1925 Pleated Cloche Hat With Optional Embroidery

1925 Pleated Cloche Hat With Optional Embroidery

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Part Number:H1440
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Sized to fit a 22 Inch Head - This 1920s reproduction sewing pattern features a cloche hat with a medium width roll back brim, and a crown that has several deep pleats.  The side of the crown may be decorated with embroidery, the pattern for which is included.  This hat is very deep, and fits at eyebrow depth (or lower.)

SUGGESTED MATERIALS : Velvet, Taffeta, Silk,
Light Weight Woolen

Hat As Shown     
39 To 54 Inch Wide Material              1 Yard

18 Inches Wide                1 Yard

36 Inches Wide                1 Yard

Crinoline For Headband
27 Inches Wide                1 Yard

1 Inch wide ribbon          1 Yard

Interlining For Brim
36 Inch Wide                  1 Yard

4 Stars
Tough Pattern - Advanced Skills required for this one, results worth it
I've made this pattern up twice, once in black raw silk and once in white dupion silk. This is a tough pattern to follow and I am a fully tertiary trained and qualified milliner. My first attempt was better than my second, I did not use buckram in the crown, I just hand pleated the silk into deep folds and slipped stitched them in place. It won first prize as part of an ensemble in a costume competition in New Zealand. The second attempt was using a much lighter weight fabric and I felt I had to line the crown with buckram to support the folds. I created a buckram frame that was wired and glued and covered in thin wadding to conceal the buckram under the silk. The result was very 1960s. It was tall and almost weddings cake like. It was quite modish. If I make it again I won't be using the second method. It was too time consuming and did not do me any favours in the long run. The most confusing part of this pattern is the brim and the brim lining. They are completely different shapes and I still cannot understand why. In the first hat I just cut the brim fabric twice and ignored the lining piece. It worked out fine. In the second hat I cut the brim lining in the required shape and struggled, I made it work, but the hat doesn't look great if you check out the lining. After saying all that, I would still recommend trying it. Use a heavy fabric so that it retains the pleats without to much support. It is a beautiful hat.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Queensland, Australia. on 2/10/2014
5 Stars
Love this design - shipped very quickly
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Reviewed by:  from Guthrie OK. on 3/27/2018

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