(H)at Long Last

December 7th, 2012

*Lest I forget to mention it — you can purchase the hats here*

The pixie hats are done. Finished. Completed. Along with 54 assorted pin-on ribbon & felt flowers. Leaving me only sort of cross-eyed.

Once again, I am left wondering about the D. H. Lawrence connection, but I swear it made sense at the time.

Modeling the hats

I had a little too much fun adjusting colors on the outdoor shots in Adobe Lightroom …

Pixie Hat

And of course, the all important interior shot, complete with a view of my brand new embroidered labels.

Inside the hats

I think it’s fair to say I would never make it in a sweat shop. I tried to find shortcuts to speed up the production of the hats, but in the end sewed the exteriors completely by hand — including the ribbon binding. I like to think it’s because of my exacting standards, but in truth, I’m sort of lousy at machine sewing. Things just turn out better when I do them by hand. Plus I’ve gotten addicted to the control of hand stitching; I can’t understand why my machine balks at 1/4 inch seam allowances.

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