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19th century top-hat (with modern details)

Added Aug 30, 2012

by laquishabell

Dublin, Ireland






My first ever top hat. Made using brown buckram moulded onto a hat block, covered in fabric. Hand-sewn for the most part aside from one seam and attaching hat wire.

Material Notes

Hat wire
Grey upholstery fabric (unsure of what specific type of fabric)
Double satin blue ribbon (3" wide)
Polka dot cotton ribbon ( 2cm wide)




Garment Type

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    Sep 23, 2012, 11.29 PMby mamamodista

    Stunningly executed!

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    Sep 5, 2012, 07.38 PMby laquishabell

    Thanks guys, I’m definitely going to have to put up my stuff more often!

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    Sep 3, 2012, 06.51 PMby izbott

    What a fun hat! It looks great.

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    Aug 31, 2012, 05.48 PMby hardlyangel


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    Aug 31, 2012, 12.19 PMby tungufoss

    I’m in awe. La-la-love it!

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    Aug 31, 2012, 10.10 AMby Innamc

    Woow, its beautiful piece of art, very welldone :-)

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    Aug 31, 2012, 08.52 AMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    Incredible!!! you are an amazing artist!!! well done!!!!!!!

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    Aug 31, 2012, 12.01 AMby chelsea childress

    Impeccable! Great craftsmanship!

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    Aug 30, 2012, 11.41 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this is lovely, im doing a millinery course and our next task is a buckram hat!

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    Aug 30, 2012, 11.21 PMby SachiDespic

    It looks very nice!! Love the porka-dot binding and lining!! Did you use double or single buckram?? I have hard time molding double backram on hat block but single backram feels a bit too thin for top hats…

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      Sep 5, 2012, 07.37 PMby laquishabell

      I used double buckram. It was quite difficult to mold, I just used a lot of drawing pins in the process and had the buckram quite damp. Other than that it was just a bit of muscle! Hope that helps!

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    Aug 30, 2012, 10.54 PMby HelenMoore

    I love this! Beautiful work!

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    Aug 30, 2012, 09.47 PMby Mary Athey

    The hats incredible!! well done x

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