Another Summer Hat


Last year, I made a summer hat to keep the sun off my face. I proceeded to wear it just about every day because it maintained my pallor much better than sunscreen ever could. Since I liked it so much, I decided to make another one, and here is the result. They are based on the same pattern, OOP Vogue 7460. The main fabric is an upholstery silk, previously used on this skirt, and lined it in a silk taffeta. The most fun part is the trim, which is made up of red silk taffeta, yellow silk organza, and grey silk charmeuse. Charmeuse is not the most cooperative fabric to pick if you want it to lay in a straight line, but the color was right, so I basted the heck out of it before stitching.

I used buckram for the brim. It works well holding its shape, but it makes an annoying crunching sound when you move it.


Closeup of the trim


Inside view. You can see my wavy topstitching.




  1. Posted April 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Here I thought that was the fabric…reading a little further I see that you embellished the fabric to truly make it your own. I can see why you would make another one of these for this summer because it is adorable!

  2. Posted April 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Love it! I’ve always wanted to make myself a hat, but I wasn’t pleased with my one foray into millinery (13+ years ago). Perhaps it’s time to try again, especially since I, too, prefer to maintain my “pallor”, as you put it! 🙂

  3. Posted April 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    the trim is amazing. well done!

  4. Posted April 15, 2011 at 11:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    LOVE. The trim is so fantastic.

  5. Posted April 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Now see – I keep making hat’s but I look terrible in them, so I never wear them. I do get several customer’s who end up with free hat’s though. 😉

    BTW – I know very few people who can sew a truly straight line. I just figured you ment it to be that way.

    And I love the fact that you took so much care even on the inside – great job!

  6. Posted May 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great hat it will ehhance any outfit, the colours are versitile and the way you have presented them modern. I have read your blog for years and really enjoy your creativity and moderity.

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