The hat is finally completed! It took me slightly longer than I anticipated, in between alterations, fittings, and a wedding, I am glad to say it is complete.
It is more of a couture headpiece, it is not an everyday hat for sure.
Working from my sketch I constructed a small top hat from buckram. It is covered in the linen fabric from the skirt I purchased. The linen was perfect to work with, I enjoyed working with the printed white and blue stripes on the fabric.
The tip of the hat is made of rows of bamboo stitched together.
Bamboo pieces are used as a small accent in the front of the headpiece. The top hat is attached to a buckram base which contains horsehair along the edge to attach to ones head.
The top hat is attached to the base at a slight tilt to the side. I also used the linen fabric between the base and top hat with an additional accent of bamboo.
It is perfect for a special occasion, worn at a slight tilt on the head!
Note: This lovely can be purchased in my Etsy shop! It can be yours if so desired!!
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