some people, started sewing it
not knowing what it was
and they'll continue sewing it forever
this is the hat that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends...
Yes, I do apologize for getting "the song that never ends" from Lambchops play-a-long stuck in your head, but this hat really did feel like it would never en, but it did today!
This hat has taken me twice as long (or more) then it took me to make the dress it goes with, but I gotta say, it was well worth it!
When we last left off, I had made the base for the hat and the horns and trimmed away the excess buckram. I later fit it to my model and after some tugging and pulling (the hat form was smaller then her head) I got it to fit her and drew on the shape for the skull cap.
This however, did leave me with a ridge of loose fabric at the top. So I sewed it closed, cut down the excess and then basted that to the skull cap.
The result looked something like this:
Which I then pinned to paper and went over with a spiky tracing wheel and got a paper pattern, which looked like this:
Once that was done, and everything was hemmed and sew down (you didn't think I'd show the finished process yet did you? :D) I had to make the spines that come out of the back of the hat. So I covered some heavy interfacing (felt) with black Lycra and sewed them on.
In the end it looked like this:
Oh yes, the 13th fairy is now 100% done. :)