Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pin It Wednesday #59

Know what a cloche is?  A pretty little bell-shaped cover.  

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A cake cover is one example.  So is a wired cover for a gorgeous Christmas (any holiday) vignette.

Urn with greens, moss and a wire cloche ...

Funny, I was actually searching for a cloche hat because I was pinning hats.  When I typed in cloche It didn't occur to me that I'd get so many glass examples.  But I found a few.  This is my favorite~~pretty little leather books under glass.  How perfect is that?

Need to plan a trip to this place but its a little far for a day trip! I like the old books under a glass cloche

Found a few hats, also.  What pretty little bells these are!

The Pleat Cloche Hat by MaggieMowbrayHats on Etsy, £135.00

Mod Green Cloche Hat for Women by GreenTrunkDesigns on Etsy, $65.00

Look at the embellishment on this beautiful mustard cloche.  
Oh my!

Like the look of fancy?  It's all in the little details!

Side view custom cloche hat

So once I decided that I love the look, I started thinking there has t be a way to get one of these without having to put out tons of money.  I don't have tons of anything, so I have to spend sweat equity to get what I want.

Ta-da!  It's so doable.  Just type in cloche diy~~BOOM!

small cloche jars - clear votives from the dollar store with flat glass marbles glued on top #DIY #craft #cloche

These are cheap glasses turned upside down with glass marbles as handles.  I'd use round marbles or even a glass knob, but you get the idea.  I'm thinking that if I want a larger cloche, I could use glass bowls, but remember to look on the bottom to make sure there's no tell-tale signs like wording.  Wouldn't they make some pretty, inexpensive gifts?  I talking dollar store for starters.

Vintage Style Cloche Hat Pattern, Permission to sell finished items, Instant Download

As for the cloche hat, I had to figure out how milliners get that bell shape.  Here you's a  rounded wedge times six that forms the skull shape.  I've made some infant hats with this rounded wedge (although I wasn't trying for such a tight fit) and found that it's not so difficult to sew together.  I imagine that it would be easy enough to change, or eliminate, the brim of my pattern and adjust the size of the wedge.    And then I found this pattern.  Of course, I don't know one thing beyond this drawing, but I'm betting we could figure it out.  What do you think?

#millinery #hatpattern #hats   cloche hat tutorial
Let me know if you've made a version of the cloche glass cover or the hat.  I'm curious how that turned out.  

1 comment:

QuiltSwissy said...

Hey, Mary! I don't know how to post on your other social media thing, I am not really into all that. So I ended up here. At least I understand blogs!!!

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