So many choices!
As many people know, learning how to make a fascinator or cocktail hat is expensive if you have proper millinery lessons. This helps explain why many people now prefer to learn at home at their own pace by following the guidance of a professional milliner.
Jacqueline Kolbe “how to make a fascinator” illustration guide, click here…
One such example is Jacqueline Kolbe – a pro for nearly two decades that has Harrod’s in Knightsbridge, London as a past client! Luckily Jacqueline has now decided to share with the world her secrets, skills and styles that have made her designs so desirable around the world so there is no need to pay for expensive milliner lessons – simply read her milliner report instead!
Her report simply entitled “How To Create Your Own Fabulous Fascinators and Creative Cocktail Hats!” shows you everything you need to know to make your own delightful hats and headwear. The step-by-step instructions and illustrations make sure that no matter what your skill level, you will be able to easily follow and make your own ladies dress hats with ease.
Making a Fascinator Hat
Below shows the chapters of what the courses provides and an overview of what is typically involved in making your own fascinators:
Chapter 1 – Steaming
Preparation of the block and buckram through steaming.
Chapter 2 – Blocking
Block the buckram and get ready for the fun to begin!
Chapter 3 – Buckram Removal
Ensure you do this stage properly to keep the correct shape.
Chapter 4 – Cocktail Bases
Go through the process of creating your own hat bases.
Chapter 5 – Wiring & Binding
Securing wire for shape and stability.
Chapter 6 – Buckram Base Covering
Making your base look finished and giving it personality in design.
Chapter 7 – Rose Creation
Step-by-step rose design creation.
Chapter 8 – Bow Creation
Another step-by-step illustration, this time for creating bow’s.
Chapter 9 – Feather Creation
As above but for feathers, one of the most used materials on fascinators.
Chapter 10 – Cocktail Construction
Bring all of the parts together to make one. Ensure the construction is solid.
Chapter 11 – Finishing
Add the finishing touches that make all the difference!
Chapter 12 – Final Touches
Assemblance and attachment as well as feather pruning and other post-creation necessities.
[Note - Not all stages above may be required depending on the style of hat you intend to make.]
Making most types of hats including fascinators always involves following a certain process, yet when it comes to making your own fascinator this can be a bit skewed simply because the designs vary so much for ladies dress hats. However, by learning all of the steps outlined in a course like Jacqueline’s above will ensure that no matter what type, style or design that you are trying to create, you will be skilfully prepared to tackle the task successfully.
Be sure to check out Jacqueline’s “how to make a fascinator hat” report, and please come back here to post your comments as I’d love to hear your feedback on her ebook. Better yet please come back and share your pictures of your fascinator hats as we’d all love to see them!
Above all just have fun learning how to make a fascinator – the whole process gives great satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment!
Did you miss Part 1? See what materials you may need here to make your own fascinator hat…