The Derby Hat Countdown continues featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!
Today we are featuring Hat #35, the “Alexandra”, that is found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com.
In the past I have created wide brim Derby hats measuring up to 25 inches. For some added drama, 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.
For more views of the Alexandra chapeau shown above, please visit the Alexandra hat webpage.
Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 35 of our Derby Hat Countdown.
Just 34 Derby chapeaux and 34 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!
Your Derby Trivia Question for today – When was the first KY Derby televised nationally?
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‘Til next time, on to the Derby!