Derby Season in the Air

I love Derby season! You know that in the past I wrote about the hat show that I participated in, and I’ve been making hats on and off, but this hat is special.
I love, love, love the dress that my customer chose! I love the color even more! Imagine my surprise, when I found my favorite flower ( ranunculus) in the same color. I am glad that the customer agreed on the design, because I think the hat plus the dress will be a stunning combination.

So, I began with the design:

And then, the magic happened…
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Sometimes, when you work on a project like that, you start with a basic design, but then, you see the materials and you just know there is something you have to add/remove. For example this hat originally was supposed to have netting. However, once the customer and I saw it with the netting, we decided it would look better without it. Then I got the idea for the beige feathers. They were not in the original design, but I think they totally completed the idea. In other words I love that hat. I hope it will arrive safely and the customer would love it at least as much as I do.
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I am extremely excited to work on other hat designs at the moment too. In fact, hats have been on my schedule for quite some weeks now. So, if you are thinking of ordering yours at my Etsy Store, you better do it ASAP, because I have a waiting list for the next month and a half.