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Topic: Mini Jester Hat for Mardi Gras (first post - please be gentle :)  (Read 2421 times)
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« on: February 15, 2010 02:23:48 PM »

I made this to wear for Mardi Gras because I recently went to Arisia con in Boston, where I got TINY HAT FEVER and decided to reallocate large portions of my time to making little hats. Mardi Gras is also my birthday this year, and it seemed like a perfect excuse to wear something silly to work!

Materials used: scraps from Joann - I really didn't look too closely at what the fabric was. The red is a faux suede, and the purple is like sateen, but stiffer and with a matte back. I know it should have been purple and green, but I was feeling poor, and this is what I had on hand Tongue

Process: I sewed the two sides separately using a machine, then turned them right side out like socks and sewed them together. Then I attached them to the barrette with red thread.

Improvements for next time: I was going to put bells on, but the bells I had weighed it down too much. The fabrics weren't quite the same consistency, so the red parts tend to hold their own while the purple parts buckle under a bit.

Below are photo links - thanks for looking, c&c welcome !

Front View

Side View

I sewed (rather clumsily) the whole thing onto a small barrette finding:

Bottom View
« Last Edit: February 15, 2010 09:57:25 PM by MareMare - Reason: to reveal images for new member :) » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010 09:57:42 PM »

Aw, that's very cute!

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