Great job !! THe hourglass shape is gorgeous. Thank you so much for the tutorial, it saved me this week because I didn't have my top hat, and it was the important accesorie for a post-apocalyptic costume that I needed yesterday for a party. Thanks to your tutorial I created an other top hat out of tractor's rubber inner tubes. I love it and received congratulations for this hat. So thank you so much for this tutorial and your work ! I will submit a photo of my hat on Deviantart soon and give you credits, of course. I'm very happy to have discovered your beautiful leather work with your website.
i am making a top hat with my partner, getting most of the structure base, based on your tutorial. Thank you so much Tom, for sharing the patterns for this leather top hat, because it has been precious idea, for the taurus shape . I'll share a link here, once we've finished, so you can see, how you inspire and teach others