Saturday, March 31, 2007

Saturday afternoon matinee: "How to make a silk hat"

I found this three minute video. Now any one can see how easy it is to sew a silk hat! And the music is not bad either.

Then there is this three minute 1917's fashion show.
Check out those hobbled skirts, patterned silk stockings and furs! Whoo hoo! LOVE IT!

I'm also experimenting with the Video bar feature. If you look over on the top of my side bar you can see what looks like black and white film frames.

The top three pictures each have a movie scene that is so cute!

Just click on the picture, and a video screen will appear above the last posting. After you finish watching, just click the line "I'm finished watching this" that is above the little screen and the video screen will disappear.

Shop on girls, and do it wearing a hat!


Lovella ♥ said...

Just so you know, I have now looked at the Hudson Bay company for a proper hat for the pool side, I have been to Walmart where they actually had one not too bad and now I have decided to wait until I see the stores there. I will make every effort to wear a hat in the sun, and I intend to give full credit to you when I do.

Anonymous said...

Wow Jill... it never occured to be to look at youtube for millinery videos... duh!!! In any case that is a grat find, I love the silk hat (what does she use for the binding of the edge? any idea? seems like some plastic strip that gives it stability).
Thank you again, youtube is definitely something to explore!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Oh memories of the Hudson Bay Co. store! I wonder if one can still get those striped blankets there?

Cristina: I'm guessing the plastic looking strip is horsehair hem stiffner-the stuff you use to make formal gowns stand out away from the body at the hemline. I have found various widths of the horsehair at fabric stores in the notions area.
Judith M. also sells a flexible brim wire that looks like very very heavy fishing line. Either of those products would serve to keep the silk hat from flopping. I've used regular millinery brim wire on silk hats as well. What the heck, if it works, it works!
The adjustable head sizing band caught my eye.
I might make it a tradition to post a "matinee" every Saturday.
Let me know if you come across any goodies!