Today I have a great article from the Ladies Home Journal from 1904 that tells how to make a hat for $3.00 (which equates to about $75.50 today, via the Inflation Calculator). Although that might seem like a high price, we need to remember that ladies would usually only have one hat to last them through, in this case, spring and summer for a year. They may even wear the same hat for several years and simply change the trimmings. Most women didn’t have the luxury of having several hats or a collection of them, the way we can do today with our costuming or even our regular wardrobe. So a little bit of an investment in a do-it-at-home hat could give a lady a hat that would be chic!
In the article it tells how to make the hat pictured. If you try to take a go at it, please do let me know and share pictures!
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Have a great weekend!