Monday, December 21, 2009

Francoise - or the Ship Hat . . .

The Ship Hat is officially done! It took five hours and a lot of handwork, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Here's the inspiration, if you remember:

The body, once again, is a base of Fosshape with white 100% silk duchesse satin over it. Then, I took some pleated white organdy trim for the under edging, and over that sewed a pinch-pleated layer of embroidered white chiffon. The ribbon bow is a piece of antique striped silk which I've been trying to find a home for for years.

The ship painted up beautifully; I spray-painted it white, and after three layers I was pretty happy with the result.

Now it's just looking for a home. What do you think, dear readers?

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