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Bucknell University's Blue Stockings

Pleated Brim picture hat

I wanted to challenge myself as the milliner on this production. After creating the hat design in tandem with the costume designer, Paula D. Davis, we wanted a large picture hat for the head mistress. I started by experimenting with a basic picture hat pattern. I created the new pattern which included several zig-zag pleats to create interest. I made a paper mockup before creating the base in buckram. It was covered with raw silk and decorated with fabric and ostrich plumes. 




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