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Flapper Hat

Added Aug 8, 2010

by domestic-div...

Orange County, C...




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Had great fun dressing for a Murder Mystery Dinner Party. The setting for this one was 1925 aboard a yacht in the Mediterranean. I came up with a costume after researching photos online. A Cloche style hat isn’t an easy thing to find so I knew I would have to come up with one on my own. I found the perfect start at the thrift store – a gold felt hat with a large floppy brim. I trimmed the brim so that there was barely an angle left at the bottom edge. I used plain white crepe and striped fabric used for the dress to create a band around the hat. I finished it with a giant, vintage, rhinestone brooch in the center front. I felt like a real Flapper Girl! I’ll post the flapper dress next.

Material Notes

felt hat, crepe band




Garment Type


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    Aug 22, 2013, 09.48 PMby Kelli Spray

    Do you have a pattern for this? It’s gorgeous!!

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    Sep 5, 2011, 10.03 AMby JulietSews

    Great inspiration! My Mum bought me a felted teal cloche hat which was sweet but a bit plain… I love this idea so will have to try it! Thanks!

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      Sep 5, 2011, 03.22 PMby domestic-divaonline

      Thank you for your comment. Good luck with your hat!

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    Aug 13, 2010, 05.23 AMby milkyway

    I love it. congratulations!! you made a great job

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    Aug 9, 2010, 07.34 PMby sandoz18

    This is perfect! I wish it came from a pattern so that I could make one like it!!

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    Aug 9, 2010, 05.06 PMby brisehuus

    Very, very nice. Looking forward to see the dress since my friend is invented for a 20ies-wedding and I am going to sew her dress. Unfortunately it is almost impossible here in Switzerland to get a pattern. I guess I have to draw something myself. Thanks again for sharing :-))

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      Aug 9, 2010, 06.24 PMby domestic-divaonline

      Thanks so much! I’ll be posting the dress in a couple of hours. I made mine from a tank top pattern and added short sleeves. I’ll explain what I did in the post.

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    Aug 9, 2010, 11.32 AMby merbecky

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to see the dress.

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    Aug 9, 2010, 06.30 AMby 5294sandras

    Oh My! What a lovely hat.

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    Aug 9, 2010, 03.57 AMby tamezdc

    Very lovely!! I would love to see you in the complete outfit.

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    Aug 8, 2010, 10.56 PMby olystyrene

    Fantastic refashioning effort!

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    Aug 8, 2010, 08.42 PMby nookie

    gorgeous hat – looking forward to the dress

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