Gibson Girl Height…

This extant lace on wire hat gives me all the Gibson Girl feels…there’s something to be said for feeling taller! 🙂

 

 



For For A Little Re-Working

I‘m refashioning this 1890s suit that I wore last year…and restoring this extant hat to give it a lift. I love lace on wire hats, they’re like wearing a cloud!

 

 

 



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.

 



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Hats…

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his is only a sliver of my not-so-secret antique hat collection…specifically 1870-1920, sometimes I wear them, sometimes reproduce them and use them for study. I go through phases, like *all* the flowerpot shapes, then Edwardian off the face styles, it’s all art to me. I prefer straws to fabric over wire, but can’t resist a pretty silk velvet swooping Gibson Girl chapeau. 🙂