Friday, 15 November 2013

top hat

So I made a top hat.  Not the kind of thing you hear everyday.  It was another prop for my friend's baby photo business (which you can see here if you're interested), but it's the last one for the time being before you fall asleep.

Made from black felt, it was a bit of a feat of engineering.  I didn't even look to see if I could fnd a tutorial as I knew I wouldn't!  The brim is interfaced, as is the crown, but the tubey-bit isn't.  It does seem to stand up OK though.

I called Mr Hefalump into service again.  He didn't mind modelling for me whilst he sorted my pins into colour groups.  I think the hat makes him look more dignified than the bonnets I usually make him model.

I made it to fit my friend's daughter, I took it over to her and it's slightly too large, but that actually makes it even more adorable!

Here's the inside view.  It's not the neatest stitching on earth (I challenge you to make a neatly-stitched top hat!), but it looks fine from the outside.

Job done!


Anonymous said...

It looks lovely :)

p.s. I can't work out how to log out of my work gmail account!

pennydog said...

You do make some unusual things!

JoJo said...

Hey it's better than I could do! It came out great! Love Mr. Heffalump.

Sandra :) said...

Mr. Hefalump looks very dashing in his top hat - he just needs a cane and he'd be one of those stylin handsome gentlemen in the 40's (50's?) movies - he reminds me of CARY GRANT!!! :D

Jane Galley said...

They are going to have some fun with their photos

Anita said...

Hi Wendy,
What a great idea to make a top hat. It's funny making things you wouldn't usually make every day. Great job.
Cheers, Anita.

Celtic Thistle said...

There will be some very smart babies down your way! Great job :)