Gold straw headpiece with a gold linen fabric rose flower.
This piece showcases a beautiful vintage hat, which I repurposed, in order to give it new life.
I retained the hat’s original wiring and machine stitching. However, the rest of the design is a product of my traditional millinery skills.
I first re-shaped the hat by hand, using the free-form method. This technique involves shaping the hat directly onto a head-shaped form, called a “Dolly”, relying solely on the milliner’s own creativity.
After forming, I then added all additional stitching by hand.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width (at widest point): approximately 14cm (5.5 inches)
- Length: approximately 20cm (8 inches)
- Height: approximately 10 cm (4 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 51cm (20 inches)
The linen rose measures 11.5cm (4.5 inches) in diameter, at its widest point.
How to Wear this Hat
This headpiece hugs the head and I have designed it to be worn to the left of the head.
A thin elastic is used to secure the hat in place. This elastic is thin enough to be hidden in your hair, thereby creating the illusion that the hat is magically perched on the head.
Where to Wear this Hat
I created this whimsical piece with Spring and Summer events in mind. For example, this hat would be perfect for a race day, or a wedding. The piece is made from straw, which is lightweight and breathable, and will keep you cool in the heat. Meanwhile, the pale tones and floral embellishment are just right for this time of year.
I will send your piece in an ivory hat box, which I carefully pack with acid free tissue paper, and finish with a pink satin ribbon. Storing your hat in this tissue-filled box will keep it in tip top condition for many years to come.
Although I don’t offer gift wrap for these designs, I can add a gift message card if you are gifting from a distance.
Please do complete your message in the box above, especially if you’d like it to be delivered direct to the lucky lass. Don’t forget to say who it is a gift for…and importantly, who it is from!
Looking For Something a Little Different?
I created this Gold Straw Headpiece with Rose Flower as a one-of-a-kind piece. However, I can use the design as inspiration for a bespoke order – creating something unique, tailored to your specifications. If you would like to discuss this option, please do drop me a message, and I will get back to you.
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