Milinery

Discussion in 'Workshop - DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Feline, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Feline

    Feline rock-chic

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    Have done asearch, but couldn't find a thread for this. (Please merge if there is)

    Has anyone here made hats/hair accessories? I want to make some hats & fascinators, but can't find any patterns, or better still, personal advice on how to do it. Had a look for a part-time course, but they are well expensive, so thought tfs would be an even better way of learning.
     
  2. Feline

    Feline rock-chic

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    I found a site called 'Cut Out & Keep' (worth a look at) and they had instructions for making a fascinator. Here's my version - I added a silk orchid & some feathers as well as the netting
     

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  3. gius

    gius Active Member

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    i wish i could help you, feline ^^
    i have some interest in millinery myself
    some time ago in a course i took, a classmate of mine made a cap out of fabric she made out of Tencel. it was quite nice, i wanted to ask her about what she put in to the "visor" part of the cap, to make it stiff. i saw some white wire things at a sewing shop here and they were labelled 'buckram' but probably made of plastic. i think
    unfortunately i don't have her contact info now

    how do you put the fascinator on your head?
     
  4. fourboltmain

    fourboltmain More Old Skool Than You

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    Quick story! When I was taking fashion design classes, the teacher asked about the interest in a millinery (BTW, change the spelling for search purposes...) class.

    I signed up for this! Sounded like machining something, something technical, as I used to build racecars back in the day.

    Anyway, I found out what it was and backed off. No disrespect to the art, I was just mislead. :(

    Millinery = CNC Mill? No.

    PS: Google is your friend:

    http://www.burdastyle.com/howtos/show/271

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mc_art/sets/72157600037672828/

    http://www.craftycrafty.tv/2008/01/make_your_own_mini_top_hat_fas.html

    http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/crafts/making-feather-fascinator-166714.html

    Seems like it's more draping on your head than patterns.
     
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  5. gius

    gius Active Member

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    how about a hood?

    you can just add something inside to reinforce the shape.
    i have a pattern for a loose hood i can post.
    You use the back and front bodice patterns to make it.
     
  6. gius

    gius Active Member

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    loose hood pattern

    here we are.

    it will look this.
    it doesn't conform to the shape of the head
    rather drapes out.. like a triangle.
    [​IMG]
    smh.com.au
     

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