I decided to pair my new hat with this versatile dress, compliments of Trvistic, and designed by Amanda Christine. It's quite an interesting piece, and I love the fact that it can be worn several different ways. After experimenting and playing around with pinning certain parts of the silhouette, I finally came to a look that I admired ... an off-shoulder one! Perfect for the event that I was heading off to attend.
Sometimes all it takes is a solid dress to be embellished by a custom plumier headdress.
The goods: Shoes- Hervé Léger, Dress-(Amanda Christine) c/o Trvistic, Hat-DIY/Ladyofashion, Earrings-Target, Perfume bottle-Vintage
Silk flower or dyeable fabric flower
Pin back with clip
Felt/fabric cut at 3"x2"
To make your easy feather hat cut a circular piece of felt approx. "2 x 2." This measurement should be smaller than your silk flower piece. If you use a smaller flower adjust circular piece measurement. (If you don't have felt, you may use a piece of leather as I have done cut at 3" x 3." Next, I folded each end of the leather piece in half towards the center.) Glue in place. Set aside.
Depending on the type of feathers that you select you may need to cut the ends, as some are wrapped with wire. Cut the ends to ensure the feathers are smooth. Layout your feathers on top of the felt piece (with the felt piece folded side up) in a design to your preference. Carefully glue each feather to the felt piece, leaving room at the bottom edge for the flower placement.
Glue the flower on top of the feathers where the space has been left. When the glue is dry turn the entire headdress over and glue the pin back clip to the felt piece.
Cut 1 netting piece in a circle 4" to 5"" in diameter, then cut in half. Attach 1 piece netting slowly gluing it to the back edge of pin back clip, creating gathers. The netting should be extended from the feather headdress. To add the second netting piece repeat the previous step. Additionally, you may use scissors to cut various pieces of the netting to tailor your hat. In this version I added a pedal-shaped netting piece to add a personal touch!