Friday, February 8, 2013

Mortem's Tricks or Treats: Topsy Turvy

Two Down! 

Alright, I'll be the first to admit it; I am horrible with following lists systematically...
At least I am completing it, and really, that's all the counts.

So the... uh, "next" thing on my list was to sew the skirt to my blouse-- but my topsy turvy nature decided I rather felt like making the mini top hat (Top hats, Topsy Turvy? Get it? Get it??... ho ho!).


I really would've preferred to have one of those neat felt premade mini top hats, but I didn't have the budget for one (the really awesome well made ones-- not the ones at the local craft store). With a little bit of imagination; some fabric and ribbon; a whole lot of glue and cardboard... resulting in a huge mess on the kitchen table...

I wanted to watch Star Trek while doing it!
I give you top hat the second.
The first one didn't turn out as great, but luckily it is still very much salvageable. It occurred to me while constructing them that I completely forgot to add the lining of felt to the brim-- so they're a little too malleable for my taste, but nevertheless wearable and make really great photo props!


I had a few tattered feathers and some acrylic pearl beads roaming about in my craft bin that made their way happily onto the hat. I love dyed/bleached peacock feathers; there once was a time when I was into millinery; I had such a bountiful craft room, with so many trims and things to pick from... hum.



Bonus:
I'm thoroughly happy today! My mother sent me a skirt she didn't want anymore; I took it in and discovered it was the perfect pair up to my thrifted victorian mourning blouse (which was only 50 cents!). I accessorized with my top hat and a thrifted waist belt. Feelin' gooood.


18 comments:

  1. That is amazing honey! The hat and the outfit look wonderful. Great job!

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    1. Thank you very much =)
      I adore this outfit; it easily became my favorite. I wish there were more occasions for me to wear it

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  2. You look beautiful and you did a great job on the hat! Well done!

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    1. *blush* thank you, that's really sweet of you to say =)

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  3. Argh! I love that mourning top so much! Utterly jealous! The whole outfit looks gorgeous with the top hat!

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    1. Thank you! It's my new favorite top, I felt like I was getting away with robbery when I found it for that price lol; I was so filled with shopper's adrenaline!

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  4. Wow, that hat is amazing! And it has purple accents!! Which leads me to wonder why I don't have any purple peacock feathers, since I seem to have almost every other colour!!! Etsy? :o)

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    1. I actually don't remember where I bought them; my mother sent me a ton of random items she is unearthing in my old room. I only have 3 other of these purple peacock feathers left-- I'd imagine Etsy would have some! It's definitely worth investigating.

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  5. That's so awesome! you are such a genius at making cute things!

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  6. Great top hat!
    I made a few top hats a year ago, and now I feel all inspired to showcase them in a post, thanks :)

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    1. Thanks, though it's definitely just the start of something-- I'm already conjuring ideas for the next, which will hopefully have more detail!
      I can't believe I wasn't watching your blog before, so I fixed that asap! I can't wait to see your own creations!

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  7. Wow, what a pretty hat! Purple and black is such a nice combination :D

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    1. Thank you kindly!

      I absolutely love purple and black-- I hardly deviate from using the two in my clothing and accessories.

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  8. The top hat turned out really well, you have great attention to detail!

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    1. It did turn out better the second time-- hopefully the next ones after that stay up to standards :)
      Thank you, lovely!

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  9. You are simply adorable! ♥
    That hat is amazing! Also, 50 cents for a blouse! You've definitely won the thrifting throne! That's epic!

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    1. Thank you *blush*
      I'll be honest, I was paranoid someone was following me and would attempt to snatch it from my basket lol
      It's not often you'll find deals like that on Victorian finery!

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