|It pales in comparison to the original, but I'm quite happy with my burgundy Miss Fisher hat, retro-cycled from a sad garage sale find.|
So far I've made trousers, a blouse, a skirt, several cloche hats, and have bought some blouses too. I don't claim to have any hat-making expertise beyond the one enlightening class I took at Costume College a couple years ago, but I do enjoy the sculpty-organic craft with my limited skill and supplies.
|Crusty garage sale hat for $1.00|
|Hat by Mandy Murphy, for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries|
Happily, it wasn't as tough as expected, just took some careful trimming and pressing. I was surprised that the quite-small hood was able to produce a large enough brim to mimic the inspiration hat rather well.
|My version with the brim turned up|
And the best part? It goes with all the other pieces, current and planned. I really love this mix-and-match aspect. It makes dressing so easy, but also interesting enough to not look like you're wearing the same thing every day!