This self crushed velvet and silk dupioni tophat was made for my millinery class. It is fit to me, a 21 1/2 inch circumference for the head. I made the pattern, the inside buckram, both cut and shaped, and the sewed the fabric and pieces together. I also added fabric covered buttons for a whimsical accent, which I covered myself.

Lining and bottom of brim:

Top Hat Front Top Hat Inside

Me wearing it with covered button accents:

The buttons in the back are turned to create a more whimsical line than a perfect straight line. And below is more of me modeling my projects.

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Written by zarah

Zarah Raizel Avalon is a young artist exploring a variety of artistic and performance mediums.

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