Monday, December 7, 2015

The Velvet Hat

This summer, I knew I would be attending the High Style exhibit at the Legion of Honor.

I have been meaning to make a version of Vogue 8276 for years, and this was just the push I needed.  Of course, I was temped to make a whole new outfit for the occasion, but that is just silly when I have so many dresses that deserve a day out.

In June of 2014 I managed to finish this dress for a symphony event, but there was just not enough time to make a hat.  So the pattern was put away . . . again.

Without a specific event, it seemed silly to make such a head covering.  (This style of hat is a little too much for a day at work, even for me!)  

It is perfect, however, for an afternoon at a museum.

Although, a windy day in San Francisco does make for an interesting hat wearing experience!

Dress:  Made by me, McCall 9245
Hat:  Made by me, Vogue 8276
Necklace, Earrings, & Bracelet:  Made by me
Gloves:  Vintage
Shoes:  Franco Sarto


  1. The entire ensemble is beautiful!

  2. SOO Loretta Young in that hat. I watch The Vicars Wife the other day and thought of you!

  3. I love that pattern, and have a serious flirtation going on with it. I am holding myself to finishing other hats from other patterns before I dig myself into a eBay bidding battle for one. It's soooooo pretty! I love that you made it up in velvets!

  4. Laura Mae you look fabulous. I love the hat. Perfect with your gorgeous dress.

  5. Laura Mae, your sense of "just enough" is what keeps you on the forefront of style. Outstanding ensemble!

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  7. Incredibly beautiful hat! What a timeless, elegant work of millinery art, dear Laura Mae. Marvelous work!

    ♥ Jessica

  8. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! I am in awe that you made the hat as well. Congratulations on such a beautiful dress & hat!

  9. Laura, this is so beautiful! I've never made a hat before but I can appreciate how fiddly they are, you've done an amazing job :)