Hats finish an outfit – they make a statement, provide panache and lift your spirits.

Making Hats by Alison Hart explains how to make your own hats, using traditional construction methods using specialist millinery foundation materials and a range of fabrics and trimmings.

Each of the chapters in this book introduces new ideas, different materials and fresh techniques to work through that show how the careful choice of each component can accentuate the hat.

Starting with the anatomy of the hat and how to fit a hat, Alison gives general millinery tips and suggests sources of inspiration and design ideas.

This moves on to 26 step-by-step projects, that begin with hats that are simple or fast to make, and moving into more complex hats with elements of couture requiring more time and skill to complete.

The book is finished with a useful list of suppliers.

Alison Hart has been passionate about wearing and making hats since she was a teenager. After training in fashion and textile design, it was a natural step to cross into learning couture millinery techniques. She now accepts private commissions and runs millinery workshops.

Published by The Crowood Press, ISBN: 9781785004933, Making Hats by Alison Hart is paperback, 128 pages, fully illustrated and priced £9.99.

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