Archive for February, 2008
Question: How to make a marie antoinette tricorn hat?
I really need help. I want to make a marie antoinette style tricorn hat to go with my costume. But I'm not sure how. Any how-to's? Or instructions?
Answer: The tricorn hat is just a plain broad-brimmed hat with the brim bent up to the crown. If you can get such a hat in felt, just tinker at bending the brim - first try three equilateral bends; then try folding up the back with two smaller left-front and right-front folds; until you get an effect you like. You can fix the hat either with felt stiffener or simply by stitching the brim to the crown.
If you can't get or can't afford a real felt hat, cut out a big circle of black card or cartridge paper to experiment with the "cocking" of the hat brim. Once you have got it the way you want it, at a pinch you can make a crown with a piece of black fabric.
An 18th-century tricorn hat would have had a cockade over the left eye, made out of a piece of ribbon pleated tightly into a circle - that's easily done. There might be a gilt button or (for a lady) a brooch right in the middle of the cockade, and for a lady there might be a plume of ostrich feathers fixed behind it.
Question: French Revolution - Help Needed?
Could anyone give me a 1-2 sentence description of these topics?
5.France gets its first Constitution (1791)
6.Marie Antoinette is executed (1793)
7.Napoleon invades Egypt (1798)
8.Napoleon names himself First Consul for life (1802)
9.Napoleon abdicates and goes into exile (1814)
10.Napoleon’s Death (1821)
Very Much Appreciated
sorry, its a French Revolution/Napoleon project, and all i need is #5
Answer: i'm sorry but al this napoleon stuff isn't really what the French Revolution was about, they shouldn't be included.napoleon called himself emperor and was just as bad as all the french kings before him.
maybe you should pick some more topics about thefrench revolution and then i will help you further.
have a nice day (btw: did you know the French Revolution had a lot of influence on the american one?)
Marie Antoinette's lullaby