|"Ridiculous" is a better word.|
|Journal de luxus, 1789 (source)|
It's pretty heavy. It kept slipping back on my head because my hedgehog wasn't sturdy enough. That's why the front of my hair looks so weird. Without a poofy hairdo it completely swallows up my head.
|I'm probably over six feet tall like this.|
The challenge: #7, Accessorize.
Fabric: An unknown fraction of a white cotton sheet (stash). A few small pieces of white silk something that feels like taffeta but is also kind of slubby (stash). A few small pieces of pink silk that is thin and crispy but probably not organza (stash). (I really must learn more about identifying fabrics.) Some even smaller scraps of green dupioni (stash). A really slippery square white silk scarf (stash). That fabric that's used for cross stitch, I bought 1m for $ 12 and used half of it. It was the only thing that was stiff enough for the top, Fabricville doesn't carry buckram.
Pattern: Drafted by me.
Notions: That mesh stuff (stash). A few pieces of thin wire (stash) A piece of round cane (stash).
How historically accurate is it? Maybe 50%. The only accurate materials in it are the silk and cane, and I don't even know if cane was used in this kind of hat. I can safely say that my cobbled together construction method is not accurate either. It looks an awful lot like the one in the fashion plate, but those were often exaggerated. I may have taken this one too literally. It is 100% hand sewn though.
Hours to complete: A lot. I didn't count. Probably more than 50.
First worn: Today for photos, I still haven't worn any of this outside.
Total cost: $ 12 (Canadian)
More information on the construction to follow. I just wanted to post this as soon as possible since it's already 6 days late.
Since I don't have a complete set of clothes yet, I haven't gone outside with any of this on and I'm eager to see how people will react to it when I do. I wonder if anyone will take me seriously in this hat.