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Topic: Quite the Fashionable Hat for a Lost Boy, plus Peter Pan's leafy tunic!  (Read 1749 times)
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« on: December 03, 2007 06:04:48 PM »

Two weekends ago, I played the part of Tootles, one of the lost boys, in Peter Pan. We did it as the fall musical at my school this year, and it was lots and lots of fun.

I realized that I'd need a hat to hide my hair, and I wanted either a Newsies-style cap, or an Irish cap with a brim. I looked at plenty of stores, but they were all too girly - bows, pink plaid, etc. Not for a lost boy! So what would a sensible crafter do? I decided to make one myself.

We had an Irish hat at my house, but it was too small. I used it to get the basic ideas and shapes, but my hat was still basically from scratch because it wasn't very useful for a pattern.. especially since I couldn't cut into it at all.

My first foray into hatmaking, besides a few fleece baby hats last Christmas. What do you think? Was it a success?

(that's my pose for the end of "i won't grow up"... i'm pretty adamant about not growing up. I only JUST turned 18.. it doesn't count yet.)

And I think it works okay in real life, too!

When rehearsals first started for the show, I told the costume crew I'd be happy to help them with any sewing they'd need. Of course, they never needed me until tech week, when we were stuck at school every night until 10. I had to add some fabric and put in a new zipper on Mrs. Darling's dress, make a tail for the Crocodile, do lots of little repairs, and sew what I think (without actually counting.. but it's an educated guess) were about 3 million sparkly leaves on Peter Pan's tunic. I took my spare sewing machine in, and whenever I wasn't needed onstage I'd run up and sew on a few more leaves. I finished about two hours before the curtain opened on opening night.. talk about spastic.
and i think it turned out pretty great!

thanks for all your comments! sorry i've been quiet around here/my blog lately, the show took all of my time. but now i'm back to the sewing world!

- Sam

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007 06:09:45 PM »

Wow! You rock the costume world girl (even though you make a pretty cute boy)!
Great job.

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007 08:10:07 AM »

I love those styles of caps.. The fabric is neat also Smiley


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