A fabulous take on a classic style!
This navy parasisal straw fedora style was so much fun to make, and will be loads of fun to wear, too! The brim has a dramatic and attention-grabbing downturn, made all the more eye-catching by the colorful striped band of sinamay straw binding its edge. I used the same striped binding for the hat band and accented the hat with a big colorful spray of hand-cut feathers in shades of coral, fuchsia, beige, and cobalt blue--and some of them have painted blue tiger stripes. Maybe this bit of fancy was inspired by the pink colorway of Sarah Watts' "Tiger Fly" fabric design, or maybe it's a nod to 2022 being the Year of the Tiger. Who can say? :)
This hat will best fit a 23-inch head size. Please do let me know if you have any questions about how to measure your head for a proper fit. I'm very happy to walk you through it!
1-3 business days
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Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
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Yes, I'd be delighted to work with you on the custom hat of your dreams! Give me a sense of what you're looking for and I can provide you with an estimate of turnaround time and cost. Please just ask!
In some cases I can do this and in some cases I can't. Please don't hesitate to ask and we can discuss it!
I'm so glad you asked! Avoid wearing a straw hat in wet weather because it will quickly lose its shape in the rain. You may also find that some dyed straws' colors will run when wet.
Avoid getting fabric trims like silk flowers, ribbon ornaments and veils wet as these can still look droopy even after they dry again.
If a felt hat becomes wet, stuff it loosely with tissue before allowing it to dry. If your felt looks dull or dusty, you can use a bristle brush to brush up the nap again.
To store, stuff your hat loosely with tissue paper to hold its shape, and put it in its hat box away from dust and sunlight. Never hang a hat or keep it on a stand or its shape could become distorted over time.