MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 53 of 101

The Derby Hat Countdown continues featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today we are featuring Hat #53, the “Sedona”, a wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-53Hats-Web.LgThis gorgeous silk Derby hat was inspired for Derby season by Pam Corrigan of Kingsport, Tennessee. Pam wanted an extra wide chapeau for her Derby adventure, full of drama and definitely some bling! As a starting point, she told me that she loved the colors and the ruffled brim layers of my Mykele’s Cinco de Mayo Derby design.

Mykele’s Cinco de Mayo Hat

I got started on Pam’s vision by fashioning a 20-inch hat foundation in black dupioni silk, adding black and red silk organza ruffled layers to the outer brim edge for added drama and dimension.

Blog-SedonaDer176-001H-Web.LgI then took red silk and handcrafted a single large Derby rose, adding clear crystals to the center and black silk organza leaves to frame it.

Blog-SedonaDer176-001C-Web.LgNext I took a deep yellow dupioni silk and fashioned a double bow with yellow satin lining, adding tails and a sash. I then created black silk organza “feathers”, alternating black and red tulle sprays and finally a bit of black hat veiling accent for the rose.

Blog-SedonaDer176-001E-Web.LgFor the added bling, I handstitched red and clear Swarovsky crystals to the braided edge all around the entire brim.

Blog-SedonaDer176-001I-Web.LgThe result? Pure confection. And I am now pleased to present for this year’s Derby the “Sedona” chapeau, ready once again for the Red Carpet at the 141st Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs!

Blog-Sedona-CropThe “Sedona” design can be viewed in all her glory on the Sedona hat webpage that was created to show the hat from many different angles.

And don’t forget to visit our Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year featuring Big Brims, Extra Wide Brims, Flappers/Medium Brims, Fascinators, Cocktail Hats and Cloches.

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat #53 in our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 52 Derby chapeaux and 52 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the horse who came in third to Giacomo in the 2005 Derby but finished first in dramatic fashion in both the Preakness and the Belmont.

The answer can be found at the following link – Derby Hats.

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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