A pillbox hat with silk roses

It is natural to use my handmade silk flowers to decorate hats and fascinators. That is why I would like to master the art of hat making and from time to time I try and create a hat which I can then embellish with my flowers.
As I am in the process of getting ready for a Wedding Fair with a vintage twist I have decided to make a wedding pillbox hat.

As you can see the hat is made of buckram frame covered with silk dupioni and finished with hat elastic. For decoration I created an English rose with a bud and foliage (several types of silk fabric) as well as goose biot feathers and a couple of diamonds of French veil.

The diameter of the pillbox hat is 15 cm.
The hat is available for purchase from my Etsy shop

I would be pleased to read your comments about the hat and the flowers.

Oversized flowers: to dare or not to dare

It seems that I create my flowers faster than I write about them 🙂 Which is probably not bad!
I have noticed that there are quite a lot of oversized flowers found in bridal and fashion collections. They can be worn as hair accessories, as waist line decoration or an arm corsage. Pinterest is full of ideas and photos.
So I have decided to try and make one myself. In fact I have another thought about an oversized flower which is more fluffy and airy but this version is all noble, regular and smooth.
The flower is a large fantasy camellia about 15 cm in diameter which looks like a small hat in itself.
I painted it in shades of blush pink and mounted it on a headband.
The flower is made of silk satin, the leaves are made of lace and doubled with silk organza.
The headband (as always) is wrapped with thin silk.
All the fabrics and the lace used have been painted by hand.
I believe that this hat is a unique and delicate accessory to complete a bridal image and does look very nice when worn.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE OVERSIZED SILK CAMELLIA HEADPIECE.

silk camellia

Please share your opinion on this new design of mine in the comments below.

Bridal hat with a gorgeous silk rose and a birdcage veil

When I finished assembling this rose I immediately thought of it as a millinery flower. Called Bride it is a gorgeous large silk rose of nearly 70 petals and is indeed meant for weddings.
I had the hat idea in my mind as well, I just needed some time to get hold of all the necessary supplies to start creating. And the supply list is rather extensive: sinamay base, viscose velvet, hat elastic, crin, coque feathers, dupioni leaves, birdcage veil with spots and of course the silk rose.
Here is  the picture of the finished hat:

And to give you an idea of how it looks on a head I acted as a model 😀 in these pictures:

The bridal hat is available for purchase at at my store on Etsy