Monday, March 2, 2015

Make Your Own Derby Hat

The Kentucky Derby is always Louisville’s biggest event, and it’s one of those things you have to prepare for in advance. Go to the Forme Millinery Derby Hat Workshop this year to make your own amazing Derby fashion accessory, and check at least one thing off your to-do list.

The Hat-Making Workshop

Fancy a fascinator? Want a wide-brim, 1940s look? Whatever you want to make, you can learn more about it here. The instructor will tell you how to use horsehair to make your Derby hat. Is there any material that could be more appropriate? You’ll form the shape of your own hat to get a perfect, custom fit. Every part of your hat will be hand-made by you, so you know you’ll be wearing a one-of-a-kind creation. When people ask who made your hat, just say it’s from a hot new designer!

Bring your own needles, pins, thread and scissors. If you want to add ribbons, feathers and other doodads to your hat, bring them along. The workshop is at the Forme Millinery Workshop at 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Suite 122-A. It begins at 10 am and ends at 1 pm. The price is $295 a person, which is less than what you’ll spend on an actual designer Derby hat.

Trendy Town

You’ll be in one of Louisville’s trendiest neighborhoods when you go to the Derby hat workshop. The Clifton community is made up of several smaller neighborhoods, like Kenilworth Heights. There are many old homes here that date back to the 60-year history of the community. Historic Queen Anne and Italianate homes harken back to an earlier era of the city. You’ll also find brand-new, modern condos in the community.

In addition to the many homes, there are lots of businesses, restaurants and boutiques in the Clifton area. The famous Mom’s Music is nearby, not to mention lots of other places worth visiting. Take a look around this popular area of the city, and maybe you’ll even get some great ideas for your new, custom-designed Derby hat.

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