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Granado Esparda Musketeer Hat

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I've been planning on making the female Musketeer costume for a while now. It took a long time to start making it because I had a hard time finding patterns close to what the reference pictures looked like. One of the hardest ones to find was the hat. It's not seen a lot, and I couldn't find very many pictures of the hat that were clear or large enough for me to figure out what type of hat it is. I finally gave up and decided to make a hat that looked the way I thought would fit with the costume and I would like to wear.
After searching, I decided to make the hat out of the Women's Elizabethan Arched Brim Tall Hat from Patterns of Time. I did not make it exactly how the instructions said to make it, mostly because I couldn't find the right supplies to make the hat. I decided to make the hat out of heavy weight fusible interfacing because, like I said before, I couldn't or didn't know where to find the right hat making supplies needed to make the hat the way the instructions called for.
The rest of the hat is made exactly as the instructions said to make it. (Sans the suggested fabric) The hat is made out of green broadcloth, the trim is dark green velvet, and the gold piping and trim was found at the craft store. The feathers were found at the craft store and are held together with a black satin ribbon I sewed around the bunched up feathers. The button on the feathers was found at a craft store and is also sewn on, but the whole entire feather/buttons group is detachable and is held onto the hat with two sew-on snaps. (I may add more if I have trouble with the feathers flopping around while I wear the hat, but at this time the feathers don't flop so I won't add any more onto the hat.)

I've learned so much from making this hat and what can and cannot go wrong while making it. I'd like to make another hat exactly like this one using heavy weight fusible interfacing in the future, but one of the things I will add is a wire cage as a base for the hat to add stability. I didn't do it to this one, and after my dog decided the hat would be a great pillow and crushed it with his head, I realized the hat isn't as strong as I thought it was. (That's why the hat has wrinkles all over it.)

Photos of the Hat as a Work-In-Progress: [link]
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
10084x4608px 15.44 MB
Make
SONY
Model
DSC-HX9V
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Feb 17, 2013, 1:37:24 PM
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BlackWater627's avatar
Wow...that's pretty awesome. I passed on making my own costume hats because it seemed like too much work, so I can't imagine all the effort put into this.
EssieofWho's avatar
Thanks! It was a lot of hard work. My sewing machine broke before I began to work on this hat so I ended up sewing everything by hand. I really don't recommend hand sewing at hat. :D
TimelordWitch10's avatar
Cool! Lovin' the feather!
EssieofWho's avatar
Aww!!! Thank you!!! :D