That kooky Mlle Kou designed this hat for our dear Martena.
That kooky Mlle Kou designed this hat for our dear Martena. A bit of a floppy throwback to the ‘70s, this sassy little number can be thrown on for sunny autumn days or spring frolics in the garden. We recommend wearing it with a nod to Diane Keaton.
Celine Dupuy was once just a little girl who stole up to her neighbor’s apartment to play with bright buttons, ruby ribbons, and myriad scrap fabrics. It was from this early initiation into the world of couture that she found her love for color and feminity. Every object she makes tells a story and she finds her inspiration everywhere–from people to feathers in the air. Already noted in France for her sewing book and pattern kits under her creative persona Mlle Kou, Celine believes that the new feminism is giving way to creative whims. She hosts a monthly workshop at Sweat Shop and enjoys exchanging ideas and meeting people through her work. She loves the color peacock blue.
key: —O— right side / O—O wrong side
—From Sweat Shop Paris by Martena Duss & Sissi Holleis/Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Double the fabric, pin the brim pattern to it, and cut out. Pin the pattern for the brim on the interfacing and cut out. Trim 1 cm (3/8 in) off the outer edge and 1.5 cm (5/8 in) off the inner edge of the interfacing. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, apply the interfacing to the wrong side of one of the brim pieces. Pin the two brim pieces right sides together and stitch, taking a 1-cm (3/8-in) seam allowance. Press the seam and turn the brim right side out.
Depending on the size of your head, sew a ribbon to the inside of the hat, over the seam that joins the crown and brim together. This ribbon can also be used to hide the stitching in the hat. Fix a button to the top of the crown. Measure out the circumference of the crown in chain and ribbon. Wind the ribbon either through the chain or around it. Stitch the ends of the ribbon together and close the links of the chain. Hand stitch the chain to the rim of the crown at a few points.