(no millinery-related puns intended)
So nothing further was accomplished on this today due to 5 million other things to do, other than getting some Heat N Bond tso that I can double my buckram (can I just say formally that I hate any thing with “n” in the name instead of “and”? Come on people, use an “&” if you’re feeling the need to be snappy).
But I have spent the day worrying about something, and that is how this sucker will stay on my head. I was trying to keep the proportions/shape of the hat to purple/black striped fashion plate, which I think I’ve done successfully. But I’m never quite sure how to attach hats to a hedgehog wig, given that most of the hedgehog comes from ratting. My capote sits far down around my forehead, so that’s not a problem to keep on. But it looks like in this and other fashion plates, it’s not really sitting down low around the forehead so much as perching on top. I do wear a wig for hedgehog, so I could do a bun on top of my head that sits under the wig, which gets a hatpin through it… but I don’t want to spend the time to make a hat, only to have it flop around unsuccessfully!
So then I was thinking maybe I need to widen the crown and wear it lower, like the Vigee Le Brun painting (a look I don’t like as much, but which could be more practical).
There’s no great front shots of the hat from The Duchess, but the few there are again look perch-y, not low-on-the-forehead-y. Update: I found another hat worn in The Duchess that’s a similar style, and it’s definitely a percher. So I guess bun & hatpin is the way to go?
What do you think?