MARIE : Repurposed Vintage Hat with Lace

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I adopted this forgotten vintage hat from a Mt Vernon Ohio antique store and with some love, steam, blocking and antique lace trim gave this hat the life it deserved.

Originally a plain wool cloche, the hat was re-blocked on a pillbox shape with a freeform shaped heart on top. The original embroidery on the brim was preserved on the front. Two coordinating laces are intertwined surrounding the hat in matching navy blue.

It’s possible to repurpose vintage hats that have special meaning, whether it’s resizing of adding more modern touches to suit your style. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas you might have to update a fabulous hat!

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