Thursday, September 4, 2008

Speaking of hats...

As I was, yesterday....



I dug these out to show you a few snippets from my folio.

Note on construction for millinery/sewing enthusiasts: These are all cut-and-sew hats, made of fabric, pvc and mesh - no chemical stiffeners used. There's just interfacing in some of them, others are made with rigid fabrics. The shaping is all in the patternmaking.
...and I'm sorry but the patterns for THESE babies will be a LOOOOONNNNG time coming. (Well if these simple sunhat instructions are anything to judge by...)

14 comments:

Kirrily said...

Where's an icon for me fainting? WOW!

Kinda lost for words!

(BTW thanks for being the only person who reads and comments on my blog! I feel much less like I'm talking to myself if at least one person reads!)

méri said...

Gosh!!! Are they all made by you???
All GORGEOUS!

Nikki said...

Ummm... yep. It's what I used to do for a living.

Bellgirl said...

Hwoooooor! I _do_ like a fab hat! Looking forward to the patterns.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

They are exquisite!

Rach said...

They are brilliant - you really are very talented.

As a young girl I went through a stage of wanting to be a milliner! But sadly not a lot of opportunitites to learn such a skill growing up in rural Tasmania. Plus I don't think a town of 500 was ready for such impressive headgear...

Louise said...

Wow - you are completely amazing!! I LOVE them all!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Wow! They are fabulous! I especially love the red one! You are full of surprises!

LizzieJane said...

I simply adore hats and these are amazing, how talented you are.

Michelle said...

absolutley love the hats...
i studied millinery for 2 years and i will admit i don't do any hats anymore...your hats are really professional and a real credit to you...great blog will add you to my favorites...

mayaluna said...

Nikki,
I just discovered you today and am thrilled. Your hats are pure artistry and I've loved scrolling through you're previous posts. You have a wonderful voice through your blog and I'll be adding you to my favorites. I seem to be really drawn to creative Australian bloggers. must be something in the water...so much creativity!!

Sarah said...

super superb millinery skills shinning here!! hard to pick a favourite, they are all just exquisite!

BigCat said...

The red one is my favourite too. Really stunning.

I'll definitely look out for you as I'm cruising Thornbury on my new bike. Hopefully we'll cross paths some time.

Fiona Ballard said...

WOW! What more can I say?!