I could see that it had good "bones" and a unique structure. Actually, I knew with a bit of work it could be a treasure!
I put it on my mannequin, Jo, for a good look--
I never like to remove vintage veils but sometimes they just aren't repairable or attractive. Removal is the only option. So I got out my trusty seam-ripper and with the utmost care removed the velvet dotted veil.
The result is a striking tilt--a 1940s classic hat. The matching hat pin hardly was visible before, now it is the centerpiece of the forward toy tilt.
Placed on the head at a jaunty tilt, the vintage hat exudes drama, elegance and a touch of class!
|1940s fuchsia tilt|
Now I would say that is a hat with a load of Oo-La-La! Wouldn't you?!