Friday, September 9, 2011

Adventures In Millinery

So, a few months ago I managed to snag an internship.  My first and only 9 years after I finished college.  Better late than never, right?  I must admit that I've never been so excited to work for free.  I am learning how to make hats at Pinkham Millinery with the amazingly talented Dayna Pinkham.  It is truely the highlight of my very busy week.

While I do not get paid, I do get supplies to make my own hats which is even better.  A few weeks ago Dayna decided that I was ready to make my own hat.  I decided to go with a plum toyo (a kind of straw) in an asymmetrical cloche.  I just finished it today and took it home to trim.  Here are some photos of my very first hat.

Now I can't wait for my next one!


  1. I just started as Dayna's new intern and I have to say I hope my hats turn out half as beautiful as yours! Very beautiful! :)