Yes, it hurts to sell my hats. I went back and forth trying to figure out which one I would sell. I'll be selling more hats, although I think I'm the only one in love with them. You would think I was an avid hat wearer!
Check out the inside finish of the hat I'm selling--image posted on EBay. The lining is extremely neat, no glue used. The winner of my little fascinator will get an extra bonus--instructions on how this finish was accomplished. I don't use this method often, and it will vary depending on the degree of richness required. Additionally, you could turn out possibly three times or more the number of hat compared to traditional methods of hat construction. This is great is you are a one person show. In other words, it's just another technique to have in my millinery techniques bag. Some will say that this method is not couture, but if you collect couture hats from the past, you'll notice that many famous couture milliners used it.
So, check out my auction on EBay; listed here. Some items ending soon!
No, That is Not White Glue!
Below is a Stephen Jones workshop video. Stephen is one of my favorite milliners--one. The reason I'm showing this video is because I witnessed a milliner putting white glue on a buckram frame last week. That is not white glue being put onto the buckram frame in this video! Buckram is starch sized, therefore if a water based glue is put onto it, it becomes bumpy. There are times when all milliners have to use an adhesive to attach fabrics to frames, for example, in situations where there is a deep concave, such as in a deep brim. So, if you don't have access to millinery adhesive, use archival rubber cement. By the way, the method I used on my little hat does not require adhesive, either.