Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Evocative of the romance and glamour of days gone by, hats are finally back in the fashionable spotlight they deserve. Only 70 years ago most women could make their own hats. They'd twist an old hat into a party-piece, or magic their old man's trilby into the talk of the town, but today we've mostly forgotten how to make hats ourselves. Unlike other hat-making books on the market, there'll be no expensive equipment or complicated skills to acquire. Inspired by vintage hats, Mary Jane will show you how to fashion your own at home, and guide you to create the perfect accessory to any outfit, be it for a wedding, a vintage tea party or simply to turn heads. From an elegant packable sun-hat, to a 40s-style fascinator, there'll be clear instructions and couture tips to help you achieve fabulous results from scratch, as well as tips on how to update a preloved piece. These easy-to-follow projects for handmade hats allow people to express their individuality far more than shop-bought items. Wonderful illustrations and fabulous photos complete a book that's both beautiful and brimful of ideas.