Friday, July 2, 2010

this is a post about hats

~we interrupt some boring wedding technical stuff with something more decidedly fun~

now you might be thinking, what does a post about hats belong in a wedding blog? well, the answer to that is, i was thinking that it'd be pretty neat to wear a hat to my wedding. not just any hat, mind you, but a fabulous and obviously elegant TOP HAT!


yeah, that was pretty much the reaction i got from the few people with which i have shared this little guilty secret of mine. but no matter, i was determined to at least try a hat to see if this whole experiment was going to work. i dutifully searched my go-to website for weird, and stumbled upon these beauties:

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these hats are beyond cool. i had to have them, but not so much at a 175+ dollar price tag. so next best thing- i decide to make them. i'm sure you know by now that i have learned absolutely nothing from my silk-screening journey and thought i could make a hat that is just as rad as the examples i showed you previously. or shewed you previously. (i'm reading jane austin right now.) but i digress. cue the music of my heart upon finding out there is a hat making class not too much more than a mile away from where i live: hands on 3rd!

so i signed up for that immediately. and insisted that both janel and debbie join me. they not-so-reluctantly agreed and off we went to make hats!

me trying to convey the appropriate angle of super-hat-in-the-making to our awesome teacher.

janel amidst a mess of hat materials.

don't let the smile fool you: i'm secretly pissed at the hat for not conforming to my wishes.

so after three classes and a couple of days afterwards swearing up and down at my hat, i present you with a close-approximation-but-not-quite-top(ish)-of-a-HAT:

i know, i think it's awesome too.

so yeah, i freakin' love it. and while it is not a top hat per se, i'm going with english riding hat. or something like that. it's victorian, all right?!?! and i love it!

more hat pr0n on the way:

and of course, i would be remiss if i didn't include janel's creation as well:

so where does this leave us with the wedding? well, not sure if the hat will make an appearance. i haven't tried it on with the most awesome dress in the world, but it's still a possibility. perhaps if time could conveniently stop or at least grow another week or two between now and the wedding, i could have time to make a second attempt on a bridal top hat. but we will have to see what happens!

1 comment:

nancy {So Happi Together} said...

ack! I really do hope that this makes an appearance at the wedding! it's beyond amazing! Great job!!