Apr 22, 2011
Mad Hatter...The Sequel
The March Hare would have been proud of me. I timed myself for this project. It took less than an hour, including a yogurt break and photographing the process. The time consuming step is chosing the materials to turn an ordinary canvas hat into a one of a kind, jazzy fedora.
Mom wore the straw fedora I made for her last year while shopping last week. She said four strangers stopped her to find out where she bought it, lol. What an ego boost for me, thank you. So she bought a white canvas fedora at World Market and handed it to me with this pleading puppy dog look on her face and said, please....
Here's the recipe:
Maya Road organza rose ribbon, small
Prima Paloma Collection Reflection flower
Prima Say It In Pearls black flourish
Crocheted flowers (2)
Millinery rose buds
Needle & thread
"Found object" black bead
Apply organza rose ribbon to hat band with Fabri-Tac.
Make rosette with satin ribbon while adhesive is drying. Using needle and thread sew a running stitch and draw ribbon to form rosette. Add paper flower to the center with Fabri-tac. I chose to adhere a pin to the back incase the paper flower ever needs to be changed out. Attach to hat.
Take a small scrap of leftover organza ribbon and create a center for one of the crocheted flowers. Apply to hat.
Attach bead (or use a button) to center of another crocheted flower. Apply to hat.
Separate rose buds into three clusters. Trim off access wire, if necessary. Tuck into "triangle configuration" of larger flowers. Secure with, guess what.....Fabri-Tac.
Carefully apply a tiny bit of Fabri-Tac to the back of the flourishes and secure to hat.
A view from the back....
So simple. So fast. Give it a go. Also, don't forget that Paper Issues' current link party is Word To Your Mutha. There's great inspo added daily. Plus Cassie has some great new stuff in the Paper Issues Etsy shop. Check it out.
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