August 23, 2007

Up for a quickie?… A millinery one that is.

Filed under: Millinery trivia and events — Cristina de Prada @ 10:52 pm

McCalls vintage pattern - click to enlargeThis fun McCall’s pattern is one I treasure. It was a gift from an internet friend. From the times before the world wide web existed, more than a decade ago.

In a Compuserve forum I mentioned I loved hats and was learning to make them. Some nice lady said she had some books and patterns she was not using and she mailed them to me. It was really nice of her, and if she reads this blog I hope she will accept my thanks and get in touch with me.

The vintage pattern is fun, very sixties (perhaps even seventies?), and I love that they call them QUICKIE HATS…

Do you have nice vintage hat patterns?


  1. You know what? The hat in the 11 o’clock position looks very much like a few of the hats that I saw in the fall fashion magazines at the airport. Maybe its time has come again!

    Comment by jill — August 24, 2007 @ 2:56 am

  2. Yes, Prada has revived the turban look – tho’ the ones I have seen aren’t very well made.

    I don’t have vintage hat patterns but I do collect vintage hats to study techniques that are long forgotten. It’s a great way to learn.

    So nice to have generous friends! Enjoy.
    K Q:-)

    Comment by Kate — August 24, 2007 @ 9:05 am

  3. I agree with you Kate, the Prada turbans (or more like it, the way they are worn) are terrible. I have not had one in my hand so I don’t know how they are made, but they are not becoming that’s for sure!

    Comment by cristinadeprada — August 24, 2007 @ 9:22 am

  4. Well, I must admit I have not had a Prada turban in hand either but have looked closely at them in store windows in Milan. In my more paranoid moments I sometimes think that there is a Stylist Conspiracy out there to make hats look ridiculous on mannequins and models to keep the hair moguls in power. Just kidding really, but I do think there is a severe lack of understanding among stylists about how hats are worn and the beauty of hats. We must continue to set a good example. Cheers, K Q;-)

    Comment by Kate — August 25, 2007 @ 12:53 pm

  5. Did you ever make them? Are there pictures?

    Comment by Elle — August 16, 2019 @ 8:38 am

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