Category: millinery

January 2018

Inspired by the wonderful items we saw at the vintage fashion show that Seattle Children’s Hospital put on for us at our November 2018 meeting, we dived into our closets and brought in items of handwork from our personal collections.


Valerie Day brought these stunning christening gowns that have been used in her family for generations.


Astrid Bear brought hand embroidered items made by her mother, her grandmother, and her great-great aunt.


Toni Burton brought garments and hats worn by her mother.


Christine Stewart brought the silk velvet wedding dress her mother designed and made.


And for Show and Tell, Gail Parris shared these quilted portraits of her mother that she made.

We enjoyed connecting with our family histories and heritage through these textiles and garments.



November 2018

We enjoyed a fabulous fashion show of historic garments from the collection of Seattle Children’s Hospital! Their Vintage Fashion Collection is a wonderful survey of mostly women’s garments, going back into the 19th century.

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This  dress not only had spectacular beading at the neckline and pockets, but also matching shoes!

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A very glamourous evening look of silver and blue brocade.

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Many garments had astonishing details of beading and fringe.

Nov 2018 4

This exquisite cotton lawn dress featured tucks, embroidery,  and inserted lace.

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Thank you to the volunteers who collect, preserve, and model these remarkable clothes!  It was wonderful to have the chance to see these garments up close and personal.  The very modest fees they charge for their programs go directly to the uncompensated care program at Seattle Children’s.




2014 ~ November ~ Fascinators

Becoming an annual tradition is the jolly gathering of the guild around embellishments of all kinds and the making of rakish party hats for the holidays.
Oh, such fun we have.








2014 ~ October ~ Jean Hicks

Jean Hicks, Felt Artist, gave a lecture and slide
presentation of her felt fusion trip to the Altai Mountains
in southern Siberia (just above Mongolia/China/Kasakhstan)
in July/August of 2012. After traveling with felt artists
from Finland and Russia, Jean and her colleagues lived with
local shepherds in their yurts. They made felt with local
women, both teaching and learning.
Wonderful program!



December Potluck and Fascinators

Stylish guild members, Annie Turner and Janice Johnson, sport their handmade mini chapeaus.

A tip o’ the toque to Janice’s sister, milliner Carol Campbell,who brought this creative project to the guild a year ago.

These materials work well together…moss, lichen, a dried rose and a sweet bird make this cap a natural.

After the potluck and cap making fun the 2011 the Seaview Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild  gathered for a pose.

See you in January!