Hats are back in fashion, thanks to a large part by the work of hat designer, Eugenia Kim. With a collection of women’s and men’s hats, as well as a roster of top clients like Madonna and Sienna Miller, Parsons educated Eugenia hasn’t forgotten about the rest of us who love sewing and DIY. In her new book, Saturday Night Hat, Eugenia gives us what we’ve been waiting for — a fashion forward DIY book for making hats. With this book, you’ll learn all about how to make hats, such as the basics of hat shapes she focuses the book on: the beret, the cloche, the cocktail hat, the pillbox, the fedora, the newsboy and the sunhat. Each section starts with basic construction and hat pattern, then follows through the many different ways you can embellish the styles and make them different. Eugenia also shows you how you can take thrift store hats and take them to a new level with her embellishment how-tos.
This book not only gives you the technical know-how to start making and embellishing your own hats, it’s filled with a lot of beautiful design inspiration and photography. The illustration style is fun and helps spotlight the step-by-step process on some of the projects. I’ve been trying to see which hats are my favorites, but then I just end up staring and loving every page. With Saturday Night Hat, Eugenia Kim will make “making hats” just as fashionable as wearing them.
If you are in the LA area this Saturday, Dec 16th, Eugenia Kim will be at Inago USA (8364 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles) at 1pm. – Link.