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Tiny Top Hat for Tao

Added Aug 19, 2011

by tungufoss

Gardabaer, Iceland






Earlier this summer BurdaStyle member Sally Kramer posted an adorable tiny top hat! Super cute and exactly up my allay! I’ve been pining for a tiny top hat for years now, ever since I saw one taunting me on a gigantic poster in H&M that was never in stock when I am abroad in H&M wonderland. So I politely asked her to post rough instruction, and luckily for me she saw it in her heart to comply to my wish! Yay! She even went above and beyond my expectations and made a thorough step by step tutorial. I printed it out as soon as it was posted and found appropriate fabric right away. However, there was a slight snag… I had just started my silky mission impossible, a colour-blocking fiasco. I would have to delay gratifying myself with my very own tiny top hat until that was finished. Well, I haven’t actually finished it, but it’s almost done, but I depends on when my trusted sewing mentor has time to guide me… so I finally made time for my tiny top hat. Better late than never.

Here is my beloved Tao Zedong sporting his latest accessory! Although I did add hair clips so I too could try out this look, say for a screening of Rocky Horror Pictureshow ;-)

Sally babe, thanks again for your amazing tutorial. I’m definitely making another one. I’m thinking bigger and in Mad Hatter style for some future Halloween. Gotta love dress-up!

P.S. Yes, I am very well aware of the fact I’m a 25 year old with a stuffed teddy-bear guarding my bed. What can I say, a girl has gotta cuddle with someone or something.

Material Notes

wool, wire, ribbon, leftover fabric and beads




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Geek, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Steampunk, Victorian


Sally Kramer

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