Royal Ascot begins tomorrow. What better way to celebrate than with a free designer millinery pattern, for a Stephen Jones hat called “Nice Package”?
The hat pattern Stephen Jones recently shared with SHOWstudio was released in early 2012, on the last day of the Paris couture calendar. An exaggerated beret inspired by his lilac hatboxes, the original hat is lilac moiré with a sparkle-embellished, pink satin bow. Here’s a colour photo:
The design was drawn from Stephen Jones’ Fall/Winter 2011 collection, Topsy Turvy, which also included a stiletto take on Schiaparelli’s shoe hat. Here is a collection image from the milliner’s website:
SHOWstudio’s image gallery gives “aesthetic hints” on the assembly (click for more):
Recommended fabrics: For hat: crisp fabrics with body and a slight stiffness such as faille, taffeta, gazar, or firm velvet. For lining: softer fabrics.
Notions: 0.4 m ( about 16″) of 5 cm (2″) satin ribbon; #5 (2.5cm) petersham ribbon; elastic (optional).
Trimming: 0.65 m (about 26″) of 5 cm (2″) ribbon; small sequins, sugar beads, and diamantés for bow embellishment.
U.K. milliner Sharon Bainbridge has made a version of the SHOWstudio hat; read her process post here.
6 thoughts on “Free Designer Pattern: Stephen Jones Hat”
In this ‘Nice Package’ you have indeed presented us with a challenge 😉 for which I thank you.
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How awesome just found this great blog with free designer patterns and a whole section on vintage millinery. Amazing I will definitely try some of these