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Tiny Top Hat

Added Jun 21, 2011

by Sally Kramer

Kansas City, Uni...






A few days ago, I found my back yard covered in feathers. My best guess is that a hawk took down a smaller bird in one of the big trees. I picked out some of the nicest feathers and and made a hat with some heavy wool felt scraps I had lying about. The hat is really simple, pulled from a simplicity costume pattern, I shortened the cap by about 3/4 of an inch and widened the brim and added a wire to the edge so it could be shaped.




Garment Type
Geek, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Punk, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian
Other, Silk, Wool

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    Jun 22, 2011, 04.39 PMby tirrs

    ahhh! This is so cooooooooool! I like it! amazing!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 11.54 AMby libbysharf

    Great photo! lol

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.44 AMby tungufoss

    I’ve been looking ALL OVER for those little top-hats, it would be the pièce de résistance to my Rocky Horror outfit. Seriously, I keep a watchful eye out every single time I’m abroad, for lets-face-it this will NEVER be found in the shops in Iceland. Up until now, I have never thought of just making one for myself.

    So my desperate plea for you is this: could you please-please-please (with sugar on top) make a rough tutorial (like how do you make the brim hold up for there must be some hidden magic involved). You’d make a special Icelandic girl very VERY happy if you did!

    P.S. I literally laughed out loud when I saw this photo! I wish my background was that popping ;-)

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      Jun 22, 2011, 03.41 PMby Sally Kramer

      Okay. I promise I’ll work on it. give me a few days. I have some brown felt of a similar weight, so I might just make anouther.

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      Jun 24, 2011, 03.56 AMby Sally Kramer

      I have now posted a Tiny Top Hat 2 with instructions. Enjoy.

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      Jun 24, 2011, 02.28 PMby tungufoss

      Yay! I’m going hunting for fabrics this weekend. :D

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    Jun 21, 2011, 07.37 PMby monikapullerits

    Looks very quarky! ( pardon my english!) Like something out of a horror movie or something :) Love it!

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