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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Cute, Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Casual, Mod, Classic, Funky
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What materials did you use? A light weight reversable woven blend, super stiff interfacing.

Screaming Mimi on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I completed it...LOL...it was a challenge, and it would have been much easier to abandon the project altogether.

Screaming Mimi on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use a fabric that has some body. The super stiff interfacing I needed to use with this light weight fabric was very challenging to work with in the crown.

Screaming Mimi on craftsy.com

This is really beautiful the way you did it.

09/03/2012 Flag

Thanks, Maggie...I found that fabric in the remnant bin, and waited for it to tell me what to do with it. I couldn't decide which side to use, So I used both. I think I'll try another with the fusible fleece...that's a good idea.

09/03/2012 Flag

I am about to make a hat for a special Halloween costume and I am worrying it will be difficult. Did you use buckram for the really stiff interfacing? I love hats, and this one is gorgeous!

09/08/2012 Flag

I did not use buckram. I used a super stiff craft interfacing. If I were to do it again, I would used the super stiff in the brim only, and use a medium or stiff (not super stiff) in the crown, and top. As hats go, this one is pretty simple. I suggest hand basting the crown to the brim, and the top to the crown. Also, watch out for the top...it's oval shaped, and I almost put it on sideways. Oh yea, on the lining, I sewed the brim lining to the brim, and the top lining to the crown lining by machine, but sewed the crown lining to the brim lining by hand as my last step.

09/08/2012 Flag

Great job! What pattern did you used?

10/03/2013 Flag