Deep blue large brimmed sinamay hat. The low crown allows the hat to sit on the head either flat or at an angle, providing a streamline shape. This hat is trimmed with hand made small flower buds in 2 different blue tones. This detail adds a focal point and yet does not distract from the shape. This hat would be perfect for a wedding or at a horse racing meeting such as Ascot.
Sinamay hat in a deep claret colour with a wide brim and slanted crown. The hat is trimmed with a large delicate dark navy silk flower with long stripped feathers in claret and dark blue coq feathers. Designed to compliment an outfit for a mother of the bride. A hat like this would cost from £160 depending on trimming.
Lovely pink straw hat with button and ribbon trim. The brim is folded to create 2 fan shapes and an upturn. A hat like this could cost from £65.
A fun parisisal straw hat with upturned brim and a slanted crown. It feels like a small top hat and frames the face really well. This hat is trimmed with woven ribbon and a vintage buckle. A hat like this would cost from £65.
A dark blue sinamay saucer hat with strong upright brim. Perfect for a wedding in any season or a race meeting. The trim has accent colours of white and jade to compliment the outfit. The hat is decorated with tiny black gems and a vintage button, which catch the light when the hat moves. The hat is placed on a wide band but could be secured with hat elastic attached to a base or strong clips. This would cost from £100 including a design consultation, drawing and materials.
A custom made saucer hat with lace overlay to match an outfit. Perfect for a wedding or an event such as Ascot. The structure and lace create the impact with a simple swirl of sinamay to decorate. The hat can be secured on a band or using millinery elastic which is hidden under the hair. A hat like this would cost from £85, depending on the trimming used.
This sculptural hat makes a statement from all angles. Jinsen is made from a warp of buntal straw and polyester thread which allows you to twist and sculpt. Buntal straw is made from the Buri palm leaf, which is a very large leaf and it’s structure provides lengths of fine straw. It is formed on a gold synthetic straw base which is wired to create a supportive structure. It is decorated with vintage buttons. The hat is secured on a wide band but would also need clips. Fabulous hat to wear at at race meeting or a wedding.
This little hat style is very popular as it is small but still has a proper hat shape. It suits most people and the headband is a lovely matching feature. The hat shape is made from sinamay and is trimmed with a feather flower and sinamay twirls. Great hat for a wedding. A hat like this would cost approximately £85, depending on the trimming.
This saucer hat is made from a large brim block and small crown block. It is made in a natural coloured sinamay with black dots and it is worn on a slant. The detail is increased through the addition of red sinamay hearts to add a fun aspect.
Great for weddings and the races. Held on by a ivory band but could be made with a metal band. Sometimes at outdoor events such as weddings, extra clips may be needed to secure the alice band.
A hat like this would cost from £150 depending on level of trimming and feathers.
This hat was made for an indoor winter wedding. The saucer is made from 2 neutral/grey tones in sinamay. The trimming is made from 2 black feather flowers with tiny white feathers and 2 burnt pheasant feathers to add height. The saucer is worn on a satin headband in silver. A hat like this would cost from approximately £85.
This hat picks on shades of neutral and cream tones. The trimming is made up if simple swirls with tiny accents of green to match the outfit of my client. The hat includes tiny gold gems to catch the light. A hat like this would cost from £150.
Large informal parisisal straw hat with simple domed crown and wide brim. The edging remains rougher with machine embroidery and hand embroidery. The flower is made from feathers and sinamay with a large green quill feather to add contrast. A hat like this would cost from £120.
This large two toned hat was inspired by allium flowers. The large blue brim has a gentle curve and the short crown in white sets off the flower feature. The white feather flower is adorned with blue knotted biot feathers to mimic the dynamics of a blue allium flower. A large hat like this would start from£150.
Part of a series of hats inspired by allium flowers. This small saucer is designed to be worn on a silver satin headband and has a flower made from sinamay and feather flowers. It is also decorated with 2 green burnt pheasant feathers to add contrast and height. A hat like this would cost from £80 depending on the cost of the trimming.
Large pink sinamay saucer with contrasting lilac underside. The hat has two decorative flowers made from feathers and sinamay. The large pink flower on the upside with 2 large quills in green and a small lilac feather flower underneath the saucer. The flowers are inspired by Allium flowers as is the large saucer shape. A hat of this size would cost approximately £150 depending on the trimmings.
Silver sinamay disc trimmed with pink silk flower, pink coq feathers and twirls of sinamay. The hat is presented on a silver satin headband. A hat like this would cost from £80, depending on the trimming used.
Orange sinamay hat with large upturned brim. It has a jaunty trilby crown and is trimmed with black sinamay swirls and a long stripped coq feather, black and ivory.
This hat would cost £150.
Apple shaped saucer with delicate trim on the outside. Ideal for a summer wedding.
A hat like this would cost from £85.
Giant saucer, hand made on a modified wooden block. Worn on he side of the head with the feature feather flowers underneath the hat shape. Held on with clips, these are attached to a small base under the feather flowers. Looks great from any angle and any colour. This hat was worn in the Royal Enclosure Ascot. A hat like this would cost from £150.
Simple but effective hat made from deep red sinamay with a wide brim and upturned brim. It is simple trimmed with a long quill feather and twists of black sinamay. A hat like this would cost from £150
Giant bows made from sinamay in two colours. Placed on a band to secure to the head. Lots of fun and could be made in any colour combinations. The coq feathers cut to a point add movement and another layer of detail. This type of headpiece would cost from £75.
A small cap shaped hat, it looks lovely on one side of the head and stays in place with a narrow metal head band. It is decorated with sinamay twists and swirls, small feather flowers and a button. Keeping everything in one colour emphasises the shape in the trim. A hat like this would cost from £75.
A large down turned brim with softly curved crown create a dynamic shape. The trim of feather flowers adding texture, and soft white tones make a stylish finish. A hat of this size with feather flowers would cost from £160.
This hat was made using some special sinamay printed with a lovely black and natural coloured pattern. It has a trilby crown and a large gently upturned brim. The trimming is a sinamay band loosely wrapped and flying out at the side. Within this trim are some tiny red hearts on fine wire.
This is a giant black saucer hat with an exaggerated down turned edge. The saucer has a central dimple for the head and under the brim is an explosion of large feather flowers on a small round base. It it attached to the head with clips. The great thing is that the sinamay has a large enough weave to let through the light so the hat is not too dense. The cost for a hat of this size with large feathers would be from £160.
A lovely little oyster saucer hat with dynamic feather flowers in a dusky grey/blue colour with 2 burnt pheasant feathers. It is sitting on a narrow headband which can be hidden under the head and is very secure. This type of hat starts at about £75 including designs.
Here is a lovely hat made for a winter wedding to be worn with a vintage dress and jacket. The hat is made from sinamay, blocked in a saucer shape. I made the shape on a wooden block which I customised for the hat shape. The colour is oyster and is wired around the brim to get a good shape. The outside has a trim made from a combination of feather flowers and crin in black with loops of sinamay. There is a hint of green and tiny diamente to link with the colour of the dress. It is held on with a band which can be hidden under the hair. There is a little trim of oyster sinamay under the main hat to add another layer of detail. A hat like this would cost from £100 depending on the trimming.
This is a classic upturned brim hat and you can see the elegant simple shape looks fab in this deep blue shade, dyed to match my client’s dress. The trim is made with feather flowers, cut feathers, thin strands of sinamay sculpted into loops. Just classy and ready for a wedding or the races. Hats like this with individual dyed fabric and feather flowers start at £150 including designs.
This is a cute black pillbox hat perched on the side of the head and secured using a thin metal band. The decorative trim is a blast of pink created with feather flowers to add drama.
This kind of hat would cost from about £100 due to the cost if the feathers.
Lots of fun with a black hat with a lovely twist of colour to add shape. Sculpting with sinamay is still a great way to add dynamic to a hat. You often see sinamay twists as the total decoration on a hat. A hat of this size and trim would start at £150.
I have taken a picture of a hat from a pinterest page of mine. It is a hat I made a few years ago but seeing it reminded me of the lovely colour tones of soft pink, natural colours and a hint of pewter grey.
I love the soft tones you can get with millinery materials, lovely natural tones every season. Yes I love a bold hat and bright colours but equally like on these hats, it is great to twist, fold and make shapes with sinamay.