Friday, December 2, 2011

Fascinator Friday: ClaraBelle's Hats

Kari Dalton of ClaraBelle's Hats is a long-time seamstress and self-taught milliner.  When her youngest daughter got married, she made the gowns...and the hats and with the encouragement of her friends, she decided to make a run of it!  Beginning her journey with one 100 year old (self-named) hat block named ClaraBelle, she's been experimenting with techniques from vintage hat making books.  Dabbling in a variety of materials, including knit pieces, Kari and her daughter Anni feed off each others creativity.  With a dollop of vintage grace and a pinch of Southern charm, ClaraBelle's Hats is worth a visit!
You can find her Etsy shop here.