Sabine used cotton so handily in her latest capote confection, inspired by 1812 French examples in Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion, that I am reminded of an old-fashioned moss rose cake decorated with mounds of coconut-flecked boiled frosting.
See what the capote gains by leaving the cotton edges raw, so that they fray? Look closely: a lacy halo!
Whether I ever have the good fortune to make a similar hat, or not, is debatable. Meanwhile, we can all congratulate her on her success.