Still playing with the Cloche Series of hats. This one is in a beautiful, vintage appeal cotton.
About 8 or 9 years (or more) ago, I worked for an interior design store. When I left, I left with an obscene amount of fabric samples and fabric books etc. I did finally get rid of some of the fabric books, but the larger sample pieces I kept. I have a goodly size batch of some Martha Stewart Home collection cottons. Nice weight, vintage patterns, beautiful weave and soil/oil repellent as well! I keep things forever, or at least it feels that way, but I know that if I keep something long enough because I like/love it or because there is value in it, I eventually will wind up using it. This is the case with these fabrics.
I had forgotten what a pain in the butt lining things was, but I had a bolt of some fine muslin also laying around (I told you, I keep everything!) and it worked perfectly for the lining.
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