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Couture Cloche Draping and Finishing

Learn the secrets of creating beautiful cloche hats in this unique workshop. Discover the art of draping and finishing as you design your own windproof and stylish hat. Perfect for those with hand sewing skills looking to master the couture cloche.

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  • 10 and older
  • $450
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  • 80 E 7th St, New York, NY
  • 10 hours over 2 sessions

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What you'll learn in this millinery class:

Cloche hats came into fashion during the 1920’s. They were made out of straw in summer and were designed to be worn low on the forehead. Their bell-like shape closely hugs the head, making it a windproof and stylish hat to wear during the summer months.

Our instructor is most known for her incredibly beautiful couture cloches, in this 2 day workshop she will share the draping secrets along with the trim detailing that makes her work so unique. In this workshop you will learn how to create a unique cloche shape by draping a panama hat body on a balsa utility block. Once the shape of the hat has been created, learn how to stabilize the head size by adding a sweatband to the inside of the hat, and how reinforce the overall shape of the hat by adding millinery wire to the cut edge. Finishing details include, covering the wire with a grosgrain edge and adding decorative trim to highlight the beautiful lines of your chapeau.

All Materials included, hand sewing skills required.

Feel free to bring any decorative elements that you might want to include in the finish of your hat.

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Cancellation 7 days before the class

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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East Village Hats

Julia Emily Knox is a English Milliner, trained in New York, who heads up a small team of milliners at East Village Hats, where they hand craft the hats on the premises, using traditional tools, methods and materials. Julia was trained as a milliner at FIT and joined Barbara Feinman Millinery in 2012,...

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