I hope I'm posting this in the right place, it is not exactly clothing but I wasn't sure if the general sewing area would be appropriate...
I am making a friend of mine a bridal hat with a small veil & a hat for her maid of honor. They're vintage style teardrop hats, which I am new to. I have made tons of fascinators & accessories, just never hats. So I ordered a couple mini teardrop buckram frames and I'm going fabric shopping tomorrow for the rest of the supplies but I cannot find a hat tutorial that answers my question anywhere on the net.
I have seen a lot of people put a felt or soft fleece as a lining on the hat before their fabric but I'm wondering if this is necessary? I plan to use satin or perhaps a silk dupioni to cover the hat and then a thin trim for the edges. I don't want the buckram texture to show through but also don't want to make it too bulky.
I'm also wondering if I need to sew everything down to the buckram frame or if I can use fabric glue? I saw one tutorial use hot glue with vinyl but I'm thinking that would burn the satin/silk.
Thank you so much in advance for any help. If you know of a good tutorial or have any tips for this project it would be much appreciated!!