Sunday, August 06, 2006

Millinery: Before and After

This John Fredrick's "Charmer" labeled Panama straw hat was purchased by me last night at White Linen Night.
It cost $12, and had a lot of bumps and dents.

As the "before" and "after" pictures show, a tea kettle and a little steam, and this old hat is looking good again.

I just can't resist revitalizing a sound Panama straw. Maybe I can get a tax free business together: Panama Straw Rescue Society.

Isn't that a wild hat band? Knitted fabric. I can't figure out the era though. Any one know out there? Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Ladygrande said...

I love how this turned out. What a change!
The head band looks like a '40's print to me.