Welcome to the Derby Hat Countdown featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!
Today we are showcasing Hat #89, the “Alexandra”, that is found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com.
Some of my favorite things in life are red and white including candy canes at Christmas, red and white buttons and Valentines. And I love red and white chapeaux!
In the past I have created wide brim Derby hats measuring up to 25 inches. This year I wanted to push the envelope and see if I could create an even larger brim using a red and white color scheme.
I began with a bolt of white dupioni silk and created a hat base that measured approximately 22 inches. I then fashioned a red silk organza ruffle and hand stitched it along the brim edge for added dimension and color. Finally, I created a large rose curl out of red silk organza, surrounded it with a nest of red satin leaves and a silk organza triple bow for the centerpiece.
The final result? An extra wide red and white Derby chapeau that measures 30 inches, end to end. All set to go for the 140th Run for the Roses!
For more views of the Alexandra chapeau shown above, please visit the Alexandra hat webpage.
Please visit our four Derby hat salons in the KY Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com where dozens of new Derby hats are being added throughout the season.
Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 89 of our Derby Hat Countdown.
Only 88 Derby chapeaux to go!