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Flat crown, 2 inch-deep side band, 3 inch arched oval brim.
Hats created using woven straw are $65, ready for you to finish (see
below.) "Anna" and "Carrie" are now available in a medium
width braid. Instructions for completing these hats are included.
If you would prefer to build a hat on your own, a braid body, unwired
and unblocked is available for $30. I will block and size the
crown for you in either the "Anna" or "Carrie" style. It will
arrive with a 3.5-4" brim that you may reduce by removing 2-3 rounds of
These straw hats are suitable for young ladies' spring
and summer wear. They are hand-blocked, sized and wired. The
woven straw bodies used for these hats will vary a bit but
will be of a plain weave suitable for the period. If the weave in use
when you order is a concern to you, I'll be very happy to send a photo
in advance of your order.
To keep costs as low as possible for the young ladies who
are most likely to wear this style, I've left a few things undone.
You will have to finish the underbrim of the woven straw versions with silk or a ruching of ribbon
to cover the raw edge of the straw . You will also need to decorate
the crown with a ribbon band and streamers and flowers, ribbons,
feathers, etc. on the front and/or a bow at the back. Thin round elastic or ribbon ties may
be used to secure the hat under the chignon and wider ribbon ties may be
added to be tied under the chin. Again, instructions are included.
The standard crown depth is approx.
2". The standard brim width is approx. 3". The crown is blocked in
an oval to fit a standard size 22. When ordering, you may request
adjustments to these dimensions on the woven versions only. Braid can
sometimes be blocked a tiny bit larger but can only be made smaller by
adding a filler under an added sweatband.
Completion kits, consisting
of 3 yards of vintage rayon ribbon of your choice, a round elastic to go
under the chignon and cotton for the sweatband are available for $8.
Additional ribbon maybe purchased for ties or brim decoration @ $2 per
yard. I regret this vintage ribbon is available in very limited
quantities so I must limit purchases to my hat and bonnet blank
customers and only in amounts required to finish the hat or bonnet.
If desired, I will complete the
above hats for you with finished
prices ranging from $95 to $150, depending on the extent of the
Here is "Anna" fully trimmed with a black silk ribbon band and
streamers, a velvet bow and ostrich tip decoration. The
underside of the brim is faced with light blue silk. The
sweat band is of cotton with an elastic stay to go under the
hair at the back. This may be replaced by ribbon ties, if
desired. The bow and feathers may be replaced by flowers
and the silk on the underside may be of a different color.
As shown, $145. Please click on picture
for additional photos.
RIBBON!! I now have some lovely vintage rayon ribbon for trimming your
hat. Above is an example of a simple band, composed double
loop bow and tails. A variety of colors, styles and widths
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above for more choices. Pricing for each is $2 per yard.
Ribbon is also available as part of a completion kit.
"Atlanta" is shown with a simple band of vintage striped rayon
ribbon with a cockade of pinked and fluted silk taffeta and
striped ribbon. Other ribbon choices are available. The
underside of the brim is faced with silk. The crown is lined
with cotton. An elastic band and grosgrain ties help to keep the
hat in place. As shown, $135. SOLD.
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"Ashley" shown dressed in loops of vintage aqua moiré' rayon
ribbon. Other ribbon choices are available. The underside
of the brim is faced with silk. The crown is lined with cotton.
An elastic band and grosgrain ties help to keep the hat in
place. As shown, $140. SOLD Please click
on picture for additional photos. This trim style may be
used on other hat styles.
This is a straw version of the "Samantha" Mousquetaire" or
"Postilion"-style hat based on an original in the collection of
the V&A Museum, London. As shown, she is partially
completed and ready for you to decorate. The brim has been
curled using an antique hatter's curling shackle and hand-bound
using milliner's grosgrain ribbon. The crown is lined with
cotton. An elastic band helps to keep it in place. As shown,
$150. SOLD Please click on picture for
additional photos and options. The straw used may vary
based on availability.
"Heather" is Glengarry style straw hat based on an original.
She's fashioned from blocked woven straw. The lower edge
is bound with wool braid. The lining is open-weave cotton.
She's decorated with a double cockade of plaited and fringed
silk topped with a vintage ostrich plume and streamers of cotton
grosgrain ribbon. All hand-sewn. AVAILABLE NOW. $155 as shown.
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