Midnight Garden - Accessories - Part I
Yes, I'm still beading. For a few moments, I'm pretending like it doesn't exist and I'm going to show you the hat I found on eBay. I was going to make a matching hat, but when I saw this one, I decided not to. Here it is:
Is this not the perfect shape for the curves and peplum of suit? The color is perfect, too. The velvet trim on the hat exactly matches the velvet cuffs, collar and peplum! I'm not sure how that worked out considering the hat is vintage. Take a look at the inside label:
Does Saks still have a Millinery Salon? Does anyone know the answer to that? I'm going to guess probably not, but you never know. That hat still has the original combs too, one on each side:
I'm excited about the hat, and it really is a bright spot for me right now. Tonight I'll finish beading the 72 flowers. The leaf embroidery is done, and tomorrow I plan to start the lilies. After that I only need to bead the cuffs, collar and peplum and work the beaded trim along their edges. Then I can get to finishing the jacket, finishing the blouse and fixing that skirt waistband!
Parting Shot: Check out the pockets! Aren't those triangle pockets neat? If not neat, at least different? This is another recent eBay find.