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Trimming an 18th-Century Shallow Crown Hat

Also known as a bergère hat, shallow-crowned, wide-brimmed straw hats were a staple of 18th-Century fashion. Every class wore this style of hat, so class distinction came down to styling and material quality: trims on these hats ranged from no decoration at all to ridiculously elaborate silk-covered, beaded, feathered spectacles. Since I have zero experience trimming… Continue reading Trimming an 18th-Century Shallow Crown Hat