The Making of a Milliner

Hat-Making Projects
Author: Jenny Pfanenstiel
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486808998
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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"A great introduction for those interested in millinery, with easy to understand instructions and a variety of patterns for constructing different types of hats." — Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System Design the hat of your dreams with the guidance of an expert milliner. Jenny Pfanenstiel presents beautifully rendered, full-color tutorials that explain the basics of hat-making, from material selection to stitching and finishing. Seven designs, suitable for beginners as well as experienced hat makers, include cloche, cowboy, and straw-brimmed hats, as well as a variety of fascinators. Helpful suggestions range from how to measure your head and how to choose the style that best complements your face, to selecting feather flowers, hat pins, and other embellishments. Other tips cover setting up your work area and taking care of your hat. Loaded with hat trivia and anecdotes, The Making of a Milliner is also an excellent gift for craft enthusiasts, who are certain to delight in the process, tools, and fabrics of hat making. Jenny Pfanenstiel founded her company, Louisville, Kentucky's Formé Millinery, in 2007, and has designed hats for Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Barbara Corcoran, and Regina Taylor. Jenny's work has been featured in Vogue, Tatler, Country Living, Vigore, and Belle Armoire. She is the winner of the 2012 FGI Rising Star and both the 2009 and 2012 Hatty Awards.


The Art of Hat-making
Author: Hilary Peach
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781849638302
Page: 180
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How do you make hats? Where do you start? Hilary Peach, who taught millinery (hat-making) for thirty years in colleges in and around the Hampshire area, is the ideal person to tell you! Titivate begins with an introduction telling how the author became interested in millinery. This includes the successes of some of her students and many diagrams and photographs to illustrate the wonderful hats created. The main part of the book is a comprehensive but easy-to-follow guide to the world of millinery, with instructions for making a soft sculptured hat, a gentleman's cap and blocked hats for special occasions. Hat-making can be fun and exciting when you learn all the processes!

The Art of Making Miniature Millinery

Author: Timothy J. Alberts,M. Dalton King,Pat Henry
Publisher: Hobby House PressInc
ISBN: 9780875886169
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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You will want this how-to-make doll's hats book from Timothy Alberts, M. Dalton King, and Pat Henry. This exceptional how-to book shows you the ins and outs of making fabulous hats for your antique and contemporary dolls including items for the popular 15-in fashion dolls such as Gene "RM," Tyler "RM," and Alex "RM." We all know that fashion is about the accessories and a hat can make or break an outfit. Designer Timothy Alberts shows step-by-step how you can make stunning hats to accompany your doll's costumes, and includes four different hat patterns. In addition to the source guide, the authors also include an illustrated history of many different styles and how they are incorporated into today's fashions. This elegant book will be a favorite for modern and antique collectors alike.

Basic Millinery for the Stage

Author: Tim Dial
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
ISBN: 9780325003368
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 118
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Whether a beret or brimmed, straw, felt, or cloth, a pillbox or cone-hats can define a time and place, be it on the street or on stage. In this practical workbook, Tim Dial takes readers through the process of design and construction of hats, using specific exercises to create basic kinds of headwear that can easily be adapted to different historic periods. Learn about measuring and patterning, using tools, and achieving apparently contradictory goals-hats that are theatrically appropriate, but also strong, durable, and efficient to build. Tim's book incorporates these special features essential to hat making: a modern-day perspective highlighting contemporary tools and skills clear instructions and safety notes for use in or out of the classroom progressive exercises that make it easy to explore and expand on techniques a focus on working with buckram, straw, and cloth-staples of the milliner's art plentiful high-quality photos that guide readers through each project. Take advantage of Tim's tips, techniques, and philosophies-some traditional, some familiar but improved, many totally new, all very doable. Then explore your own artistry.

Classic Millinery Techniques

A Complete Guide to Making & Designing Today's Hats
Author: Ann Albrizio,Osnat Lustig,Ted Morrison
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781579902742
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Take basic sewing skills, add half a yard of fabric, and make one of 15 custom hats designed by an award-winning milliner. More than 250 illustrations guide you from drafting patterns to creating classic, head-turning hats. Start with a shirred beret, move on to a cloche, pillbox, or sailor hat.

Designing and Making Hats and Headpieces

Author: Judy Bentinck
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781847978226
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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This inspirational book about the art of millinery is also an instructional guide aimed at anyone interested in hats, millinery, fashion, and costume design Making hats is an exciting and highly imaginative craft, with endless possibilities for creative flair and innovative design. This book leads readers through the process, explaining the materials, tools, and equipment, before introducing a variety of hat types. Drawing on her rich experience, the author generously shares her ideas and advice so that you can achieve a professional finish and make a design that flatters the wearer and completes an outfit. This guide introduces stitching, shaping, and sewing techniques—the essential skills of millinery—and advises on design, where to find inspiration, and how to fit a hat. There is information on blocked hats, headpieces, fascinators, and cut and sewn hats, as well as further ideas for trimmings, such as bows, additional felt, veiling, flowers, and much more. With beautiful photographs and clear instructions, this book is an essential guide for anyone who wants to design and make a hat for a daily outing, a special occasion, or a costume.

From the Neck Up

An Illustrated Guide to Hatmaking
Author: Denise Dreher
Publisher: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 199
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Zodiac Felties

16 Compelling Astrological Characters to Craft
Author: Nicola Tedman,Sarah Skeate
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449422152
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 80
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From the authors of the sensational Zombie Felties and Steampunk Softies comes Zodiac Felties a craft book for creating felties representing each of the twelve astrological signs plus four planetary figures--Mars, Venus, the sun, and the moon. These cute and creative felties make perfect gifts for friends and loved ones, so the book also includes a template you can copy and fold into a beautiful card to present to someone along with your creation.

The Gentleman's Wardrobe

Vintage-Style Clothing to Make for the Modern Man
Author: Vanessa Mooncie
Publisher: GMC Publications
ISBN: 9781861087478
Page: 176
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For debonair gentlemen who eschew denim if favor of tweed, and feel that grooming and gallantry should not be consigned to history, this book will suit your needs. Featuring a cornucopia of elegant garments and accessories to sew, this beautifully illustrated book is full of inspiration and charm. Including beautiful garments such as pajamas, vest, trousers and jacket, plus indispensable accessories such as a cravat tie, flat cap and wallet, there's something for every fellow who's looking to be urbane than urban. Whether you make these smart projects for yourself of a loved one, this selection of vintage-style projects will put a spring in anyone's step.

Couture Hats

From the Outrageous to the Refined
Author: Louis Bou
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062283405
Category: Design
Page: 224
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Since the recent royal wedding, couture hats and headpieces are gaining more attention than ever before. Featured on guests from Victoria Beckham to Sarah Ferguson’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, whimsical and sculptural hats are now splashed across the pages of fashion magazines, advertisements, and blogs. The trademark accessory of fashion muse Isabella Blow, couture hats were among the most talked about elements of the recent Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met, and a Stephen Jones Couture Hats exhibition is running at Bard from September 2011 to April 2012. Couture Hats, a luscious gallery of modern fashion designs, will be unlike anything else on the market, artfully showcasing the most innovative work of master milliners around the world, including the likes of Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, Anthony Peto, and Nasir Mazhar, designers who have all constructed numerous hats and headpieces for members and guests of the royal family, as well as celebrities like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Daphne Guinness. Already endorsed by the creative director of Givenchy, each chapter of Couture Hats is devoted to a particular designer or design house, providing biographical information, professional philosophies, trade secrets, and intimate interviews. With hundreds of full-page, full-color photographs, these gorgeous modern hats include gravity-defying sculptural shapes to delight and inspire refined women, modern fashionistas, designers, students, aspiring milliners, and costume lovers. Even for those without the gall to wear such daring pieces, these hats will fascinate all creative minds. Among the designers included are: Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen Philip Treacy Stephen Jones Noel Stewart House of Flora Heather Huey Tour de Force Àngel Coll Manuel Albarran Claudia Schulz Edwina Ibbotson Tolentino Haute Hats Charlie Le Mindu Simon Ekrelius Piers Atkinson Emma Yeo William Chambers Ellen Christine Anya Caliendo Dinu Bodiciu Gustavo Adolfo Tari Irene Bussemaker Dayna Pinkham

Hats!: Make Classic Hats and Headpieces in Fabric, Felt, and Straw

Author: Sarah Cant
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780312656867
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Innovative milliner Sarah Cant takes you step-by-step through the process of creating many types of hats. Starting with felted hats and two simple classic shapes, a cloche and a trilby, Sarah shows how to use them as the basis for creating a range of different designs just by altering the shape or width of the brim or the crown, or by using different trimmings. Next you learn how to make lightweight hats from popular types of straw like sinamay (from the banana plant) or parasisal (from the sisal plant), perfect for classic panama hats or garden party confections. The final section shows how to make fabric-based hats, using materials like velvet, tweed, or silk to create classic shapes such as a tafetta pillbox, a tweed trilby, or a stunning velvet coolie. With a final section on finishing techinques, making elegant headpieces and re-creating Sarah's trademark trimmings (incuding dyeing, shaping, arranging and attaching feathers, making fabric flowers, beaded and stitched embellishments and other trims) you will be able to finish your hat in style!

Millinery: The Art of Hat-Making

Author: Sarah Lomax
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784943547
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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A bespoke hat, designed with a particular event in mind, is something that many people long for but often feel is price prohibitive. In this fabulous new book, couture milliners, Lomax & Skinner, show that this need not be the case. With clear and comprehensive step-by-step instructions and photography, Sarah Lomax and Rachel Skinner, show readers how to make 12 very different hats for a variety of occasions, including a wood felt tribly, a chic pillbox, a fascinator and a feathered headband. The materials and equipment that are required are fully detailed, along with all the necessary techniques, enabling the reader to adapt the designs if they wish or to create their own unique hats. Full of inspirational and instructional photography, Millinery truly showcases this wonderful craft and provides all the know-how in order to achieve high-end, couture results at home.

Edwardian Hats

The Art of Millinery (1909)
Author: Anna Ben-Yûsuf
Publisher: R L Shep
Category: Millinery.
Page: 256
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Modern Girl's Guide to Hatmaking

Author: Mary Jane Baxter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780857830876
Category: Hats
Page: 176
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Mary Jane will show you how to fashion your own at home. From an elegant packable sun-hat, to a 40s-style fascinator, there'll be clear instructions and couture tips to help you achieve fabulous results from scratch, as well as tips on how to update a preloved piece. Beautiful book brimming with ideas, illustrations and photos.


25 Stylish Accessories to Top Off Your Look
Author: Hannah Scheidig
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762459689
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
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A fascinator is a chic little adornment, not quite a traditional hat but more than a headband, that suits any occasion and any time of day. Style mavens in England are credited with setting off an international fascination with fascinators; this smashing headwear now appears everywhere, donning the heads of celebrities and A-listers on the red carpet to today's fashionable brides, who are tossing aside their traditional veils for fascinators bedazzled with crystals and feathers. This is the first craft book of its kind with how-tos for fascinators, floral crowns, tiaras, and more: 25 in all, plus variations on each project—there are even sweet projects suitable for little girls. Fascinators range from dressy professional to black-tie elegant.

Fifty Hats that Changed the World

Design Museum Fifty
Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1840915889
Category: Design
Page: 112
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Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Hats That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 hats and headwear that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From an early fourteenth century Russian crown to Noel Stewart's 2010 Ribboned Landscape hat, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

The British School of Millinery Tiara Headdresses

Author: Denise Innes-Spencer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995787209
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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This is a book for the budding milliner who wants to make bridal headdresses. From the beginner to the more advanced, this book takes you from the question of which wires to use all the way to constructing bases and advanced decorative techniques. With detailed, illustrated instructions on many different projects, you'll learn to use wires, knitted wire, beads, diamante and more. With the guidance of Denise Innes-Spencer, 'British Bridal Awards' nominee and Creative Director of the British School of Millinery, you can be sure you're in good hands as you set out to make your own beautiful headdresses.


Author: Estelle Ramousse,Fabienne Gambrelle
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844485055
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 119
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Helps you to enter the world of the expert milliner and create stylish caps, berets and wide-brimmed hats for various types of occasions.