I was recently commissioned to make a silk chiffon bolero for a Mother-of-the Groom outfit. The fabric matched the dress so perfectly that the hat selected looked a little out of place. By covering the pale dupion crown with the chiffon the hat became part of the outfit, rather than the best option.
Pin a circle of fabric onto the tip (flat part of the crown). This should be on the bias at the Centre front and back
Catch fabric down with a large herringbone stitch to the side of the crown
Take a wide bias strip of cloth with the edge pressed under. Stitch this around the crown covering the previous herringbone stitching.
Stitch covering fabric around bow/ decoration to conceal raw edges
Secure hat band and decoration on top of newly covered crown.
Re-trimmed hat with bolero jacket; made to be together!
Hat trimming from £45.
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