Today I'm working on making an 18th century silk hat for my mother to wear this upcoming weekend in a fashion show. She'll be portraying an upperclass lady, so I thought she'd need a pretty silk hat to wear with her Pet en lair and skirt.
During the 18th century straw hats were often covered in silk and trimmed. This hat form is just lovely - I almost hated to cover it! It was purchased from Colonial Williamsburg. The Silly Sisters also sell nice straw hat forms.
I've been following the directions on the Koshka-the-Cat website.