Hi, I recently had a customer in who had a suit he had had made 40yrs previously which he could no longer fit into.  He asked me if I could make him a hat out of it as he could not bear to part with it and the tweed was in excellent condition.  He was a really nice chap and so I made up two sample patterns and having agreed them, made these two!  I was pleased with the wearable results and more than happy to give the suit a further story.  Also it tied in very well with a new sideline I am working on which is unisex blocked felt and flat-pattern caps – wearable and practical and, hopefully, stylish.  New blocks arrived from Boon & Lane recently and I am already working on some ideas – the finishing and treatment of blocked felt caps is quite a change from the millinery!


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