Continuing on the Steampunk theme, one’s costume really isn’t complete without some kind of head gear, even if it’s just a pair of goggles you fixed up to look the part. I’ve finally finished the girls hats. I couldn’t have done it without them and John. They were regular champs! John created the pattern for Starshine’s Nut-n-Bolt hat. It didn’t come out exactly as planned but I have an idea which I’ll try at a later date. It did, however, come out pretty doggone cute. You’ll remember this first picture from a previous post. We chose not to try using those can lids at this time. Time is ticking away and we’re seriously running out of it.
Work in progress…
Magiba’s hat was another thing entirely. She wanted a hat similar to Sophie Hatter from the movie “Howl’s Moving Castle.” My original plan was to make the same little cherries Sophie has on her hat but it seemed like it would be a little more time consuming. We opted for flowers created with the selvedge edge of some sequin dot fabric and a few metal leaf forms and embellishments. We started with a sturdy mesh skull cap as the base. I covered it with pieces of burlap fabric. I used more glue than was healthy for me or my budget but I think it turned out well.
You can’t really see the lower decoration, which is also the most steampunk decoration on this hat. The metal leaves (there are 3 of them) were scalped from some old jewelry I don’t use anymore and the little charm you can barely see at the bottom was found on sale at Walmart. The fabric was remnants. The brown grosgrain ribbon was something I had leftover from a previous project. The burlap fabric was given to me years ago. I love that I’m finding opportunities to use all these odds and ends to make fabulous things!
Both Magiba and Starshine love their hats, though Starshine is a bit skeptical about how hers will stay on. (I added a couple of metal eyelets large enough for a hairstick to pass through. It won’t be falling off if I have a say in the matter.)
Today I’m working on John’s military Jacket and I’ll post photos of that in tomorrow’s blog post. Thanks for stopping by!