I made the first two hat stands. Each stands just over and just under 2″ tall.
I used two banister legs trimmed down (package of 10 for $1), two decorative disks ($.25) and wool roving. They will get painted when I make up my mind on colors. They may not may not get velvet covers for the tops.
Here they are with hats.
Scale note: I realize to be 1:12 scale, these need to be 1″ tall. Mathematically, they are Milli and Nella’s scale. But, proportionally they are the mini-millinery scale.
I’ve been thinking about mini-millinery millinery heads and hat/bonnet stands the last few days. Here is the first head with a learning curve.
I used a scrap of linen, the same linen from my skirt supports. This is the same weight I use for my full size heads. I basically so-called down and simplified the full size version.
This head stands 2.25″ tall. Close to Milli’s size. It likes to wabble. It also has a twist.
- Need to go smaller, about half this size for the shop.
- Use lighter weight, less bulky fabric.
- These need bases with weight. (Hardware store washers)
- This did not stuff as firmly as the human size.
A bit about scale:
Milli is 10″ tall. Compared to me at 5’4″, that makes her 1:7 scale, not a common scale. 1:6 is the closest popular scale. Not that I will be buying her much or anything. The numbers liking side of me just needs to know that. The mini-millinery has an 11″ ceiling. Our ceiling is close to 10′. That means the person inside would be between 5″ and 6″ tall, close to half Milli’s scale. So, I guess the standard 1:12 scale is pretty close.
I opted to make Milli a tray rather than a basket.
The tray is 5″x3″ at the top edge, 4.5″x2.5″ at the base. I putangled fabric handles on the sides, but then decided I didn’t like her hands stuck in them. It has two ribbons, on for her neck and one tied around her waist. It seems pretty stable.
Next comes filling it.