Another favorite way to enjoy my dolls is to make hats for them. There are many wonderful fashions available from a variety of manufacturers that simply do not include a hat. That may be fine for contemporary clothing but hats....and gloves, etc. were an important part of the 1930's, 1940's, and the early 1950's.
Click photo to enlargeHere is an example of a cocktail suit that I felt needed a special hat. City Sleeker, an Integrity W Club Zita Charles Dressed Doll Exclusive, is modeled by Deep Rose Madra Lord. I designed the vintage floral cocktail hat just for this outfit. The gloves are original to the ensemble. The fabulous fur muff is from PD Root and the jewelry is an OOAK set I picked up from a doll show a few years back.
Click photo to enlargeI didn't design this hat for this particular suit, but I think it looks great with it. This is a result of changing up one of my doll displays and coming up with a total new look for this Tonner Brenda Starr pinstriped suit. The hat, gauntlet gloves, and jewelry are from The Couture Touch, fur drape from PD Root, and the portfolio is from Mattel. Cig holder and telephone are from Ashton Drake. Table from Retros/Liz Cole. My model/muse is a restyled Flame Madra Lord from Integrity.
Click photo to enlargeYou can view all of my past OOAK hats and ensembles on my new Flickr Photostream. The sets are organized by era. The link is to the right under Gallery of Past Designs.