Vintage Style 1920s Flapper Gatsby Downton Abbey Cloche Hat of absolutely luscious iridescent dusty aqua silk brocade, with a marvelous elaborate band of antique silk hand embroidery...Like all of my hats, this one is exquisitely hand made from authentic 1920's patterns, absolutely sumptuous pure silk materials and lavish antique trimmings....yet so wearable today....this one looks soooo incredibly vintage as all of the materials used are antique/vintage and the colors/tones are all deliciously subtle yet extraordinarily rich....a perfect Gatsby/Downton Abbey event or Art Deco party cloche! And, this hat is especially wonderful for the chemo patient as it fits closely to the head and looks soooo feminine and glamorous....everyone will ask "WHERE did you get that, it's so gorgeous!"...
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I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....Am now translating that love to my own contemporary creations and using all the fine extraordinary antique and vintage materials, laces, trims, beads etc that I've collected for more than 30 years in these wonderful wearable pieces....along with the finest of hand sewing and one of a kind details. Everything I create is individually hand made solely by me and has the very best of my carefully hoarded private stash of superb, rare old accents (I use ONLY vintage materials that are in pristine condition---no deteriorating, too-aged or rotting pieces EVER) plus the finest of modern silks, cottons and wools that I can find.....resulting in a fabulous truly authentic vintage-look piece. Impeccable professional workmanship and design are the hallmarks here...
This exquisite beauty of a cloche is made of soft shimmery light aqua pure silk satin brocade.....to this I've added a lush, wide band of fantastic antique hand embroidery of aquamarine, ivory and pearl grey silks and gold metallic thread superbly worked on dusty aqua silk....this antique piece is from my collection of exquisite hand embroideries....This lavish band, which is entirely hand done (the delicacy and intricacy of this has to be seen to be believed!), is further accented with antique 1920s era woven silk pearl grey and aqua trim in an intricate design, and a band of corded antique ivory silk trim at top edge.... At the side is a magnificent layered accent of vintage lace, corded antique ivory silk trim, ruffled soft pearl grey silk satin and a handmade Czech aqua iridescent glass ornament touched with gold, pearls and tiny aquamarine rhinestones....The brim edge of the hat is bound with more of the pearl grey and aqua antique silk trim and a row of the corded antique ivory silk trim just below it, all handsewn... just utterly beautiful details that take one's breath away. The fabric is just shimmeringly exquisite, the beautiful soft accents make this piece look extraordinarily vintage and ALL of the exterior decoration including the individual decorative elements, are painstakingly sewn on by hand, just as in the "old days".....I'm a stickler for primo "old school" workmanship! Fully lined in finest pure silk.....This one is a medium size and made from VERY choice rare materials in my collection.... So perfect for someone who has undergone chemo too, as this is a very comfortable hat....I think everyone has the right to be beautiful--- and this would be a great gift for someone who needs that little lift and to feel so pretty....! Also a great piece for anyone to wear to a Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey or Art Deco vintage themed event, garden party or reenactment...this is as authentic and historically correct as it gets :-) The brim is best worn turned up to show off the lovely underside vintage trimmings, though it can be worn down as well.
Please make sure you carefully note proper head measurements: this is a MADE TO ORDER hat and I generally make this particular style to fit up-to-medium sizes, my basic pattern measures approx. 24" inner circumference so I would say up to a size 23/23 1/4" head could wear this, any larger than that and it would probably be too snug for real comfort, I have a 22.5 size head and this fits me nicely and perfectly....if you have a small head and your hair is flat, this might be somewhat loose on you so make sure you tell me if a size adjustment is needed.....my mannequin has a 22" head but very fluffy hair, so do keep that in mind; if your head size measurement falls outside this range, you must let me know when ordering. (no extra charge for larger sizes, I just need to know exact requirement in advance) PLEASE NOTE that these hats are NOT adjustable, alterable or returnable so please do know your exact requirement before purchasing as there are no refunds or returns. To take your head measurement: --use a tape measure crossed over the forehead and just above the ears around to the largest part of the head. The 1920's cloche is meant to be a close fitting hat and hairstyle should kept to a minimum for the proper look....... Half an inch in head size CAN make a difference so please, make sure you have exact size requirements in hand before you buy. Also, please do read my shop policies/shipping info in full BEFORE you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
All hat shipping is BOXED and trackable Priority Mail including overseas; and there are no returns or exchanges on headwear!
Please check my other listings for more hats, accessories & fabulous jewelry, I try to list new items at least several times a month....always a great selection of handmade vintage and antique inspired beauties including the gorgeous coordinating jewelry that goes with these fab vintage style hats for the total look. Thanks for visiting!
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Important---PLEASE READ: I HAVE A FIVE TO SIX WEEK COMPLETION TIME prior to shipping many of my pieces (Some items are ready made and can be shipped immediately--these are noted as such in the listing descriptions), and I only ship once a week. I do my best to keep to the estimated shipping dates shown on orders/invoices, but please keep in mind those are only estimates, and there may be unforeseen slight delays in shipping time on occasion. ORDERS OF MORE THAN ONE ITEM WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL COMPLETION/SHIPPING TIME!
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All sales are final and I don't accept returns, so please be sure it's the item you want and read the description carefully, and ask any questions you have before buying. If an item is damaged in shipment we'll be happy to repair it at no charge but ONLY if that is requested immediately upon your receipt of the damaged item, not weeks, months, or years later, or after you've worn or used it! I am not responsible for an item not fitting you properly, as all items are very carefully described as to sizing, etc. Clothing and hats in particular, are absolutely NOT returnable for any reason so please be very sure of what you require and take particular note of listed measurements and dimensions.
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