Reenacting is a fun and rewarding hobby. Whether you portray famous historical figures or your own fictional character, reenacting is a form of time travel for those of us who feel they were born in the wrong era. However, reenacting can be overwhelming and very expensive. I hope through this blog to help those new to the hobby, or even those veteran reenactors, to enjoy reenacting without breaking the bank. Blog posts will address things like developing your character, traditions and etiquette for different time periods, and affordable but accurate clothing options. So step back in time to days gone by...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hats Off!

This is a basic straw hat from a thrift shop that cost $2.50.

This is the hat after.
I cut the brim down as well as the crown.
 After I cut the hat up I added trim to the brim, antique feathers, vintage velvet band,
 and silk and velvet hand rouched flowers.

Silly me forgot to take a before picture of this straw hat but realized it was in the background of the other hat picture:).
It was also found at a local thrift shop for about $2.
I decided to make it into a bonnet.
I added silk ribbon, lace, antique feathers,
and flowers.
Two of the flowers came from a craft store and the sequin one is from the 20's.
Each hat took about two hours to create with a total cost of about $10 each:).


  1. Wow!!! Just wonderful!!!
    Beautiful job!!!
    Blessings, Linnie

  2. What beautiful hats!! You were very creative - and, yes, thrifty!

  3. Ahh, the Mad Hatress returns:) Beautiful hats as always. SC

  4. You did an absolutely smashing job! They are beautiful!