Shirring is created by gathering in rows by stitching on the back side of the fabric.
It certainly does cover up the top of the brim.
Now it is begging to be decorated to take your eye off the shirring!
|The crown is just pinned on here.|
|See, its just pinned.|
|I am not thrilled with how the brim top turned out.|
|The underside of the brim looks ok.|
|Grandkids, Francisca and Julian|
|The trunk in the foreground has button-up shoes, corset, bustle, etc for demonstrations.|
|The staircase from above.|
|Gibson Girl Hat (in progress)|
|Flowers bloom just anywhere!|
|One of the "Big Ships" coming in for the Boat Festival|
|Overlooking the Lighthouse|