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Sweetheart Cloche / Hat of the Day Sketch – 1920s cloche

February 4, 2010

Sweetheart Cloche

I just love the cloche and it’s finally come back into fashion.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can find my Sweetheart Cloche in my Etsy store for that special someone.  It has a brim whose shape recalls flower petals and hearts, with topstitching that enhances the profile.  The removable brooch uses a vintage pearl button from my grandmother’s estate.

Sweetheart Cloche with removable flower and vintage button brooch

Sweetheart Cloche with removable flower and vintage button brooch

Hat of the Day Sketch

Here’s another great cloche drawn from a fashion illustration circa 1920-1924.  This cloche has a purple hat body and a towering crimson red bow.  I’ve been told that women in my grandmother’s generation were scolded for wearing red and purple together.  What a shame!

purple cloche with crimson bow, ca. 1920-1924, from a lithograph fashion plate

purple cloche with crimson bow, ca. 1920-1924, from a lithograph fashion plate

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