Now that I had a top hat, I was determined to dress it up. But I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with it. I had a bunch of millinery trimmings that I'd collected over the years, but there were just too many choices. Did I want to use the black tulle, the coarser netting or the Russian millinery veiling? Feathers? Were feathers and something else too much with the tulle?
Finally, I just decided to play until I got something I liked. Ironically, I gave up that night, completely unsatisfied. But when I took a look at it the next costuming session, I found that I liked what I'd come up with very much.