Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My First Hats

No, I'm not a fan of Star Wars, actually, if you want to know the truth, I saw Episode One once at least five years ago and I remember thinking Queen Whats-Her-Name needed to redo her make-up. Anyway, I was asked to make three Imperial Officer hats and I must say they were really fun to sew.

Hat Front

Hat Side (my apologies, this pictures did not turn out well)

Two of the Recipients

I really enjoyed sewing these, I had never made a hat before, at least, not for a person. No, making them has not inspired me to watch Star Wars, though I did check out their costume site. But hey, what I lack in science fiction I make up for in Jane Austen.


Anonymous said...

Looks great, keep up the good work!

Mr. and Mrs. Reilly

Ruth Ann said...

So where did you get those two adorable hat models? Nice work on the hats!

Olivia Howard said...

Wow! You did a really nice job on those hats! (And might I add a really nice job on your blog so far!) What material did you use for the hats? It looks slightly wool-like, did you have to line them?

Inquisitive me,
Olivia~ Miss Howard on S&S

Caroline said...

Hi Olivia!

Yes, I used 100% felted wool and lined them with the same material. Between the two layers of wool there is a piece of heavy-weight interfacing. At one point it was so thick I nearly broke the needle! The lady I made them gave me a pattern to use that she had printed off the internet but I never asked her what site it was from.


Thanks to everyone for the encouragement, I really appriciate it!