The Derby Hat Countdown continues featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!
Today we are featuring Hat #7, the “Andrea”, a medium size Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com.
I recently created a collection of carriage driving hats for women to wear for their carriage driving competitions. One of my favorite hats in the collection is the “Meg” chapeau.
I also wanted to create this design to reflect a very special member of my family from St. Louis named Andrea. Andrea was born on the Fourth of July and she loves her family, her beautiful gardens and historic Williamsburg.
For the foundation of the hat I began with a navy blue and white dupioni silk base, alternating the blue and the white silks to give the design a feeling of elegance and style.
For the trim centerpiece I created a single large red rose out of alternating layers of red dupioni silk and silk organza, adding a medley of spring and lime green taffeta leaves. To frame the rose, I crafted a double bow out of navy shantung, adding a bit of red hat veiling to make it pop!
For more views of the “Andrea” hat design shown above, please visit the Andrea Der188-001 webpage at maggiemae.com.
Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 7 of our Derby Hat Countdown.
Just 6 Derby chapeaux and 6 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!
Your Derby Trivia Question for today – How many roses make up the “Garland of Roses”, one of the Derby’s grandest traditions?
The answer can be found at the following link – Derby Hats.
‘Til next time, on to the Derby!