Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ladies Cocktail Hat

I made this hat to be auctioned off at the Heart Beat Ball sponsored by Women's College Hospital to raise funds for Cardiovascular Health Initiatives. The Ball is being held February 6 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.
The hat began as a piece of flat milliner's felt. I blocked it over one of my antique millinery head forms using lots of steam. Once dry, I designed a heart inspired base. I wired the edges using millinery wire and finished the inside with petersham. I adorned the top with another heart inspired stamen and red feathers.
It will be finished with a custom designed hat pin, made by my jewelery designer daughter Rae Brenne.

Suede Cape

Janet Taylor made this beautiful suede cape following the instructions from my article Made in the Suede published in the December/January 09 issue of Vogue Pattern magazine. She purchased the suede from Perfect Leather in Toronto. Great job, Janet!