|This Nordstrom cloche hat is one I would almost certainly buy...but it would almost certainly land in my Reject Cloche pile.|
|This is not the cloche hat you are looking for. (but in case it is, it's from White House | Black Market)|
Among my Reject Cloche Hats, I had this weird white woven cotton thing. The bell shape it certainly had, but no style. (Of course I didn't get a picture of it). I realized I never wore this hat even once, despite holding onto it for at least a decade.
|It looked kindof like this....this is an unblocked hood from Hats by Leko|
The nice thing about cloche hats is that anything goes. Asymmetry? perfectly OK, even encouraged. Brimless? OK. Big brim? OK. Feathers, tassels, ribbons, lace, abstract shapes made out of chenille? Yes, please.
I chose some random ribbon design and stitched strawberry appliques to the side. All of these things came from my stash, which always brings me joy, but the most satisfaction has come with taking something unused and creating something lovely from it.
I plan to wear my new Strawberry Cloche this Sunday at the Lake Tahoe Gatsby Festival. And when I get back, I shall devour another Reject Cloche and turn it into another pretty thing. :-)
How many Reject Cloches do you have in *your* closet? If it's too many to count, here are some ideas for how to rework them: