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Author Topic: Officers Visor Cap/Crusher Cap with Pattern!  (Read 36782 times)
Bo Ek
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« on: August 10, 2010, 12:20:33 am »

A good day to you, fellow Steampunkers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls.

...Well, I dont know if it is the fact that I am a bad lurker on the internet, or that no one
is nice enough to share good patterns, but it is under the universal banner
of Sharing is caring that I today present this (for me) holy Grail;
A complete pattern for an Officers visor cap/Crusher cap.

Its a goddamn shame that many of these historical patterns has fallen into the hands of greedy leeches.
Why cant people be allowed to make what they want without paying shitloads of money?

I strongly belive that in the long run, history will "survive" in a more
hands-on way if common people easily can make prop based on the real thing.

They say that if you want something done...you just wait for someone else to do it, so it fell on me to
take apart this nice cap, but I imagen that you people - if anyone - will appreciate it.
So take this, or give it to someone who sews, and get yourself a proper headgear!
(And make sure to give this pattern to anyone who wants it.)

(The thumbnails should have loaded by now...)

A somewhat crude instruction on the assembly


The Cap


The Top


The Sidepart of the top - You need one for the right and one for the left side


The Front


The Visor


The Lining - I think thats the name for the soft fabric thats inside the cap, closest to your hair...you know... Smiley
Anyway, you need two of these too.


The parts that goes around your head...



Now to the hard fact; The patterns have the seam allowance...with them...on them..?
You see those lines that follow the patterns?
The short one is five centimeters long, and the long one is three inches long.
Use them as a guide if you resize anything.
(The original hatsize is 61 cm.)
What material should you make it in? Anything goes, just remember that too soft fabric makes the top collapse like a pancake.

You cannot sew a basic ragdoll even if your life depended on it?
Maybe you have a wife, husband, mother, sister, brother, friend who does.
BUT! When I have the time, I will make a step by step tutorial on how to assembly this cap, so keep around...

I'm not here everyday, but post any questions you might have and I will try to answer them as soon as possible.
Thanks, cheerings or other outbursts of gratitude is much appreciated...
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 12:30:06 am »

This is much appreciated Mr. Bo Ek!  As I've been thinking about a "potential" first Steampunk costume following the style of the late Count von Zeppelin!

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 12:53:03 am »

Ooh! Thanks so much for sharing! I've wanted one of these for forever but I can never find one that fits Sad But now I can make one myself Cheers!
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010, 01:47:22 am »

*like*

I'm one of those who can't sew to save my life. It's great to know that the pattern's out there.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 03:26:33 am »

You sir, have earned a cookie.

This is without a doubt one of the best things I have seen posted on this forum. Thank you many times over.

How to figure out how to make that peaked section of the cap, above the band, 5" tall...

Again, thank you for posting this
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010, 04:03:41 am »

absolute genius! I'll get on to some nice fabric and get one made as soon as possible! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010, 04:57:26 am »

Excellent!  Now I can move my hat making away from trail and error and focus on producing hats of good quality for myself and the fine folks who might want one.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 05:51:00 am »

Awesome! Thanks so much for this.
I am going to make one... or several out of leather and brass Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 07:22:16 am »

You fool! Do you realise what you've done? Bwah haha ha! At lest the final straw for my dasturdly plan.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2010, 09:33:30 am »

 Cheesy

...I knew you'd like it.
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010, 08:53:20 pm »

You have made a lot of want-to-be Commissars vey happy!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2010, 09:05:59 pm »

Here is a quick shot of inspiration!



Made from the pattern (naturally) in heavy military canvas, with brown skin on the visor.
The canvas was taken from the carryingbag to a sleepingbag from the late 1960's, so it was beautifully worn to start with.
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010, 01:03:11 am »

Those are really impressively made. Could you provide a section sketch of how you sewed the peak in?
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2010, 11:07:43 pm »


Those are really impressively made. Could you provide a section sketch of how you sewed the peak in?


Thank you!
More sketches and a step-by-step will be posted in a near future, so keep an eye on this thread for more information.
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2010, 10:43:05 pm »

Oh My God!!!
He 's alive!
And he has finally got his s&#t together and posted a tutorial on how
to make this effin' cap!

Well, better late than never.

I am sorry if anyone of you have waited for this.
I am a lazy sod sometimes...

And the thumbnails should have loaded by now...
Happy crafting!




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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2010, 01:33:01 pm »

I've re posted this onto the hat making thread. Hope you don't mind.
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2010, 05:43:06 pm »

I've re posted this onto the hat making thread. Hope you don't mind.


Absolutely not! Im glad you like it.
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« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2010, 04:57:44 am »

...This just saved me SO much trouble... I just need to get materials gathered.... Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2010, 12:00:43 pm »

Thank you very much for the tutorial, I will have to have a go and make one Smiley

I would also like to try to adapt your pattern to make one of these :-

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~thinred/Head-dresses/Officers%20Undress%20forage%20etc/Other%20Departments/Other%20Departments%20Pics/REforagecap.jpg

Wish me luck Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2010, 11:36:14 am »

Thank you very much for the tutorial, I will have to have a go and make one Smiley

I would also like to try to adapt your pattern to make one of these :-

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~thinred/Head-dresses/Officers%20Undress%20forage%20etc/Other%20Departments/Other%20Departments%20Pics/REforagecap.jpg

Wish me luck Smiley

Grum




Oh, but thats "just a kepi"... he said, like it was the simplest thing in the world!

If you are not in a great hurry, I can make a tutorial on how to make one of those too.
Anyone else up for that? Gimme a shout if so.
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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2010, 01:35:58 pm »


Oh, but thats "just a kepi"... he said, like it was the simplest thing in the world!

If you are not in a great hurry, I can make a tutorial on how to make one of those too.
Anyone else up for that? Gimme a shout if so.

"SHOUT" Wink

 Yes please if you could make a tutorial for those as well it would be great.

Grum
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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2010, 09:24:59 pm »

Any patterns around for a US Civil War style kepi / bummers cap / foraging cap?

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Bo Ek
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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2010, 08:28:15 pm »


Oh, but thats "just a kepi"... he said, like it was the simplest thing in the world!

If you are not in a great hurry, I can make a tutorial on how to make one of those too.
Anyone else up for that? Gimme a shout if so.

"SHOUT" Wink

 Yes please if you could make a tutorial for those as well it would be great.

Grum



Shout noted.

I have had alot of trouble logging in here the last week, dont know if anyone else have had it, but Im on it.
I'll try to post this project faster than the tutorial for the visor cap...   Grin
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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2010, 05:04:34 pm »

We all had lots of problems last week, for a while the rumour going around was that Brass Goggles was gone! Thank the maker that it hasn't.

Looking forward to seeing your results, I so want to make one for my RDC outfit Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2012, 11:01:00 pm »

Excellent Pattern Sir !  A credit to you.....one thing.....what is the seam allowance? it is mentioned but no measurement quoted in the instructions... In advance Thank You.......
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