After I lose my fingerprints in the steamy process of pleating, the strips are carefully rolled so they can cool off and rest for 24 hours…hmmm, that would be good advice for me, too!
Flouncing about on a Friday…don’t mind me!
The late 1890s isn’t really a time period that embraces my love of pleating, but I found some ways to sneak some in!
Restored museum deacessioned 1890s hat, she required a complete brim edge treatment and lining replacement. Flowers, willow plumes, cut steel buckle, and ikat silk ribbon are antique as well. This adds a lot of height to the wearer!
Poor Grumpy Angus isn’t the center of attention right now and when he’s had enough he plants himself in front of the camera. Geesh! 🙄