My day started with me waking up at 7am, and going across town to spend 6hours with a legend in the millinery world. Those of you who have been bothering to read my ramblings will remember that last year I was going to take lessons with this living legend but unfortunately, I got knocked up, and due to complications could not attend. Many of you said I could always do it the following year. And I just did. Yay!!.
Today is the start of a number of classes I will be having with her. My next class will surely be sometime in August after my holidays, but no matter. Today was everything I hoped it would be and more.
I am dead tired, so without further ado, here are a few pics of my day.
The legend started me off with something easy, blocking a sinamay base and making trimming for it. Taking notes, with serious spelling errors.
Cutting out squares
Blocking the sinamay on a hat block
making a tear-drop shape out of millinery wire and drawing the shape unto the blocked sinamay squares.
Sewing the wire to the newly cut shape
Sinamay strips cut on the bias. Apparently in millinery, everything is cut on the bias.
The edges of the bias strips were hand rolled, and attached to the sinamay tear drop base.
Here is the almost finished hat. I have to sew on the elastic, and a few bits, and it will be done. We ran out of time, but I had so much fun, and I can't wait to go back next month.
All of next week I will be involved in millinery classes at another location,where I will be taught how to make flowers, and how to wpork with sinamay and straw. I will be posting my experiences after each class, so if millinery is something you are curious about, do pop back in next week..
This hat makes want to finish this dress I started, but which has since been relegated to the UFO bin. Hopefully will be able to do that and take pictures of me wearing both the hat and the dress. Wish me luck please.