There is a group planning on wearing suffragette attire for the Ice Cream social at Costume College. I'd originally been working on a teens are outfit but it just wasn't coming together the way I wanted it to so I decided to finish a 1903-5ish outfit I'd had on the back burner.
The outfit is a pink and black plaid with a black shirtwaist but I'm going to share the hat first.
I used the "Belle Epoque" Lynn McMaster's hat pattern. I meant to make the red hat shown on the cover of the pattern but I was nearly done when I realized I'd mistakenly cut a wider brim. I think it turned out ok anyway. It's 2 layers of buckram mulled with flannel, wired and covered in silk taffeta. I decorated it with a giant bow made of more of the silk taffeta, vintage pale pink ostrich plumes and modern black ones (tripled layered!)
Speaking of suffragettes I also had some badge ribbons made to hand out at the convention - in white with purple lettering.
Are you getting ready for costume college too?