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Steampunk Aviator Cap - The Aeronaut by SewDesuNe Steampunk Aviator Cap - The Aeronaut by SewDesuNe
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This is a style of hat that I've been wanting to do for AGES. It started with me doing a fleece version to get my feet wet Steampunk Critter Hats by SewDesuNe
It was inspired by kind of a steampunk Catwoman kind of notion -- I think in an alternate history her headgear would most definitely be an aviator cap with cat ears.

The idea just evolved from there, becoming a suedecloth cap (because while I like leather, I like suede even more, and suedecloth is washable) with minky lining (because minky is amazingly soft), and painted side panels so I could introduce more design elements to the whole deal. I also tried out different colors for variety and fun -- I've always thought steampunk can be loads of different colors if you play it off with the right motifs and design elements. The ears started as a tribute to Catwoman but animal hats are kinda what I do so I ran with it, hence why we've got rabbit ears here.


This one features long rabbit with a wing motif (painted in silver) on each side. The outside is sky blue suede with white minky lining.
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CookiePhantom Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
I love this ;-; it looks so soft!  by the way, where did you get that blue suede?  I've been looking all over for some but it's all in the wrong colors.
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SewDesuNe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I haven't seen it again since I bought it the first time :( It was in the Home Decor section of my local Jo-Ann fabrics several years ago. So far I can only find medium shades of blue, but nothing that light :/
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CookiePhantom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Filmographer
Aww D: yeah I realized this hat was posted a few years ago.  I checked my local Jo-Ann as well and they had a few nice colors but no blue.  Maybe if I buy white and dye it?
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SewDesuNe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hm, you could definitely try dying it! Since it is polyester you'd need to get a polyester dye. There's also another place that sells faux suede called FabricEmpire.com. They have a good deal more colors than Joann's. Nothing I saw was exactly like this one, but some come close!
www.fabricempire.com/passion-s…
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CookiePhantom Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Filmographer
Cool, thanks a lot for the info!  While we're talking about dye, do you know if minky dyes well or does it lose its softness afterward?

I looked at FabricEmpire's other colors and their photo of baby blue makes it look gray, lol.  I sure hope the "cloud" color is more saturated than it shows =P ooh, $1 swatch with free shipping, yes please...
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SewDesuNe Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
I follow :iconnazegoreng: on Patreon and she dyes a lot of her minky. From what I gather it takes the dye rather well and still remains pretty soft. You just have to be sure to use dye that's suitable for polyester :)
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CookiePhantom Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student Filmographer
Whoa those plushies O_O *+watches her*
That's good to know then!  Thanks for answering all my questions! :D
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kimikoizumaki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks like i am going to need to get off my butt and get a job so i can actually buy some of these things you make. They all look so good! i just wish i had that kind of talent...
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whitegrape Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really one now :D
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Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   Artist
Ordering this one now. :P
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SewDesuNe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Thanks so much for your purchase! I hope you like it when it gets to you ♥
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Corvinore Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AAAAAAAA I LOVE THAT COLOUR. ;D; OH JUST THE CUTEST!
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