MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 33 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #33, the “Sienna”, another brand new wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-33HatsI am a big fan of the Southwest and I love its rich palette of colors that includes sienna brown, golden yellow, red and turquoise. One of my favorite custom hats from several years ago was inspired by this part of the country and is named the “Sedona”.

Blog-SedonaI am also a big fan of Aquamarine, one of the new blue tones being showcased this season by Pantone. Pantone, known world-wide for their color matching system, is closely watched by the fashion industry for their choices of the most popular current colors.

To kick off the new 2015 Derby Hat Collection,  I thought it might be fun to combine my passions for the Southwest and Aquamarine!

I got started by fashioning a 17-inch hat foundation in a blue dupioni silk, adding a sienna brown organza ruffled layer to the outer brim edge for extra drama and dimension.

Blog-SiennaDer203-001C-Web.MedI then took a turquoise/sienna swirl crinkled taffeta and handcrafted a single medium rose curl, adding scrumptious gold, mocha chocolate and turquoise leaves to frame it. For a final touch to the centerpiece, I created three sienna organza “feathers” and added a brassy gold button for the rose.

Blog-SiennaDer203-001E-Web.MedNext, I created a sash out of turquoise/sienna metallic taffeta, laid it around the crown and added a tiny gold button to the back.

Blog-SiennaDer203-001F-Web.MedI am now pleased to present the new “Sienna” chapeau, ready for her Red Carpet debut at the 141st Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs!

Blog-SiennaDer203-001B-Web.MedFor more views of the “Sienna” hat design shown above, please visit the Sienna Der203-001 webpage at

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 33 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 32 Derby chapeaux and 32 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the great Derby winner and eventual Triple Crown champ whose nickname was “Big Red”.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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