Hi you crafty bunch!
This is the 2nd in my ‘series’ of posts showing the stuff I made for my Wedding!
Our second (and main!) Wedding ceremony was a surprise Steampunk themed day (our guests thought it was my 40th birthday party), and my now Hubby wanted a very specific top hat, so it came down to me to make it!!
I looked over a bunch of patterns and ended up using this one as a basis, by Chris Huebert. It’s a pattern for making a foam hat, glued together, and whilst I could have used that as a base I wanted something slightly more sturdy with a wired rim, so I looked over some hat making books and ended up using buckram, and millinery wire.
It did take a pretty long time, lots of stabbed fingers and swearing, but this tutorial on Brass Goggles was amazingly helpful!
I lined the top hat with the same fabric I used for my wedding dress
And here’s a piccie of the big man in his hat on our big day!
Hope you like it!!