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MaxineBrandywine
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2006 09:55:49 PM »

I think you are right jitka... all you have to do is take them in (the seams) to be little 'tighter'... 'closer in' I think you have answered your own question as you were asking it... be careful to go only a little... just enough to take those bumps out otherwise you will end up with a cone-head hat...

BUT Remember... the welding hat has room in the top. IT doesn't fit tight to the head.



You see... it has lots of room. It has roundness. Remember also that this one is old... Before you change your hat make sure that it is not making those bumps maybe only because it's newly sewen...  Perhaps you should try pressing it. Even washing it and drying it.
Being brand new may be the only reason it looks like that... I'm not so sure that it's ok... Make sure before you change it...

It's lookin good!
Let us know what you do!
Maxine

btw: I didn't get to start mine today  Undecided... Perhaps this weekend I will..
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« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2006 04:47:15 AM »

okay....the welding caps my hubby uses don't look exactly like that.  here's pics of what one looks like:





Now these pics were only taken of one side.  It's reversible, there was blue flames on the other side.
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Jitka
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2006 03:33:57 PM »

Punk Out: That's how I would like mine look like  Shocked When your hubby puts it on his head is it a snug fit or is it really supposed to have little room sitting on the head?

Brandywine: I hope you're right. I'll wash it and dry it first and then we'll see...thanks for your encouragement.
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« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2006 10:37:36 PM »

Yah that one is different. A different fit altogether. It's formed more to the head. If you want yours to fit like that then you most likely will want to make the top smaller

Let me know how it goes
Good luck!

Maxine
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« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2006 02:29:08 PM »

Yeah, I think that the blue cap is the look that I was originally looking for. Now I think I might make both styles and see which one hubby prefers and then make more of that style.
The blue one doesn't have the band (which is what I think made my cap smaller = non-fitting ....) I'm taking a break from it, though and am making Victorian dress instead. (first try, out of sheets, am little nervous about it  Shocked )
I'll keep you posted on the welder's cap! do the same Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2006 02:41:15 PM »

lol... I know exactly how that is... I have about 4 'works in progress'
That's how we keep our sanity. Even though you are working on one your mind will work intermittantly on another...

The creative mind works in mysterious ways...  Wink

Keep us posted and yes I will do the same
Maxine
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« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2006 04:49:15 PM »

When I made a newsboy cap, I used two layers of heavy duty fusible interfacing in the brim, which was what the pattern called for.   It is about the same weight as the cardstock you can buy in big sheets from the newsagets (or at least you can in Australia), which is about double thickness (or a little less) of the paper in good sketchbooks.

About the do rags thing, women also wore do rags in the 40's to keep their pincurls and fingerwaves in place while they worked.
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« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2006 05:44:46 PM »

really? I wasn't alive in the 40's but my gramma wore pin curls. She worked in a stocking factory. I have never heard of the do rag used to describe what they wore. Interesting  Smiley

as for the bill in the welding hat... thanks for the suggestion. I don't have any heavy duty interfacing, fusible or regular, I guess I should get some and try that. It sounds like it would work just fine.

I see that the blue one above appears to have no interfacing at all so... jitka, you probably don't have to bother with any interfacing if you want that look...


Maxine

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Jitka
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2006 09:08:58 AM »

I probably will only put one extra layer of fabric into the bill. From what my man was talking about and describing it, it seems like the blue one is the one. He said the bill was soft...unlike baseball cap's.
So, after the holidays, I'll start working on it again.
Enjoy the turkey, everybody  Cheesy
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