Taa daaah!Halloween top hat is done (after easily three hats worth of unpicking and redoing, and trips to two different craft shops before finding more of the color I started with at WalMart, which admittedly is probably where I found the color initially) well before 1) any of the Halloween parties we've been invited to and 2) before our next trip to the Ren Faire.
More touchups! And I wore it to the Faire1 and to the Cupboard Maker Halloween party. Inordinately pleased with myself as a Maker. 1 So glad to have a costume that warmly kept my head covered -- never been to the Faire in October before. Usually we're there in August on a Hot Faire Day. (Rowan and the Rose have spoiled The Wild Rover for me with this delightful parody.)