Vintage Hat Friday

I think I’m finally admitting that summer is coming to a close….so I’m enjoying all my flowery vintage summer hats while I can.

This one is not exceptional but I love the ombre pink chiffon roses and ruffles. A light and airy hat that’s a sweet addition to a lovely summer dress.

vintage pink


Trying something new

I stood in my closet this morning and stared at the same old stuff I wear over and over again. I decided to break out of the mold and wearing something completely different.

Once I arrived at the studio, I knew I wanted to spend the day blocking hats and thought I’d try the same philosophy – so rather than going to my “old faithful” blocks, I dusted off some of the vintage blocks I haven’t used for ages.

I’m in love with this cute little hat! It’s fun and sporty and flirty. I used a beret-like vintage crown block to get the shape at the top and then free-form sculpted the brim. A pretty silk band, grosgrain ribbon and cheery flower complete the look. Now I’m looking at my blocks in an entirely different light!

Pink asymmetrical cloche

Pink asymmetrical cloche