welcom to the top hat tutorial with Mr. Buns.
Part One of three
Mr Buns: what we will be acomplishing is a top hat, completly from scratch. i'll warn you now this is a long process at first but once you get the hang of it, it gets esier. there will be some math involved but its basic math and i will provide you with all the instrcutions.
DONT LOOK AT ME WITH THAT TON OF VOICE!!!!!
seriously the math isn't that bad....
Mr. Buns: also i'd like to apologize for my spelling. M Grey keeps telling me i have to work on it....
M Grey: it is! but thats not what i came here to tell you, you should probably do this on a weekend when you have lots of free time. it is long and i find it much easier if you can do it all in one siting. that way your not losing pices forgeting your spot in the tutorial or whatever. trust me, this is going to take at least a full day.
Mr. Buns: what are you doing here!!!! GO A WAY!!! this is my tutorial!!! dont come back!!!
M Grey: okay!! okay!! i'll leave you alone just stop banishing that pointy stick at me!!!!..... why is it on fire? AAH okay i'm gone!
Mr. Buns: good. now lest get started shall we?
first before you actually get your material out, we will be making the actual pattern.
all right! we are going to disect the hat. well not really
but your hat is made up of three parts.
now we're going to start with the top.
the one we're doing is going to be round (not ovale). so lets get out our paper or cardbord. and figure out how big you want your top to be. now this is how M. Grey does it, she draws her circle on her paper, then goes to the mirror. plays around with it. sees if she likes it or not then goes back resizes it then goes to the mirror, blah blah blah your get the picture. wake me up when you've found the right size....
right, found it? good.. now wee do a little bite of math! yay! math time. do the math dance! dun nuh nuh nuh duduh!
what we're about to do is make the top of the hat and the the messurments for the side of the hat.
what we want is the circumference of your circle (the lenght of the actaully circle). so M's radiuse of her circle is 9.3 cm so we're going to use that number.
the radius is the length from the center of the circle to the outside. as shown by the picture. now the damiter is the length from one side of the circle to the other going through the middle.
so basicly just times your radiuse by two and you'll have the diamater. this is very important for finding out how long you need your side piece to be. so a trick to finding the the radius is to fold the cirlce into quarters. then mesure one of the langths to the tip.
so if M's radius is 9.3 then her diamater is 18.6 (9.3x 2)
we then times this number by pie. if you dont know pie or dont have a pie button on your caculator it works out be this. (yes its actual mathimatical name is pie...i like pie....)
Cercumfrance= Diamater x 3.1415926535897
now M's comes out to being 58.433623... so we're going to round it out to 58.4cm you dont have to be exact with this.
leave this because we're blowing this popsicle stand and moving on to the brim. this is one of the harder parts.
pin your cirlce on the edge of the paper M uses two pices for this. now trace around the circle. now do you remeber you radius number? well you should.
times that by 26.88%
so if M's was 9.3 she's going to times it by .2688
radius x 26.88% = number.
the final number is how much your going to go into the circle.
blue is the origional circle and gray is the brim.
now we just figure out how wide you want your brim to be! (M,s all ready done that step)
M's a stickler for perfection in her creations. what a bore! so what she does is, she cuts out two brim pices. then cuts one in half and taps the halfs to the frist one makeing something like this.
now we need that magic number we work so hard for! the cerfumfrance! yay!! this means we're almost finished!!
so you have how big you want your hat to be, but how tall? go, figure this out now. go on. why are you still here? want an example? M takes a pice of paper,(wow that girl really loves her paper) goes to the mirror, and play's around with it. once you've found your perfict size come back to see me!!
found it? good. messure how high it is.
now you might have to tap a couple pice's of paper together. the cerfumfrance number is how long its going to be. and the number you just messure, well its how high its going to be. remeber M's? well this is what hers looked like.
Mr. Buns: wow, we're done with this part BUT HOLD ON A SECOND!!! before you go, do not cut out your material!!!! we need to add the seam allowances. that will be in the next part. for now tuck this away in an envalop or a plastic bag.
M Gray: i was going to inist that he do them in this part, but he's tired, i'm tired, and i have to go to the bank.
Mr. Buns: !! THEY DONT CARE IF YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE BANK!!
M Gray: maybe, but i can at least think that some one cares out there.... cause you sure dont!
Mr Buns: of corse i dont. i leave the careing to Master STrange
M Gray: what does STrange have to do with this?
M Gray: what?
Mr. Buns: .....
M Gray: he's behind me isnt he.
Mr. STrange: are'nt i always?
p.s; the name mr. buns came from a ruby gloom charactres. i just really like the name. and the character!!!