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  • How to make a Leather or Fabric Top Hat

    December 31, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    Anytime is top hat time, and here are instructions from the über talented Jenn at Instructables on how to make a leather top hat and from Katie at BurdaStyle on how to make a fabric one (part I & part II). Everyone looks more glamorously mysterious in a top hat; like someone who eats caviar and blini for lunch, cavorts in Trevi Fountain at midnight, and breaks into tap dance moves….well, at the drop of a hat! Britex carries many hat-making materials on the 3rd and 4th floors including buckram, hat pin findings, millinery wire, veiling and silk flowers.
    “I just got an invitation through the mails:
    "Your presence requested this evening, it's formal
    A top hat, a white tie and tails"
    Nothing now could take the wind out of my sails
    Because I'm invited to step out this evening
    With top hat, white tie and tails
    I'm puttin' on my top hat
    Tyin' up my white tie
    Brushin' off my tails”

    (By I. Berlin)

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