The Art of Hat Making

More custom Derby hats for 2019…

A few more custom hats that I’ve been finishing up in the studio as Derby Day gets closer!

This one is being paired with a gorgeous leopard and rose dress.

This one with white plumage is being paired with the prettiest lavender dress.

Oh this old thing? Skirting the edge of being ridiculously big, it’s somehow also practical. Take the trim off after the Derby and you have 9″ brim sun hat!

If you weren’t able to get a custom hat made, no worries! I am happy to text or email you photos of the hats we currently have in stock that are ready to go. Please check out my previous blog posts, my Facebook page or Instagram page as I’m keeping those updated with current inventory as well. I’m also available to schedule appointments if you would like to come in, fall in love with a hat, then go find your dress!!

Custom Order Love

Just a few of my very favorite custom orders from this season. From the Derby to European weddings to the Madhatters Tea, I have had the privilege of making some gorgeous creations for various Spring events. From gold leather lilies to dramatic bows in the back, it’s too bad I don’t have one of the most incredible jobs in the world! #millinerlife





Available Derby Hats!

We had a great Trunk Show with Jill Courtemanche Millinery and we have filled up our custom orders for April! Derby Season is in full swing! We have some beautiful hats in the studio ready to go – whether you need it for the Derby or the Dallas Madhatter’s Luncheon – we have something for everyone! Take a look at what we have in-house:

Derby Trunk Show!

I am so pleased to have my hat bestie, Jill Courtemanche Millinery, back in Dallas for our annual Kentucky Derby Hat Trunk Show! Jill and I met almost 15 years ago working for Suzanne Millinery in New York City. Now based in L.A., Jill has a perfectionists eye and couturiers skill which she puts to good use on her chapeaus and cocktail hats. If you are headed to the Derby, don’t miss this pop-up!

We are scheduling appointments with Jill on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th but slots of are filling up. Email us at or call 214-942-1966 to reserve your time.

Spring Break

The studio will be closed the week of March 11th for Spring Break.  We will be back in Saturday the 16th from 12-5!

Prepping for Spring at the HOM

My hands are busy sewing up all the new ideas we came up with for spring and derby hats in 2019!  They will be rolling out in the next few weeks and the best way to stay up to date is to follow us on Facebook or Instagram.  That’s where the pictures show up first.  We will be taking custom derby hat orders until April 1st and then switching over to customizing inventory hats only.  Jill Courtemanche  Millinery will be in town for our annual derby trunk show March 29th and 30th.  If you have any questions about the derby hat process feel free to call us at 214-942-1966 or email  I am happy to share what we’ve learned in the past 15 years of dressing people for the big race!  Here’s a peak at what we are working on…

Holiday Hours

The hat shop will be closed until 2019!  Thank you for making this such a wonderful year for hats.   If you need an emergency gift certificate, call us or send an email!  214-942-1966 or

Holidays at the Hat Shop

It is December and we are feeling the colder hat weather and gift giving spirit at the HOM.  Our studio hours this month are Tuesday-Friday 10-2:30 and Saturday’s 12-5.  We are also doing a lot of shipping this month if coming down to Oak Cliff is not in your wheel house right now!  Just send us a message on how we can help. For the most updated inventory on our hats, please check us out on Instagram or Facebook.

If you are in the market to give a hat as a present I always recommend an HOM gift certificate where your giftee can trade their little hat in for a big hat.  We are selling these for $235 for a rabbit fur felt hat and are shipping them for free as well.

The wool berets with coordinating fur pom poms have also been popular.  These are $65 and we can send you a picture of our updated inventory to choose from.

We also have leather berets this year that are a steal at $125 and have that touch of luxe.

In addition to these, we are fully stocked in men’s and women’s felt fedoras.  Come on in and try them on!

October Hours!

The studio is open Tuesday-Friday 10-2:45 and Saturday’s 12-5 or by appointment in October.  We will be closed Friday October 11th for State Fair Day!  The studio is on the second floor above the restaurant Bolsa, come on by!

Studio Hours

The hat shop will be closed October 4th-October 8th while we attend a conference.  You can email with any questions!