1920s Ladies Pleated Cloche Hat With Optional Ribbon Trim - Reproduction 1925 Sewing Pattern #H1440

1920s Ladies Pleated Cloche Hat With Optional Ribbon Trim - Reproduction 1925 Sewing Pattern #H1440



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This replicated pattern is sized to fit a 22 inch head.

This 1925 reproduction sewing pattern features a cloche hat with a medium width roll back brim, and a crown that has several deep pleats. The side of the crown may be decorated with embroidery, the pattern for which is included. This hat is very deep, and fits at eyebrow depth (or lower.) SUGGESTED MATERIALS : Velvet, Taffeta, Silk,Light Weight Woolen

Hat As Shown
~ 39 To 54 Inch Wide Material 1 Yard

~ 18 Inches Wide 1 Yard

~ 36 Inches Wide 1 Yard

Crinoline For Headband
~ 27 Inches Wide 1 Yard

~ 1 Inch wide ribbon 1 Yard

Interlining For Brim
~ 36 Inch Wide 1 Yard

This pattern is for the HAT only - if you are interested in the dress shown in photo #2, that pattern can be purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/204195344/1928-ladies-frock-with-pleated-skirt

See below for reviews of this pattern:
"Tough Pattern - Advanced Skills required for this one, results worth it. I've made this pattern up twice, once in black raw silk and once in white dupioni silk. This is a tough pattern to follow and I am a fully tertiary trained and qualified milliner. My first attempt was better than my second, I did not use buckram in the crown, I just hand pleated the silk into deep folds and slipped stitched them in place. It won first prize as part of an ensemble in a costume competition in New Zealand. The second attempt was using a much lighter weight fabric and I felt I had to line the crown with buckram to support the folds. The most confusing part of this pattern is the brim and the brim lining. They are completely different shapes and I still cannot understand why. In the first hat I just cut the brim fabric twice and ignored the lining piece. It worked out fine. In the second hat I cut the brim lining in the required shape and struggled, I made it work, but the hat doesn't look great if you check out the lining. After saying all that, I would still recommend trying it. Use a heavy fabric so that it retains the pleats without to much support. It is a beautiful hat."

" I made this in a burgundy velvet with a buckram lining. Being in a time pinch, I opted to NOT do the embroidery, which has little in the way of directions - I found a $7 pin and it worked out great. It has the perfect cloche bucket shape with a low back. It's difficult to see but the bias joinery in the back can be made to be a style feature depending upon fabric chosen. Not an easy make but a great result in the long run!"

This McCall pattern was originally created by Dec. 30, 1929 and the copyright has expired. This pattern has been re-digitized into it's current format. All content falls under the copyright Vintage Pattern Lending Library 2004, and as such, no portion of this pattern may be photocopied or reproduced by any means without the written consent of Vintage Pattern Lending Library.

Our replicated historic patterns are the highest quality available. They are electronically digitized and printed on a high-quality graphics printer in two to three colors. Paper is a beautiful 18lb semi-transparent vellum for ease of pinning and cutting. They are NOT inferior hand drawn, photo-copied or blue-printed replications. Our reproduced patterns are printed on full size sheets - no need for taping multiple small pages, or re-sizing from a small diagram.

Our patterns include seam allowances, grain lines and updated text for ease of construction. Patterns are reproduced directly from the original source material, with no changes in order to retain the historical accuracy of the pattern. Prior sewing experience and knowledge of working with vintage patterns is recommended.

Please note: This is NOT a finished garment and the original documentation and pattern are NOT included.

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