A Rendezvous With Hats Course

A Rendezvous With Hats Course

Master milliner Diana Cavagnaro from San Diego USA, is excited to share all her hands on methods to create four different styles of headwear. Learn to make a tailored boater hat and an elegant picture hat based on buckram using flat pattern methods. Winter style is all about a comfortable felt hat made all in one using a flange brim block. Traditional hand stitching detail is outlined throughout the lessons.

A Rendezvous With Hats Course
  • Fascinator Hats

    Master milliner Diana Cavagnaro teaches you how to perfectly cover a simple buckram base which is then trimmed, lined and stabilised with elastic and comb to sit securely on the head. All the necessary hand stitching is explained to enable you to create the always popular fascinator for the races...

  • Working With Felt

    Understanding types of Felts and how felt is manufactured is detailed by your tutor Diana Cavagnaro before you commence blocking a felt hood with a turned up brim. Diana teaches you how to block the crown and brim all in one using a flange brim. After you have made the lining learn how to attach ...

  • Flat Patterns

    Diana Cavagnaro has mastered how to make a Boater Hat without using blocks. Her detailed instruction on how to make a flat pattern for both the flat tip crown and the brim will enable you to construct a sturdy buckram frame for both crown and brim. Using selected fabric to cover this hat gives so...

  • Working With Buckram

    Learn to block and fabric cover a buckram dome crown to then complement a shaped buckram brim. Learn the technical skills of drafting a flat pattern for this sloped brim and then cover smoothly with fabric. Diana instructs you how to edge the brim with a variety of options and then how to complet...