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Steampunk Top Hat

Added Jun 22, 2012

by notdeadredhead

College Station,...




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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…

Material Notes

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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Garment Type
Bohemian, Geek, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Punk, Steampunk, Victorian
Corduroy, Cotton, Blends, Flannel, Lace/Sequins, Linen, Other, Polyester, Rayon, Satin, Silk, Suiting, Taffeta, Tulle, Velvet

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    Jun 26, 2012, 07.18 PMby tboneslimluv

    Gorgeous!! I never knew what Steampunk was until today and now I’m a big fan!!!

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      Jun 27, 2012, 02.34 PMby notdeadredhead

      Thanks, and you’re not alone! I always knew I had an interest in the Victorian/Edwardian time periods and all the fun/crazy inventions that come with it. I just hadn’t realized that there were so many others were into it also until a few years ago! I had finally gotten off my bum and googled its meaning after my Thermo prof made a steampunk joke in class. (Love him!) X^D

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    Jun 23, 2012, 02.14 AMby shedoz213

    I plan to make a mini top hat too! Yours is too cute!

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      Jun 23, 2012, 04.56 PMby notdeadredhead

      Thanks so much! I’d had my eye on making one for a while, and I finally got around to it! :^D

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    Jun 22, 2012, 08.40 PMby HelenMoore

    How cute!

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      Jun 22, 2012, 10.34 PMby notdeadredhead

      Thanks! I really appreciate it! :^)

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