!)

1940s women, State Library of Queensland

What's your favourite era of fashion or millinery?


  1. That is a thoroughly marvelous idea for a post series. As a die hard and endlessly devoted vintage hat fan, I'll be eagerly awaiting the arrival of each new post.

    I'm fond of so very many eras when it comes to fashion in general, as well as hats, but for both, my very favourite time frame is always the late 30s to the very early 60s. (So it's extra great to know that the decades I love and most frequently dressed from will be a part of your new series.)

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thanks Jessica. I think the 30s and 40s are some of my favourites for hats so far, but I'm expecting this to expand my horizons a lot! I'm already falling for the 60s more than I expected to. It's going to be a lot of fun.

  2. I'm so excited for this series, Tanith!

    1. Thank you Nicole! It's going to be great. I am loving the 60s right now!


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