straw hat

Aug 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm (fashion, hats, head pieces, school) (, , , , , )

Not sure if I like the blue feathers with the hot pink trim. The good thing is the feathers can be easily taken out and put back in so it can be a changeable hat :]

finished hat

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Jul 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm (fashion, hats, head pieces, school) (, , , , , , , , , )

All last week I made some mini hat and pillbox frames by blocking buckram. I plan to make one of the brimmed hats into a tricorn hat, if not both. I just need some trim for the outside of the brim.

the mini hat frames

I covered one of the pillbox hats and it’s nearly complete. I just need to permanently attach the flower pendant.

pillbox covered with textured giraffe print felt


nearly complete

Remember the cocktail hat frame from last time? It’s finally covered. I didn’t get to work on more flowers in class, but I plan on making smaller ones to put on this. I also wired the crown for the fedora but I feel I made it too short.. but I still need to make the brim.

covered cocktail hat

Next week we will finally be sculpting a hat with sinamay. The teacher gave us a natural colored piece and I decided to dye mine. I want to use two different colors together – makes it more interesting.

dyed sinamay


I used RIT powdered dye. To get the nice rich darker colors I used dying directions I found online and combined them with the RIT dye directions. Directions can be found here.

I’m also going to post a little tutorial on wiring your buckram :] » Tutorial can be found here

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