My 1815 Half Mourning Hat is finished!! Yeah!! This is the first time I ever that I have not had to re-do any part of a hat! This was a very fun project and I so cannot wait to wear it!
The Challenge: #13 Lace and Lacing
The Fabric: Black Dupioni Silk
Pattern: My own
Notions: cotton thread, millinery wire, buckram, antique lace
How Historically Accurate is it?: Um...the shape and look are as accurate as I could make it for just looking at a fashion plate. I'm not sure about the dupioni silk. I know there are 1860s dresses that were made from it, but I don't know if it was used in the early 1800s.
Hours to Complete: 14
First Worn: Will be worn on the last Sunday in July
Total Cost: Hat was made from stash left overs or things that have been in there so long I don't remember the cost....yeah for stash materials! The only think that I bought specifically for this was the white netting for the underside of the brim....that came to $5.00