The barbette, meaning "little beard," the strap that goes under your
chin and over your head?
Or, in referring to strange curved pieces, are you referring to
the "coffee filter" hat, the one that looks kind of like a coffee-
filter or a pie, sitting on top of the head?
Assuming that what you are wanting to make is the headdress sometimes
called "strap and fillet" or "barbette and fillet," please look here:
Cynthia Virtue, whose site this is, is a serious hat-researching
Laurel who knows her stuff and is a very helpful lady. (Also has a
group, SCA-Milliners, which you might find helpful in matters of head
Alternately, one of this list's members created one of these hats
using her very own no-sew method. She describes it in Message
#90905, of this list.
Assuming you read either digest or individual e-mails, go to the
Yahoo! homepage, click on Groups, sign in using your Yahoo! user ID
and password, then select SCA-Garb, and then "Messages." At the top
of the Messages page you'll find two search windows: one says Search,
and the other says "Message #."
That's the one you want. Just in-put the number, and hit "Go."
Good luck, good work, and show us pictures when you've finished your
Yseult the Gentle
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, Season789@... wrote:
> Good Ladies All,
> I am wanting to make a barbette out of materials that I already
> have ( linen and some stiff crispy interfacing stuff ), but how do I
> cut theses strange curved pieces and then stitch or glue them
> together so that seams are all hidden, etc.? I cannot seem to
> think this through by myself, is there a decent pattern somewhere
> that has so far escaped me?
> Many thanks,
> Lady Onnwuen
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