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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Make do and Mend Hat

For a while I've been meaning to upcycle a hat like in the video below.


Even found a hat in a sale for £3 to use...and saved up some feathers.
Original hat

I found it surprisingly quick and easy to do. I didn't pleat the crown as it already was sort of pleated.
But first thing was to cut brim from crown.
 Before pining it in place and trying it on for size. Once I was happy with the angle sewed brim to crown.
 I then set about covering up my stitching with a ribbon and adding a loop so I could add feathers later.
I then experimented with various arrangements of feathers before finally settling on the present display.

I just need to ad some kind of comb or grip at the back to make sure it stays on my head and tack the feathers.
Used a hatpin in the end. Matching the hairdo to the hat as reccommended.

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