Six Hats for Daimler Trucks
Recently I was approached by Daimler trucks to make some cigarette girl hats for their models to wear at an Auto Show last weekend. They decided they wanted them to be black and red, so I gave them some ideas of fabric and style. They quickly responded and I went to work making them.
These little hats suit every woman and are perfect little ‘uniform hats’ that are pleasing to look at and very cute. When women wear these, they can advertise your product and your colors.
Cigarette Girl hats are a popular, cute and fun hat that can really show off a company’s wares. They are a perfect choice for models to wear at Auto shows or any high profile event.
It’s all in the detail. You decide the colors. I’ll design the hats.
Behind the scenes.
Sometimes I like to write a blog showing the work that goes into an order. Although these hats are small, there is still a great deal of work in making them. First of course I design and make all my hats. I do not purchase buckram frames, I design and make them from start to finish. Although I work with the customer, I have been a designer many years and can guide someone with fabrics and trims because I am an expert in fiber arts and color.
Daimler trucks special ordered the jackets from England and sent me a photo so that I could design these hats to match. Before I completed them they sent me a jacket through the mail so that I could match the red color. Reds like all colors have varying shades. I put the jacket on my mannequin along with the hat to show you how their models will look when wearing them.
I suggested black velvet, with red satin crowns and found the perfect red and black braid that I thought would be a perfect complement to the jackets.
They initially ordered five hats but I couldn’t finish them until I received the jacket to match the red, so I made the five frames and added the soft padding and then waited.
Once I knew the red was a perfect match for the satin I chose to cover the crowns, I covered the vamps (walls of the hats) with black velvet.
Next I added the braid.
Then made the crowning ribbons and chose the buttons.
I made all the linings in black satin.
Once the linings were in, I added the final touch, my Teacup Milliner label.
I finished the order a day before the shipping date and was glad I did because I then received an email asking was it possible to make a sixth one. So I got busy.
When my hats are finish, they are individually packed in clear boxes, to keep them free from dust and dirt.
If you would like me to make this style of hat for your next event, please contact me