The rise of the fashionable baseball cap has been in the making for a while now. Embraced by fashion bloggers and models off duty, this major accessory is bold, sporty and even a little androgynous. With incarnations like the all-leather look, studded and spiked or even bejeweled, this trend should be here to stay at least until spring! Major designer collaborations have been happening with New Era, such as Kenzo and now Jeremy Scott.
I chose my inspiration from the amazing caps from the Jeremy Scott x New Era collection. They were shown during the Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2013 Runway show and I loved the combination of the urban, edgy feel and the baroque style filigrees. Below I’ll show you how I made my own:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- A blank fitted or snapback cap
- Iron-on appliques
- An iron
- Scrap piece of fabric (not shown)
[ PLACEMENT ] – The gold filigree appliques that I purchased came in pairs (there are left and right facing ones) and they should have some iron-on glue on the backs of them. Carefully choose the placement of each of your appliques.
[ COVER ] – Once you choose a spot for an applique, hold it in place and then cover it with a small piece of fabric. This will prevent any excess iron-on glue from damaging your iron!
[ IRON ] – Now have your iron set to medium-high and press your applique into place! I was holding my iron on for about 30 seconds and then I would remove it to see which parts did not properly melt into place. I would then repress those spots.
[ REPEAT ] – Repeat the process, covering your hat in whatever pattern you want! For ironing on the actual hat, you can use an ironing accessory called a tailor’s ham to support the inside of the hat. If you don’t have one, you can do as I did and stuff your hat with a pillow as you iron the curvy bits :)
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by Sylvia of lipglossandblack
Images by Syl and Sam, Jeremy Scott x New Era Hat Photo from Oystermag.com