Hello to RUDE’S followers and thank you for following our blog. Many of you know that RUDE Girl writes a weekly Friday blog post. I really love sharing our frugal journey with you all.
It’s now 8pm in Melbourne, Australia as I write this blog post. RUDE had another priority today, and that was to do some housework!! Yes, boring but it could not be put off any longer. Lots of dust on the floorboards and furniture. And the cork flooring in the kitchen really did need to be mopped over. My feet were sticking to the floor, yikes!
Another thing RUDE has been doing a bit off in the last few days is de-cluttering. We have given some stuff away but have also been selling some things on Ebay and Buy Swap Sell sites. We do not really enjoy selling as a rule, however it has bought in a little bit of extra play money.
Anyway, because it’s getting late I am doing a quick post this Friday. I just have to share that I have been making cloche caps or capats out of recycled fabric. I wanted to make a contemporary cloche capat out of denim. The fashion article titled Denim Revolution below inspired me to create a new look cloche with a vintage twist.
I adore 1920s style fashion and it really does suit my tall and lean frame. I am definitely not suited to 1950s style as there is no hourglass shape happening with me. And I do not like any clothes that are waisted, preferring to accentuate my hips.
I have made three cloche capats so far, and then realised I required crocheted flowers to embellish the caps. Therefore this week I taught myself to crochet with the help of some very helpful Youtube videos, such as Craft4Love and bobwilson123.
“The right hat may also enliven our imagination of the past….an old-fashioned cloche, a picture hat, or a toque trimmed with a pouf of polka-dotted veiling is just enough to make us feel as if we were living in another, romantic age”. ~ anon
I am currently making a cloche from red fulled wool and plan to add a purple crocheted flower or heart. The red jumper that was fulled was rescued from landfill. I have my daughter’s wedding in December and if my hair is still very short, I would like to make and wear a lined lace cloche. Not sure yet but plenty of time to practise cloche making. I would really like to crochet a cloche capat but have to find a tutorial on Youtube, as I do not like following written patterns.
Beat The Man and be your very own milliner!