A few weeks ago, I went to an awesome Victorian birthday picnic and made a new bustle gown. I'll give you a teaser picture, because I have a lot more trimming to do on this and I want to do a proper post when I finish. Here's a sample:
I really enjoyed my further foray into this era, so I decided to make a quick little hat to go with it (not the one I'm wearing in this picture). I decided to go with something that was 18th Century inspired, since that is my first love (and since I just happened to have a black hat blank sitting around! I wanted something that coordinated, but didn't match.
I used all stash-based stuff. A scant yard of a lovely green and purple shot taffeta ribbon, some grey velvet ribbon, a few striking green shot black rooster feathers, and a spray of vintage lilac flowers.
I have to say I'm very happy with how this hat turned out, and I can't wait for an opportunity to wear it! Did you make anything for Trystan's challenge? Let me know in the comments- I'd love to see it!