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« on: November 12, 2011 08:39:11 PM »

I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to post this item because, even tho it's clothing, it's not something most people would wear.  I hope it's OK here.

I created a very fanciful beaded bird to embellish an equally fanciful hat.  Beginning with 2 layers of fabric fused together, I cut out a very long bird shape (about 20" long) & sewed various beads individually over the entire surface.  I learned the hard way that it's not a good idea to try sewing thru the bonding material as it makes the fabric quite stiff.  My fingertips became very sore but I persevered because I wanted the finished piece to be stiff enough to keep it's shape.

After I completed the bird, I made the pattern for the hat.  It took several tries to get the size & shape I wanted.  It's fully lined & the fusible interfacing is the heaviest I could find---doubled.  The scalloped brim is just an added bit of whimsey. 

When I glued the bird on, it circled the crown almost completely.  I left enough gaps in the area under the wing so I can change the hatband as I desire.  A tiny gold earring holds the band fastened in the back.  It isn't really a wearable item but I've sewn a small ring under the front of the brim & it looks quite nice hanging in my bedroom. 







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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011 11:55:42 PM »

What an absolutely stunning bird. I am sorry about your fingertips but the finished work of art must be some reward for your suffering.  It is so lovely it is a pity it can't actually be worn.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011 05:06:06 AM »

What an absolutely stunning bird. I am sorry about your fingertips but the finished work of art must be some reward for your suffering.  It is so lovely it is a pity it can't actually be worn.


Oh, it's completely lined & fully wearable.  I just don't know anyone eccentric enough to want to wear it.  Instead, I like it as a wall decoration.  Thanks for the lovely comments.  I certainly appreciate them. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011 06:14:00 AM »

It's really beautiful - the bird is gorgeous and the color of the hat is just right with it.  You'd be a hit at a British wedding, that's for sure!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011 07:09:16 AM »

(Tongue in cheek) I can easily visualize it.  It would have to be the red hatband paired with a red dress.  Limey green spike heels & a striped red & green handbag.  Would black pearls be too much with it?? 

My British friends have, fortunately, been happily married well over 60 years & aren't planning another wedding.  I've not been invited to their granddaughter's upcoming wedding but, had I been, I'm sure the invitation would be quickly rescinded if they learned about that outfit.  Even the Brits might take exception to the clash of colors. 
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