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Topic: Stick this on your head and wear it! Pearly, Satin-y Hat thing!  (Read 1968 times)
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« on: June 08, 2009 02:09:05 PM »

For a recent burlesque swap I decided to attempt my first ever head piece thing.
My swap partner said she was a black, red and pearls type gal so I went with it!
I used plastic mesh to make the base, cut and sewed it into shape. I then wrapped the whole thing in black satin-y material, made the mesh 'leaves' and sewed it all together adding a cluster of 'pearls', like little berries, as the finishing touch. There is a clear plastic comb firmly attached underneath and I have to admit to a small amount of swanning about the flat in this to 'test' that it would stay put when it's on  Roll Eyes

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Just finished:

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Unfortunately I've got no piccies of this perched on the old noggin as I had to rush off to send it but I loved it so much I'm now in the process of making myself one! What do you think? Any questions/crits? All welcome  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009 02:14:44 PM »

it looks interesting, i like these headpieces.
where would one wear something like that? i need a reason to make my own ;-)

« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009 03:02:11 PM »

$I think it's cute, adorable and feminine! It definitely looks great!

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009 05:56:08 PM »

that's gorgeous Smiley I'd totally just rock that any day, no special occasions needed Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009 05:59:39 PM »

Ooh! I had never thought of using needlepoint plastic as a base! I've been really coveting little headpieces lately, especially to go with my steampunk wear.

Very cute and you've totally inspired me! Thanks for sharing.  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009 08:35:05 PM »

AARGH, so cute! I've got the perfect outfit done up for a hat like that. I simply must make one.

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2009 06:31:16 AM »

It's great!! You could even make one of these in a different color scheme and attach it to a birdcage veil if you knew someone who was getting married.

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2009 11:09:27 AM »

Hey - thanks for the nice comments!  Grin
I would have loved to add a veil but didn't have time to source the material - definitely an option, think I might try larger on the 'leaves' too, perhaps ones with buttons...oh dear - got me started now...
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2009 12:01:23 PM »

The hat/fascinator looks lovely! I would suggest ebay as a good place to look for the net and other hat making supplies, it is the cheapest place I've found so far for these things. Search for "millinery net".

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