Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hof9s in today's Bold Italic

House of Nines is featured in an article in The Bold Italic that just came out today! I taught writer extraordinaire Josh Rotter how to make his fantasy hat. Lots of photos!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sale Hats Still On Sale

I've temporarily left all of my trunk show stock that didn't sell at ADS Hats, at the deep discount prices from the sale. The shop had a bit of room for it until their new fall stock arrives, but once it does, I'll be pulling the sale hats again, so get em while you can. The shop posted a slideshow of my stuff on their website.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Men's Hats Even Better

Ok, so I'm a perfectionist when I'm working on a sewing or hat project, I get really into the details and have a hard time not doing everything I can to make it the best it can be. The best materials I can find, the most labor-intensive fine stitching, all that.

The launch of my men's line is being pushed back a few weeks, to mid-autumn, because I've decided to tackle traditional leather sweatbanding inside. I had been planning to use the same kind of ribbon bands as are normal for ladies hats, but recently came to the conclusion that leather sweatbands are actually required for men's. This throws everything up in the air, from sizing to labels, so I have to work out all those details, find suppliers, etc.

The end result is going to be really nice, though.