Victorian smoking cap

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Victorian smoking cap

New postby Magot on Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:09 pm

My SIL has a passion for Sherlock Holmes and Burlesque - anything that involves you being dressed as a chap al la PG Wodehouse. Seems to me the thing that every gentleman needs to complete his attair is a smoking cap and jacket - I don't have the time or energy to make the jacket but here is the hat!

Initially raiding the stash produced a black fabric with gold tracery - I highlighted the leaf design with gold metallic thread and fused interfacing to the back of the fabric to help the structure
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Following this the assembly of the hat (which is basically a pill box shape and lining with a gold brocade)
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Here modelled by the bust of my Grandfather
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and finally completed with some gold braid and a tassel
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Re: Victorian smoking cap

New postby lendube on Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:38 pm

Jan, that is awesome! Both the hat and your grandfather are very impressive. Your sil will be honored and thrilled.
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Re: Victorian smoking cap

New postby kaitlinnegan on Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:04 pm

Very classy, Jan! Did you use a pattern or tutorial, or make it up yourself?
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Re: Victorian smoking cap

New postby MartySews2 on Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:25 pm

Great job, Jan. Like the bust of your grandfather. He looks good as a model for your hat. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Victorian smoking cap

New postby sewingmom on Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:53 pm

Jan I like that hat. Great work.
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Re: Victorian smoking cap

New postby pucktricks on Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:17 pm

Great hat, Sherlock would be proud.
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Re: Victorian smoking cap

New postby bridesmom on Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:28 pm

Great work! Love the added embelishment on the gold leaves!!
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Re: Victorian smoking cap

New postby Magot on Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:46 am

Grandad has been in the family a long time ( naturally) I made him when I was 15 - he is a coil pot.

I just measured Basil's head ( 24") and checked out the shape and design of other caps like so - http://www.specialistauctions.com/aucti ... id=1178730

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Re: Victorian smoking cap

New postby DorothyL on Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:24 am

Well, I'm sure your young fellow will be pleased with that! He will look so very Victorian in it. It will go so well with his pipe and he can tell his friends "My crazy mother-in-law made it." That's what my son-in-law tells his friends about his pin-up-girl-shirts.
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Re: Victorian smoking cap

New postby LadySlopokes on Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:32 am

Very classy and elegant! A job extremely well done, Jan! Way To Go! :applause:

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