About a year ago we had to drive from Budapest to a nearby town called Páty. As we turned a corner, the trees along the road were „such” yellow… The view hit me, it literally took my breath away, I had to gasp for air. We’ve been running late and could not stop to take pictures, but the vison stayed in my mind ever since. I wanted to see it this year, do some photoes, and last week we drove there. It was not „that” color. Maybe the sun was shining differently. maybe we were there two days later or two days earlier, who knows. Maybe it was a special tear in time and space where I could look into another world.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
And while we are at the subject of the red dress, shall we talk about the hat I am wearing with it? Especially, because the poppies on the hat, because those were what kind of gave a kick of the gathering snowball to became an avalanche... umm, so they were the thing, that held together bits of ideas floating around my head to a concept. Also especially because I promised to show how it was made. Also especially, because on instagram the Fallforcostume photochallenge is going on, and the topic for today is hats and hair, and this is as good day as any to post about this hat finally.
So we've all seen those pretty flat hats in films set in the 18th century from Outlander to Poldark. Their distinguishing mark there very flat top and rather wide brim.
However, they are not available readily. Yes, there is a few sold in E-bay, or Etsy, but the latest upset with messing with the postal services (its not only one has to pay a ton for shipping, AND local taxes, and EU taxes, but the Hungarian mailservice will not take your package to your house (you have to go to the office, etc) AND pay them a service fee (for a service you already paid), and still not sure you can get the item.
BUT there are a ton of tutorials on the net about refashioning existing hats, so here we are.
Actually, I meant this as a trial piece, with theintention of trying it more, if íi was succesful.
I bought a hat in one of the cheap chinese stores, and went from there. Forgot to make a photo before I've cut it, but this is how it looked.