This is Adele, she is an original 1930s mannequin, she does have legs, but is missing her stand so I am just using her top portion until I can make her a base. Unfortunately her arms are missing, but she's a lovely gal.
When I found this 30's hat in a thrift shop it was in a very sad condition, it was dirty, faded, squashed and moth nibbled. I took off the trimming, gave it a good clean and reshaped it back to its original lines.
Unfortunately its original gross-grain band was not salvageable, so I replaced it with some lovely dead-stock gross-grain I had.
I finished the hat with a pleated gross-grain fan flourish.
The lovely hat, collar and cuff set my darling Mum crocheted for me.
A depression style brooch I crafted. I am thinking of possibly swapping it with a feather quill, what do you think?
The matching gauntlet cuffs.
Another of my current project is this mid 30s dress and jacket set which I am sewing for Mum out of a lovely cotton lawn.