The buckram and wire frame has an concave top and is covered with dark grey taffeta.
Here's the drawing from Harpers that inspired this pillbox hat. This style was meant to be worn with a day dress for visiting or travelling.
Grey shot chiffon forms a bow at the back and drapes around the front. There are horsehair tabs and an elastic to keep it in place.
The chiffon drape is cut on the bias so as to cascade attractively. The drape is not stitched down so it will fit different performers.
This grey pillbox was inspired by a drawing in Harpers Bazar from August of 1872.
Detail of natural ostrich feathers and bow at back of pillbox hat. The price for this hat is $160 CDN.
Detail of hand dyed silk organza and hand dyed gimp trims. The organza was also cut on the bias.
Riding hat made for “Hell On Wheels” 2013. Frame of Fosshape and millinery wire, covered with shot taffeta.
Underside of brim and binding is of brown dupioni silk.
Trimmed with variegated ostrich feathers.
Complicated and colourful gimp forms the band.
This “Round Hat” was made in 2013 for Demi Moore to wear in the movie “Forsaken”.
The buckram frame is covered with a soft brown tweed on the crown and topside of the brim. Brim’s underside and binding is of cotton velvet.
The trimmings are of cotton velvet and the buckle is made of coconut shell.
Horsehair tabs and an elastic cord are used to hold the hat in place.