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I'm glad you arrived, please do come in.. I hope you enjoy my Homemade crafty items. Feel free to leave a comment and if you have any questions I'll do my best to reply. I've been having better luck with my Mojo but still have a tendency to get lost in the game. I lose my mojo and I just wait for some inspiration to hit and then I'll scrap again. I'm sure others know what I'm talking about. We just plain run out of ideas for a moment! Sooner or later things are kicking back into gear! YAY! For those that stop by and leave comments, I greatly appreciate it. Even stop by just to say Hi.. I will try to get back to your blog too. I hope you have a great day, I hope you enjoy your visit! Sherry

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Started Simple But Ended Dramatically!

My FIRST Victorian style hat.  A challenge I made for myself, just to see if I could do it! 


The next few pictures shows you some steps on how I completed my hat.  I wanted it to resemble hats found here...  http://www.ladydianehats.com/Victorian_hat.html    Check it out and see if I qualify for a true Victorian style hat.   

I been working on this for a couple of days..  it started from a very cheap flimsy hat.  I bought it in from Michaels last year and it came in a set of 4.

As you see its just pops up but is very flimsy.  I challenged myself to see if I could turn this hat a true Victorian style one.  I have my work cut out      for me, could it be possible?

First I started with added a bigger brim, cutting a circle out of construction paper and clued the hat to the new brim.   Then I had to give the hat support so I glued construction paper to the inside of the hat covering the rippled layers, as well I covered the outside of the hat.. leaving tabs to clue.  I then added a top circle.. which I have not shown. 
Making it with satin like material.. I covered the brim with a draw string on the inside and on the outside.. which tucked nicely under the construction paper.  



I then did a repeat of the material over the top of the hat and it too tucked nicely inside the crease.  Wanting it to be perfectly smooth, I added some 4 inch wide white ribbon and then at the bottom I also added another piece which covered the crease and any material that didn't get tucked nicely inside.  Worked perfectly!  


Using tacky tap I taped the inside of the hate and pulled the material tight giving it a more professional look.  That tape is so good but boy when you use it make sure you got it where you want it because its so sticky you can never get it off, paper especially I had some moving room with the material.  I decided to add beading draped nicely around the edge, I thought that added a very feminine touch.


NOW the fun begins,  I wanted it to be very fancy and victorian style as you see so many Victorian style  work on scrapbook.com I wanted to join the theme.
 TAADAA!!    The front, full of roses and rose buds  and fluffy feathers to finish it off!
Now What hat can go without a hat pin???  Making the pin to match, it fit perfectly.
The pin is a 6 inch bouquet accessory and bought at Michaels in the wedding isle. 







And to finish it off my creation.. I filled the back full of pink crinoline..  and although it's hard to tell.. the crinoline is full of light pink sparkling gems.     I hope you enjoyed my Victorian hat.   Thanks for stopping by and please let me know who's visited and leave me your thoughts.  I'd love to hear what the Victorian girls think of my work.     
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


15 comments:

  1. Wow...what lovely work! I've never even attempted to alter a hat...it's beautiful! It looks like it'd be a perfect hat to wear to maybe an Easter Parade...the old fashioned ones where everybody dressed up in thier Sunday best. Very elegant & delicate...fabulous work!

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  2. WOW, I love it...great work...

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  3. Incredible. You are amazingly talented. Thanks for the step by step and sharing your beautiful work.

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  4. WOW girl! this is really AMAZING! you are so super creative! and it turned out sooo beautifully! TFS!!!

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  5. You never cease to amaze me. This is outstanding.

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  6. WOWZA!! GORGEOUS!!!

    You know, it's funny....I was going to guess it was a hat when I saw the preliminary picture.....but I would have never guessed it would have been this gorgeous! (I should have known. You never do anything half-assed!)

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  7. This is jaw dropping gorgeous very victorian to me.....

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  8. So absolutely beautiful, Sherry! I love it!

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  9. This is just gorgeous and anything else you've ever made, you know I love your work!! It's amazingly beautiful!!

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  10. back again! you should have known you were going to pull this victian style off!! You Go Girl!!

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  11. Hey girl! First of all let me say how beautiful this hat is! Awesome! AND....YOU WON! I did my drawing on my blog giveaway and you won it! I posted your blog info on my blog post but wanted to let you know here too! Contact me at mikelsuzie@windstream.net for details.
    Thanks again for participating!

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  12. OMG!!! Sherry!!! That is just simply stunning. You have created an outstanding piece of art!! Very Victorian!! It is absolutely beautiful!

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  13. Thanks to EVERYONE who left such nice comments.. I appreciate it so much!!!! MANY MANY Thanks!!

    Sherry

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  14. Oh my this is fabulous! Absolutely gorgeous!! Love love LOVE it!!

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  15. Wow that ia awesome. You can do everything. Beautiful job....

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I appreciate so much, when you stop by and take time to leave me a message. Many thanks to all of you.

Sherry