This is a print at home reproduction of a charming French hat pattern
from 1948. Post-war French fashion was simple, but very celebratory and
this beret with bird ornaments symbolizing freedom from the occupation
are a great example of that.
There are three ways to adapt a single given felt beret pattern and instructions and diagrams given for making the easy little felt bird, know or stem to embellish.
To see this hat beautifully made up by the talented Jeanne of Vera Venus, check out this blog post.
This pattern originally came as a diagram but it is not updated to a full print at home pattern! No drafting, all you need to do is print the 6 pattern pages and tape them together to get a full pattern.
Formatted for both U.S. Letter and A4 paper sizes, English and French instructions included.
Difficulty level: Intermediate.
Formatted for both U.S. Letter and A4 paper sizes.
You might also be interested in "Individuality in Millinery" a 1920's millenery sewing manual with patterns and how-to's:
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