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Custom ladies hats for the Kentucky Derby. About 25% of the ladies hats that I do are custom. Many Kentucky Derby clients will request this as they want that unique look for Derby Day. A custom hat can range anywhere from changing out the trim (flower or feather) on one of the existing hats on the website to designing an entirely new hat. Often times, the client will email or actually mail their dress to me. I will then design two or three different versions of the hat or fascinator. I will email them the photos. Depending on the direction that the custom design is going, a decision will be made and the hat/fascinator done.
As you can see, there is so much that can be done to pull the dress together with the hat. I have designed hats around jewelry, shoes, almost anything.
The good thing about my hats is that everything is sewn on by hand. Often times, I will take the existing trim off and sew on new flowers or feathers, creating an entirely different look. Buying a hat is an investment, so I like to give my clients many options for later use.
February is Custom Hat month. Customization fees are $50/hour but this month the fee is waived.