I made a new hat for "Stitch On", where I sang a somersault under my hat. You can read details and a special Boutique Narelle hair tip here at Songuine.
|Narelle after performing at "Stitch On"|
I've been studying on how to bring spring into old hats. I've done this by watching YouTube craft videos demonstrating flower-making techniques. It's extraordinary that I can sit at home and learn from skilled craftsmen for free! I've compiled a floral craft playlist and a millinery playlist, so you can learn too.
I tried to dump an old hat, but it found its way to my head before I got it to the door...whereupon I learned two things.
PROBLEM #1: Does your hat look old and pilled? Do the colours make you wonder why you bought it?
SOLUTION: Try pairing it with different colours and you may be surprised at the sudden new life and love in your hat.
I used to wear this hat with a dark blue outfit (back when I erroneously believed I shouldn't wear yellow). I bought the hat because it was the only cosy one I could find (early polarfleece days, and before I discovered I could make my own hats). It generated lots of enthusiasm from onlookers, but I never liked it for its own sake. But now, worn with yellow...let me know in the comment box what you think!
|The bouquet was a gift from the organizers of "Stitch On".|
PROBLEM #2: Does your hat look boring on your head?
SOLUTION: Ditch the straight angles. Flip the brim up or down or both, or wear it backwards, or try a dent or pinch in the crown.
Watch Roy Rogers shape his iconic hat here, or browse Terry Graziano's hat blog here -- it may give you some inspiration on how to put pizzazz into your garments. Style is not so much what a lady wears, but rather the way a lady wears it.