‘Pippa’ is my largest ever headdress and one I had a tremendous amount of fun creating. I made the base in the shape of a circus tent with long side fringe ‘curtains’. The base is covered with a fun hot pink metallic and black velvet striped fabric which I have covered in beautiful pieces: appliques, black filigree, sequins, stone sequins, and flowers! ‘Pippa’ is definitely a carnival show-stopper for someone who really wants to stand out!
The heavily embellished center peacock applique has a beautiful fan of pale and hot pink sequin ‘feathers’!
Rarely do I match the back of the headdresses with the front (usually I just finish them in a matching colored felt or velvet) but the size of ‘Pippa’ meant the back would get seen from afar, so I matched it with the same fabric, a lace trim, and a sequin applique at the base, same as at the front. I also created a back wire to help support and stabilize the headdress, and it is just thin enough to pin through plenty of bobby pins.
‘Pippa’ is available now in my shop here.
Handmade in Melbourne, Australia by me.