I got a really sweet e mail with a photo of a hat collection. Dane really likes my bike caps, and every time he visits from Seattle he orders a bunch! Here is his collection…pretty impressive.
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I’m hoarding Cashmere sweaters in preparation for the new season. My Cashmere hat and scarf production starts again at the end of May. I found the most beautiful browns, greens, and burgundy sweaters. They will be transformed into the coziest hats and scarves!
I created this hat for the Stephen Jones hat competition on Talenthouse.
Please take a moment and vote. Also, check out the incredible hats featured from Milliners all over the world. You can vote for many designs.
It is an incredible collection of beautiful Millinery creations. I hope they publish a book of all the entries!
For my hat, I created a pill box out of steel galvanized wire. It was incredibly hard to crochet with, and my hands are in a lot of pain. I love the openness of the pillbox. I decorated it with flowers made out of plastic bags. The final touch were the rhinestone buttons.
“Steel Magnolia”, please vote here.
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Posted in hats, making hats, millinery, street fashion, tagged ads hats, alternative design studio, designer hat, hand made hat, hat blog sf, hat shop in san francisco, rain hat, reconstructed fashion, upcycled on January 31, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
For this project I chose a black woman’s rain jacket. Size XXL, with nice tabs on the sleeves, watercolor painted lining, and 12 large silver buttons. All for $5.99
I took apart all the pieces of the coat. Separated the rain proof material from the lining and removed 12 buttons.
The sleeve tab became the top of the hat crown. The collar became the brim. I used 2 of the buttons and sewed them on with red thread for a little contrast. I used the original lining to line the hat.
The final product of this reconstruction is a great water proof hat with fun elements. The Silver buttons and red thread add a touch of whimsy. The asymmetric brim adds a modern flair to a 1920’s shape.
The great thing about making hats is that they don’t require a lot of fabric. Since the coat was a XXL, I still have enough material for at least 2 more hats!
Posted in hat store, making hats, millinery, tagged ads hats, alternative design studio, blogging, designer hats, hand made hat, hat blog sf, millinery, mission, san francisco style, street fashion, valencia street, women's hats on January 20, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in hat store, hats, making hats, millinery, new arrivals, tagged ads hats, alterknitive cashmere, alternative design studio, beret, chemo hats, cloche hat, cocktail hat, designer hats, fall 2010, hand made hat, hat shop in san francisco, men's hats, millinery, new hats, san francisco style, slouch beanie, women's hats on November 12, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
We have been really busy at the shop. The week of Halloween, Giants winning the World Series, and Dia de los Muertos inspired many new hats. The shop is full of new styles from House of Nines, Bailey, Toucan Collection, and ADS.
*Ultrasuede is a man made fiber.