Experimenting

Jul 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm (costume, fashion, hats) (, , , , , , , , )

I’ve been experimenting with different ways to make the PokemonGo hats. Iron on transfers are okay; spray on fabric paint however was not. After letting the paint dry then washing per instructions, the paint faded. I really liked the color too! 😦 Next up I will experiment with embroidering the hats instead.

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PokemonGo hats

Jul 18, 2016 at 12:02 am (fashion, hats) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Now that I am taking a break from classes, I wanted to make my PokémonGo avatar’s hat to wear around as I walked around looking for Pokémon. Then I thought, why not make a bunch of them and see if people would be interested in buying them.

Currently I have the one avatar’s design in yellow and red. I will be on offering it in blue as well (since everyone I came across asked for it) along with other custom colors. I am also planning on making other various Pokémon hat designs. I will post updates and work on getting these posted on my etsy store.

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top hat for the tree

Dec 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm (hats, holiday) (, , , , , , , , , )

Instead of the traditional star or angel at the top of the tree, I wanted to do something different. I decided to make our tree an awesome top hat – like a sir!

I made the top hat out of burlap lined with cardboard to make it real stiff. I used a mixture of sewing and hot glue.

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felt hat

Aug 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm (fashion, hats, head pieces, school) (, , , , , , )

Today was the last millinery class :[ but at least I finished all my hats and some! I blocked a felt hood. When I started out I wanted a top hat but the opening was too big and wouldn’t shrink in so I ended up with this.

I definitely want to buy a pilbara or fedora head block and block a felt fedora

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blue rose cocktail hat

Aug 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm (fashion, hats, head pieces, school) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I might add some beads to this

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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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flower making part 2

Aug 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm (fashion, hats, head pieces, school) (, , , , , , )

I gave the flower making a second try since I still need something to put on my cocktail hat. I only used the smaller petals and didn’t put a lot on. Turned out much better – also since I had better glue this time. I left the hat piece at school so I won’t be able to put the flowers on until Monday. I’ll also be blocking a wool felt hat. There’s only 2 classed left :[

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time pirate hat

Jul 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm (costume, fashion, hats, head pieces) (, , , , , , )

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sculpting a hat with sinamay

Jul 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm (fashion, hats, head pieces, school) (, , , , , , )

Today in class we worked on sculpting a hat with our sinamay. I used the sinamay I dyed. Before dying, It was one big square that I cut along the bias to make two triangle pieces. So the idea was to pin it to your head block and start playing around with it.

First things first. You can either roll the edges for a clean look or unravel them for a more wilder look. I decided to roll them. It took a good while and made my thumbs hurt, but it was worth it.

rolling the edges of the sinamay so it doesn’t fray

Then I put my two pieces together and folded them in half to create a band to go around the head. I then pinned it around my head block. I had both ends sticking out and decided to twist them around and created something that reminds me of a flower. Now I have these big pieces to play around with and figure out what I think looks best.

starting off

I kept changing the sides and re-pinning the pieces since I didn’t like the way it came out the first time. The first time I had the pieces curve on both sides, didn’t like it, so I took all the pins out and decided to move it all to one side.

what I ended up with

The last step is tacking where all the pins are with thread so all the pieces stay in place.

all pieces are tacked – ready to wear!

I had a small piece left over and sculpted a little head piece. I’m either going to put it on a headband or put a comb on it.

left over pieces

 

 

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tutorials

Jul 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm (costume, fashion, hats, head pieces, tutorials) (, , , , , )

I’ve added a section in the menu for tutorials! I’m hoping to make things for clearer for people on how I do things :]

Tutorials so far:

 

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