|Sewing the top on.|
|Done! Goofy looking, but done.|
|Soaking to soften up so I can flip it right side out. |
I undid the back seam stitching to make it easier to flip.
|Flipped and drying.|
|Stitching the back up again.|
|Stitching the brim on. The crown goes in between the two brim pieces. |
It's very important not to miss any holes.
|The second pass around gives it a solid stitch line.|
I actually have a couple more inches to stitch, but my thread ran short. So once I finish that I can wet-form the brim, glue it together (or vice verse, I haven't decided which order to go in yet), and stain it. Then I can add embellishments or call it done. I'm legitimately surprised at how quickly this has gone.