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ralts
« on: December 29, 2008 10:12:11 PM »

I've been collecting a lot of vintage material lately and decided to use it for a new fedora design. It took me 2 nights and a lot of scrap fabric to get a shape I was finally happy with but it was worth all the effort. Both are made with vintage wool plaid. The first one has 1 peacock tail feather and 3 chest feathers and the second one has 3 turkey feathers with iridescent tips. I added a furry plush fabric to the inside brim of the houndstooth one to give it a wintery look. I love them both so much!



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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008 11:43:39 PM »

These hats are gorgeous!  Wow, I'm blown away.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 02:12:05 AM »

*swoon!* These are gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008 02:46:23 AM »

These are sweeet! I would love to be able to make something like this. Not that I would wear one but they are really neat. Great work! did you use a pattern or just make it up on your own?
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008 05:11:08 AM »

Niiiiiiiiice.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008 06:17:03 AM »

I LOVE hats! And hats with feathers... well don't get me started. These are awesome. I'm absolutely in awe of anything involving millinery...
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008 07:48:10 AM »

Super duper  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008 10:38:33 AM »

I can't even pick a word to describe how great those are.
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ralts
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008 06:45:24 PM »

Thanks everyone! And yes, the pattern is my own. I usually just start pining shapes of fabric to my head until I get a general idea of a shape, then sew them together, then make modifications from there. These are both version #6!
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008 07:06:14 PM »

Oh my, I love them! They're spiffy.
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