Saturday 29 January 2011

A bit more about embroidered hats

I found another embroidered bergére, in the V&A.
The fun thing is, I was thinking that I'd like to make smaller flowers on mine. So now I have an example to follow - although the placement of the embroidery would be more similar to that on the Swiss hat.
This one is 1760s. I don't want 1760s, I want 1790s-1800s. I don't care. I'm a fashion-backward girl from a small, slightly backwater Czech town. (The railway that brought new traffic to my hometown wasn't built until 1840s, you know.)


  1. I hope you do copy one of those hats - I would dearly love to see it!

  2. I will. One day. Not very soon, because I'm slow at most things, but one day I will.

  3. Ach. Lovely! Gives me an idea...