06 Apr Straw hat repaired, restored & resized after it drowned in the sea!
Posted at 13:50h in Hats & Headpieces, Restoration & Repair Vintage Hats
Samantha called me to see if I could restore and make the brim smaller on her favorite straw hat.
It was a gorgeous large brimmed straw hat that had sadly blown off her head into the salt water!
The crown and brim needed to be re-blocked (re-shaped) back into its original shape
and as it had shrunk in the ocean, it needed to be re-stretched to her head size.
I also attached a heavier wire around the brim to strengthen it, so she can now wear her favorite hat more often.
Samantha is very happy with the smaller brim and the end result … and I loved restoring it!
Please contact me if your hat needs to be repaired and re-shaped.
Wendi 0411 22 82 32 or email me