So I have this obsession with tophats.. and I always wanted to make one. And then I discovered (through people mentioning it here) Gibbous, and wanted to make something kind of like that too.. so I ended up with a very strange tophat that I just adore!!! I used black denim and a red and black plaid material, and interfacing inside the brim and for the top part of the hat.
You can also see when I have the hat turned upside down to show the side of the brim, that I have a ring inside where I was going to put boning to keep the shape (but it ended up being not needed) and also you can see that I get lazy sometimes and dont change the thread in my serger to match what Im making.. haha.. oops!
Anyway, please let me know what you think
Would have gotten better action shots but its hard to take a picture of yourself wearing a hat..
some of the patchwork and the brim
one of my favorite parts
check it out, olive green thread.. haha. but you cant see it when you wear it and thats the important part!