Finishing up my existing orders, I finally came to one I've been really looking forward to.
It's made of a fabulous long-haired (napped) cashmere/wool blend, which reads like beaver fur, and it's got a wonderful combination feather cockade made from dyed,burnt peacock herl and curled ostrich plume tips around a centered pin.
|This is the first attempt at the shapes, and it's just placeholder bling. We're really only at the patterning stage.|
|But try #1 is totally viable!|
|I really like this shot. Shows the nice angle and curve I got in the brim.|
|Same hat - different, wigless, head :)|
I'm trying to decide if the brim wants to be narrower. I already reduced the size down from my standard brim size, and made it a slight cone shape, rather than a flat oval.
It's very pretty the way it is, but the one in the portrait we're emulating does seem to be even smaller.