Turban Tuesday

It’s Tuesday and I have just completed a new turban. Turbans are a classic style and I love to make them – draping all those pleats and twists just makes me happy. Making a turban is a process – first we block buckram over our hat block and let it dry. Next it’s trimmed to the desired shape. The crown (top) is covered with fabric, either matching or contrast, and a bias strip is sewn around the bottom edge. Lastly, the fabric is draped and pinned in place, then sewn with invisible stitches so that the folds and pleats stay in place.

Pinning the Pleats

Below is the finished product. Click Here to see it on my website.

What a Great Hat Turban – Front
What a Great Hat Turban – Back

Hat Styling

People sometimes ask me how  best to wear a hat, when to wear one, and what to wear it with. Rather than write a lengthy answer, I turned to a new Instagram friend.

I recently sent some hats to Susie at Southern_Classy_and_Fabulous (check out her IG Page!) and she did a GREAT job of styling them with things that were already in her wardrobe. While I never mind buying a new outfit or coat to go with a hat, it’s always nice when you can shop your own closet.

Please take a moment to visit her blog, see and read all about how she styled five of my hats and follow her adventures in fashion.

These hats and more are available on my website. Now through March 2, 2019, use the promo code CLASSY25 to receive $25 off any hat on the website!