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Lady Grey's Top Hat

Added Oct 25, 2011

by ivorynoire

Turku, Finland






I had made the base of the hat previously for a party and decided this was the perfect outfit to include it.

The hat also includes a veil that isn’t shown in the pictures but even I thought it was too over the top. Maybe for a Halloween party if I dress as a widow or something…

The hat is attached to my hair with a couple of clips and some bobby pins.

I made the base following instructions by Lynn McMasters but had to improvise on the materials a bit.

Material Notes

Cardboard from a frozen pizza box, cotton fabric, glue, chinese braid, netting, striped wool, pleated taffeta, a cameo brooch.




Garment Type
Steampunk, Victorian
Cotton, Taffeta, Wool

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    Oct 30, 2011, 12.58 PMby wardrobe-cat

    I’ve been meaning to make one of these myself. Well done.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.31 PMby littlejay

    So cool. I love little top hats… need to try making some one of these days.

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.17 PMby lanternwaste33

    Wow, very cool! Looks like you bought it!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 07.45 PMby kanamithedreamer

    The hat is amazing! I want to make one now :) Thanks for including a link to the instructions.

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      Oct 25, 2011, 08.08 PMby ivorynoire

      Thank you :). Happy to share the knowledge.

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.49 AMby freaky-philomeen

    which pizza box was it again you used? ;))) at least that one was cheap… this is simply fantastic, love the whole outfit!

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      Oct 25, 2011, 08.07 PMby ivorynoire

      Thanks :). It was one from Lidl. Not the kind that pizzerias have. Basically any cardboard should do as long as it can be rolled evenly to create the shape.

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