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ANY outfit looks good with a mini topper, whether you’re a Steampunk Adventurer, Mad Hatter, Victorian Bride, Gothic Goddess, Burlesque Dancer, Rockabilly Chick or you’re simply looking for something to top off that extra special party, race day or wedding outfit.
This design is called 'Timeless Classic'. One of my decoupage range of hats, covered in layers of antique French paper, varnished for protection against the element. Trimmed with black satin fabric and bias binding to the brim and black trimming lace to the crown. Delicately decorated with a hand curled ostrich feather and brass feather charm, vintage real mother of pearl buttons, lace, veil netting and finished with a brass buttons and charms and two hand painted black clock hands.
PLEASE NOTE: the box handbag/purse is not included in this listing, but can be purchased for an additional $49/£33.
MY HAT MEASUREMENTS AND SIZES
Mini measures 4” high by 6.5” x 7” wide at the brim base.
All my hat designs can be made in larger and smaller sizes, please just send me a convo to discuss your preferences.
HOW TO WEAR YOUR HAT
The hat brim is slightly curved, for that perfect ‘jaunty angle’ when worn. Just look at my profile picture as an example, although you can of course wear it to the left or right, slightly further forward/back to suit you.
My hats are made just like a full sized top hat, meaning the crown is ‘open’ and will cup your head. Apparently, some makers hats have a flat ‘closed’ brim, so they wobble about when they’re being worn… hmmmm, not a good look.
My hats come with three hidden loops beneath the brim, giving you the option to wear a hat elastic (provided), headband, comb, pins or clips, or any combination to suit. Some people find hat elastics uncomfortable, feeling pressure on the forehead, but with my loop system, you can choose the most comfortable and secure fit for you!
The hat elastic provided is worn BEHIND the head, which you can hide under your hair, although kids often prefer to wear it under the chin. If you have fine or short hair, you might like to wear an extra grip in the back loop for added security. Some customers also like to wear a couple of bobby pins to the sides if they have ‘slippy’ hair.
Obviously, the larger or more heavily trimmed the hat is, the more ‘fixings’ you might like to use to keep it in place. If you're new to miniature hat wearing, or purchasing for a child, I tend to recommend my 3” micro top hats as a great introduction to wearing mini hats as they're so light and compact!
MY GUARANTEE TO YOU
All my top hats are lovingly handmade, from start to finish by me, from cutting out the individual pattern pieces by hand, right through to the final decoration.
Based on authentic ‘flat pattern’ techniques, I’ve developed to my own construction process, using genuine milliners buckram (you won’t find any cardboard in my hats!!), then fully lined inside the crown. I use a fabulous range of stunning fabrics to cover my hats, steam pressed carefully into place, to prevent any unsightly ridges, creases, wrinkles or bulk.
To decorate my hats, I use a carefully selected mix of quality, vintage and up-cycled ribbons, charms, feathers and trimmings.
As a genuine craftswoman and artisan, all my items are lovingly handmade, so no two hats will ever be exactly the same, ensuring you receive a unique piece of art!
Custom request are gladly welcomed! I love nothing more than the challenge to work to a theme, match a colour scheme or bring your ideas to life! Please simply send me a convo, so we can brainstorm together!
I can also offer detachable birdcage veiling in a variety of colours, for the added price of $25. Please convo me first, so I can add this to your order.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND SHIPPING
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Express shipping is always available. If you can’t see your region/country in the shipping options, please contact me for a quote.
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