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.
There are many ways to use silk flower for decoration that have developed over the long period that the silk flowers have been around. Some of them are more obvious like brooches, corsages, hair clips, some are less. Another direction I am constantly working on apart from the diversity of the floral form is the diversity of application of these gorgeous creations. Here is one more way of using a handmade silk flower: a silk choker or a necklace.
This silk rose choker necklace is a perfect addition to a romantic bridal image “a la Marie Antoinette” and will work particularly well with an strapless corset wedding dress. As always I have created the rose from scratch and it can be customised to a wedding theme in terms of colour. The size of the choker necklace is regulated by silk ribbons at the back.
To make a similar silk rose choker make use of my detailed tutorial on this piece which you can find in my shop HERE