Edwardian Hats in 12th scale
The outrageous millinery styles of the Edwardian period were simply overwhelming and are a joy to reproduce in miniature. From the wide shapely brims of the early 20th century to the large toques of a few years later they are all stunning and are a milliner's dream of lace, chiffons, flowers and feathers. I love to reproduce the intricate brim linings and wonderful structures of these opulent pieces....all in 12th scaleI hope you will enjoy the pieces below...each one is unique as always!
Helena...Such extravagance this Edwardian beauty has a wide brim of chocolate silk faced with puffs of silk chiffon. The crown is caramel silk velvet draped into folds and inset with a tiny bronze and sapphire jewel. A unique piece of 12th scale millinery
'Andreina'...... A striking early 20th century design with a straw upturned brim and a softly draped crown of vintage blue silk charmeuse
Benedetta......Dusky rose silk velvet and an exquisite brim faced with ruched hazelnut chiffon. The soft crown is adorned with handmade silk roses and gold tulle. A striking feather curls around the crown.
Kimana.......A tailored Edwardian beauty of cool ivory silk faced with a maroon and ivory paisley design. The large crown is adapted to the hairstyles of the day and is trimmed with maroon organza and lace.
Genevra....cool buttermilk silk combines with black and gold to create this narrow brimmed hat. A rounded crown covered in tulle and adorned with guipure and an enamel daisy.
Pasqualine....deepest dusky pink silk overlaid with palest caramel embroidered tulle and caramel organza puffs with tiny barely pink jewels. The final touch is a large curl of baby pink feather.
Giorgia.........An exquisite design of buttermilk silk with flat tailored crown and wide brim covered in floaty lace and a sweeping train of vintage tulle. A cluster of buds fall across the top of the crown
'Oriel'....A beautiful combination of ruby red silk velvet with embroidered cream tulle and ornate lace. A hatband of vintage cream silk also forms a large bow at the front of the crown, fixed with a tiny brooch. Handmade silk petals and greenery surround the lace trimmed brim. Lined with cream silk a small ruffle of ruby silk frames the wearer's face.
Milana....Embroidered tulle of ivory with a hint of blush over ivory silk. Rounded crown is surrounded by pink and ivory buds and brim of ivory fur is simply stunning-
'Lelyah'...Inspired by the designs popular at the end of the period this pale gold silk hat has a narrow brim but a high tailored crown withpuffs of organza and silk flowers with jewelled insets. A toning feather sweeps across the side
Vitalia......An Edwardian beauty of cool champagne silk, the tall tailored crown of this hat is swathed in pale ecru silk tulle and at the front of the brim a cluster of silk petals and twists. The ornate hat pin can be used to fix the hat into place and a cloud of marabou adds a final touch of frivolity.
Alexia.........Ruffles and folds of rich chocolate silk create this stunning fur trimmed cloche. The narrow brim is slightly downturned and a large rosette of bronze and chocolate with a bronze brooch adorns the side.
Romane....I adore these stunning peacock colours for winter and the Edwardians made full use of the vibrant hues. This opulent hat of forest green silk velvet has a shapely wide brim trimmed with matching trim and faced with luxurious blue silk. The long elegant peacock feathers are clasped to the round crown by a rosette of silk and cafe au lait tulle and a cluster of shimmering pearls
Katina...An elegant combination of pale aqua silk and rich buttermilk lace makes this 12th scale hat unique. The bowl shaped brim is trimmed with lace and the rounded crown swathed in folds of cream chiffon. The crown is lined with silk Charmeuse. A deep cream sweep of marabou and delicate hat pin of bronze and pearl jewels add the final detail.
Elisabeth...A striking crimson combination of silk and velvet with a lace trimmed wide brim and a tall crown decorated with ivory tulle, toning florals and a pearl and gold brooch.
Xiara...A romantic beauty of a cloud of cream silk charmeuse on a curved woven brim. The large silk ribbon flowers are in tones of mauve and lavender. Wisps of cream marabou add the finishing touch
Saveria and hat stand...A wide brimmed beauty of sapphire silk with matching ruffles of silk facing the brim and a net of gold vintage tulle studded with tiny jewels encircling the wide tailored crown. The co-ordinating hat stand of bronze and sapphire is unique!