Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Linen-Bamboo Hat Completed!

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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  1. wo ho ho this is amazingly cool! I love it :-)

  2. Beautiful..would love to see a photo of you wearing it ;-)

  3. Lovely! You are very talented my friend. ;)

  4. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!


  5. It's gorgeous !! I would love to see it on a "real head".

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  7. your hat is CRAZY DELICIOUS!! Stop by my blog I have a give away going on that I'd love for you to WIN!!


  8. oh what a fabulous hat, maybe you take pictures on a real person?

  9. That's amazing!! Love the color and the use of bamboo - who would have thought to use bamboo? You obviously. LOL
    Looks great.

  10. this is so cool! I especially like the flower brooch! :0)

  11. Nice site.....love the Pucci