I haven't posted in a while because I got bogged down with life which impeded my sewing, then I stagnated...my fault entirely. I'm trying to get motivated. So many projects and so little time -- or in another way, tickets to the ball in hand and no dress...sigh.
Months ago I worked on the Book Cover Dress and literally at the last minute crafted a hat. I called that project my "quick 'n dirty" project because it is pure theater, very little craftsmanship and lots of hot glue. Now since I do costumes and do not reproduce clothing, I was happy with the outcome which at least on the outside was fab. Here is the breakdown of the cost:
$3.99 Thrift store fedora, new with the tag still on it.
$1.50 Small bit of discount fabric store fabric
$0 Feathers from the stash.
$0 Ribbon from the stash
$0 Duct tape, hot glue/gun, and all the bits to put it together (already in hand).
Total: aprox. $5.50 - not bad when starting with a four dollar thrift store hat.
Tall and fabulous!
|First I began by using a sharpie and marking the hat, estimating where I wanted the slope and giving me a line to cut out the front portion because the angle was not good for a Victorian-ish reproduction.|
|Here you can see the slope I decided on.|
Although not perfect it worked with the outfit. I'm not thrilled that the peacock feathers decided to lean opposite the other feathers. I probably will fix that before the next time I wear the hat. One day when I have time (hear hysterical laughter in the background) I may make a real hat.