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.
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!