Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DIY: Lolita Fashion Round Headdress

This is a guide to how I made a gothic round headdress. These headdresses vary in name, with some brands calling them a "canotier", but I found round headdress to be the most accurate. It is inspired by Morun x Muuna Stoik and Moi-même-Moitié headdresses.

Thick Felt
Tulle Netting
Lace (Taobao)
Braid or Decorative Trim (CheepTrims)
Handmade Silk Ribbon Flowers or Fabric Flowers
Safety Brooch Pins (Found on Kawaseisakujo)
Hair Clip (Found on Kawaseisakujo)
Hand-sewing needles
Hot Glue

Step 1: Start out by cutting out two circles of felt approximately 3.5" (9cm) in diameter.

Step 2: Next, cut out a piece of tulle netting approximately 10"x8.5" (25cmx22cm). There is no need for perfection here. I just used scrap fabric I had on hand.

Step 3: Hot glue the two felt pieces together to create one thicker felt piece. Be careful to limit your use of glue or it may become difficult to sew. Trim the edges to perfect your circle.

Step 4: Begin sewing on your lace, ruffling it as you go. I doubled the circumference of my circle for the amount of lace minimum I would need. This was approximately 22" (56cm).

Step 5: Next, finish the ends of your lace braid to keep things neat and prevent fraying.

Step 6: Sew the braid trim and tulle to the base, pleating the tulle and arranging as desired.

Step 7: Sew on the hair clip, comb, or desired brooch piece to the back side of the base.

Step 8: Now create some fabric roses, flowers, feathers, bows, or other decorative trims. I added brooch pins to mine so the headdress would be customizable. Feel free to sew on as many as you'd like if you'd prefer a more permanent piece.

Completion: Now attach your decorative pieces and it's ready to wear!

If you have any tips, tricks, or comments about this tutorial please leave a message below. I'd love to hear from you!

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