Black, large sinamay teardrop hat, with grey-tone sinamay lilies and black goose biot feathers.
Think of the statement you’ll make on race day with this large hatinator! I have designed this hat so that each individual element works together, to build the drama in the piece. The large asymmetric teardrop shape of the black sinamay, teams with the architectural style of the contrasting lilies; which themselves, are punctuated by the weaving black feathers, which act as their stamens.
As with all my occasion hats, I make this statement piece by hand, using traditional millinery techniques. This particular hat has been hand-blocked and almost entirely hand sewn, apart from a small amount of machine stitching to the petersham ribbon edging.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width (at widest point): approximately 38cm (15 inches)
- Length: approximately 45cm (18 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 130cm (51 inches)
How to Wear this Hat
I have designed this hat to be worn to the right of the right of the head.
I have mounted the hat on a black ribbon covered headband, which will hold the piece firmly in place.
Where to Wear this Hat
As I mentioned, this hat is perfect for making a statement at any race day. However, it’s almost certainly too big to recommend for a wedding…you wouldn’t want to upstage the bride now!
I will send your piece in an ivory hat box, which I carefully pack with acid free tissue paper, and finish with a pink satin ribbon. Storing your hat in this tissue-filled box will keep it in tip top condition for many years to come.
Although I don’t offer gift wrap for these designs, I can add a gift message card if you are gifting from a distance.
Please do complete your message in the box above, especially if you’d like it to be delivered direct to the lucky lass. Don’t forget to say who it is a gift for…and importantly, who it is from!
Looking For Something a Little Different?
I created this large black sinamay hat, with lilies and feathers, as a one-of-a-kind piece. However, it would be great fun to use the design as inspiration for a bespoke order. If you would like to discuss the option of working together to create a unique piece, just for you, then please do drop me a message, and I will get back to you.
Visit my blog to find out more about the centuries-old techniques I use to create my one-of-a-kind pieces.
In my Hat Works Museum post, you’ll get an insight into how I mould the raw materials for this hat. In particular, you’ll discover the importance of wooden forms to the hat-making process, and get a glimpse of the sheer variety available!
Show me how You wear Yours!
I LOVE seeing photos from my customers showing how they have styled their hats for the big occasion!