DIY: victorian inspired headpiece

remember this post? well…i got inspired to try and make my own headpiece. i found a creme sash (that once belonged to a dress or something), some vintage lace i bought like two years ago and have been just been waiting to use it on something, and some lovely chain i bought at French General after my friend, Yolanda, gave me a gift certificate there. now, one might not have these random things lying around the house, but none the less head to the fabric store and a jewelry supply store (or michael’s) to conjure up your own supplies. your lace does not have to be vintage. if you want a vintage look just dip it in some coffee or tea. for the sash, if you need to sew one you can do so like a pillow….just long and skinny. (who said that?) for your chain, just make sure you can sew it on. now all you need is a needle and thread to match your colors.

place your lace in the middle of the longer piece of fabric. you could line the whole piece with the lace, but i only had a small amount, so i centered it.  be sure to pin your lace to the fabric so it stays in place. i used a whip stitch to attach the lace.if you don’t know what a whipstitch is you can learn here.

next you want to start attaching your chain.  counting your links will help you to lay it out properly and measure. i kind of winged it, like most things i do and luckily it worked out. if you are a type A, then i suggest counting your chain and grabbing a ruler for measurement.

i staggered two layers of chain for more fun!

luckily there were small links in my chain to use for sewing the chain to the fabric. this is important when looking for your chain.

i also just used this as a belt in a photo shoot i did this past weekend. that is to come!

thank you to one of the loveliest friends a girl could ask for, donna, for being my model!

Published by Dear, Us

Welcome to the bridge where I hope and intend to create a space for ALL the things I do and can't seem to quit. I am a stylist, a creator, a shop owner, a writer, an artist, a mama. Sabina Bloom was born FEB 2021 in a snowstorm and she has an extra special gift on her 21st chromosome. Here you will find us laughing, loving, creating, and navigating Down syndrome and our life together.

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