Added Jun 22, 2012
I’m a HUGE fan of all things Steampunk, and I’ve always wanted a top hat. Unfortunately, real top hats (even mini ones) are extremely expensive! Thus, I halfway followed a lovely technique I found here on Burda to make my own! My job on the hat’s lining didn’t come out all the great, but nobody should be looking there, right? ;^D Generally, I love how it came out, although I’ve learned some very valuable lessons for next time! One more piece to add to my Steampunk repertoire! Better (and more) pictures when I finally have a better camera…
I used green corduroy for main parts of the hat while I used a maroon satin for hat’s inner lining. Then I decorated the hat with tons of ribbons, fake plastic flowers, and whatever else suited my fancy! I would recommend a medium to heavy fabrics for the main parts of the hat, while lightweight to medium fabrics for the inner lining. (If you choose to have an inner lining.)
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