Image – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Nx0igPai4
A top hat is a tall, flat-crowned, rimmed hat. It was predominantly worn by men in the latter part of the 18th to the middle of the 20th century. It is usually worn with a morning dress or white tie, in dressage, as servants’ or doormen’s livery or a fashion statement. It is usually associated with the upper class and it was particularly used as a symbol of capitalism. In later years, many people rarely wear top hats, except for society events in the UK – or fancy dress/period costume events. These hats are also associated with stage magic.
Mini top hats, on the other hand, are typically less formal and more ornate and are typically part of a female attire. They can also be worn as a form of accessory for a gala or theatrical events.
Here is a tutorial by ThreadBanger that will teach you how to make a mini top hat.
Tools and Materials Needed:
1. Top Hat Template
8. Sewing Machine and Sewing Materials
9. Clothing Iron
10 Hot Glue Gun
1. You might get a bit confused when you watch the tutorial. If you want to be familiar with the steps, you can pause the ones that you need to focus on. Try to start with cheaper materials if you’re doing this for the first time so that you can transition to higher quality material once you get the hang of it.
2. Add more character to your mini top hats by choosing interesting prints for your fabrics. Try lining your hat with a lace ribbon. If you want to make one for a costume, you can add more accents that will work with the look that you’re going for. For example, if you want to wear a doll costume for Halloween, glue or sew in small toys on your hat.
Ok, here’s the video: