It seems I started jubilating too early over something.
Remember a couple of months ago I stated that I was going to start a millinery course in september at Kesington College? Well it turns out I had spoken too soon. For I received an email stating I was to come for an interview, with samples of hats I have made, on the 8th of September. hmm!!!
Now, I have not made many hats, and the ones I have made might not get me unto the course. So I have to make more. I had planned on starting my autumn sewing as soon as I got back on saturday, but I´m afraid this will have to be pushed back until I am sure I have made about 3 or 4 hats. Oh boy!!
I don´t even know where to start. Does anyone know anyone who has done this course before, or something similar, and who had to present samples of their work?
For the hats, I am thinking since Autumn and Winter are around the corner, I could start with hats relevant to those seasons. So :
- Newspaper Boy
Can anyone remember Angelina Jolie in Changeling???
|Curtesy of Stained Couture|
I love cloche hats, so I think that is a good place to start. The Weekend Designer has a lovely tutorial to make this Banana Republic cloche hat.
I also have two millinery books which I think will help me with the beret and the newspaper boy cap.
|Hats!! by Sarah Cant|
|Design and Make Fashion Hats by Karen Henriksen|
These are a couple of Karen Henriksen´s hats which gives me an idea of the type of newspaper boy hat to make.
|Curtesy of Chicago Sartorialist|
So all in all, I have my work cut out I think. It does not help that next weekend I have to go to Germany (Dusseldorf actually) to see my step-mom who is visitng my cousin. My step-mom is visitng from Cameroon, and this is an opportunity for me to see her as I am not sure I will be going home this christmas.
I wonder what colours I could make the hats in. What do you recommend?
Have a nice day everyone.