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Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Flat-Crowned Hat Experiment and New Fabric

I have wanted to try out Madame Berg's flat-crowned hat tutorial for awhile now, so I made a few changes and stitched together my own version!
Measuring out the crown! After I stitched the crown to the brim! :) I didn't soak the crown to reshape it because my placemats were a synthetic. I made it so it would be slightly higher where the back of my head is and taper down towards the front of the hat.

The finished product! I made it to match my sack gown. :)

The ribbon rosette. :)

A closeup of the antique button.

And now, the fabrics I have for my two upcoming projects! The one above is for an 18th century-inspired dress for graduation. (48 days!)

I found this fabric (the one below) at Wal-Mart and it reminded me of a certain gown... anybody want to guess which one? :) It's going to be a round gown for a Williamsburg trip. :)

Ball pictures will come in the next post! :)


  1. Ooo, thanks for the link to the tutorial! Flat crowned hats can be so expensive online, and then you still have to trim them to match your gown. x.x Where did you find the round placemat?

  2. i found mine at wal mart for $2 each and i used two- one for the brim and one for the crown... chose not to use two for the brim cause i thought it was stable enough. i know what you mean though! in williamsburg fully decorated hats like this are well over $30... I think this whole project cost me about six dollars! ^_^

  3. Where did you find that top layer of fabric in your picture? It's Felicity's dress!

  4. it is! it's her gown, i just put it there for comparison to the fabric i bought. i wanted to find something a litte more similar but that was the best i could do. :/

  5. I love this hat - it's so cute :O) Followed you - think your blog is wonderful
    A xxx