Recently it is rapidly gaining popularity among women. Though it has a manly shape, the addition of a ribbon will make this hat go well with a feminine style dress. The featured fabric is PAINT, a new series from Ellen Baker.
Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric, Brim lining fabric)PAINT by ellen baker JG42010-11A
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Brim lining fabric): 110cm×50cm
(Side crown lining fabric, Top crown lining fabric) : 90cm×30cm
□ Fusible interfacing (Medium-weight): 70cm×50cm
□ Stay tape: 1m (width 1cm)
□ Grosgrain ribbon: 1.4m (width 2.5cm)
We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This medium thickness fabric is lovey with a basic color tone. When I first saw it, I immediately thought of making a hat. Depending on the shape or how you coordinate, this fabric could create a masculine look or a feminine feel. It is a good fabric for making fashion accessories.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I chose to create a boater hat with a short height and shallow brim. Making a pattern and constructing it is easier with this design. On the other hand, a hat with a large brim is more difficult to make than you think as it requires an appropriate fabric and interlining material selection.
KF: What are some tips for making this hat?
While a heavyweight interfacing is attached to keep the fabric from stretching, please make sure not to extend the stretchable bias portion.
KF: How should we wear this hat in everyday situations?
The shape is masculine, but the cuteness is mixed in by adding a long ribbon. Actually, it goes well with a skirt or a dress.
KF: Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!