And Now For A Little Millinery

This week’s lineup of extant hats, all waiting for repairs and steaming. How many teas and parties have these been worn to before they came to live here? I try to imagine them with each little repair.

 



Getting Ready For Tombstone

Trying to wrap up all the fiddly fittings so I’ll have something fun to wear for Wyatt Earp Days (Memorial Day Weekend) in Tombstone…so many projects to finish before then!



Looking Back…

Looking back…What do you do the night before an event or gathering?
Yeah… me, too.


Two AM, and I remembered I had to pad stitch all these pleats closed. FUN! Sewing in hotel rooms isn’t what I bargained for…can I get an eye roll? 🙄😏

 



Looking Forward…

From 2019 at the Prior Attire Ball…we hope that borders open this year so we can enjoy dress up time with friends again!

 



Restoration…

Restoring extant garments requires love and patience. This linen lace jacket had mellowed evenly, so I chose to not lighten it, removed all the old metal hooks, and strengthened weak points with appliqué. I’ll carefully wear it for special occasions only and then put it to bed with its tissue. Don’t you wish we could hear the stories these clothes could tell, like beautiful teas or walks along the Seine? Now to go through my hat collection and find something gorgeous.