My “Derday” was a success! Well, at least my hat was (I did not end the day any richer). In anticipation for a rainy day, I decided to scratch the idea I had using tissue paper for my derby hat. I figured rain and tissue paper would not mix well. So, I decided to go with a gigantic fabric bow on my hat instead.
We really lucked out (weather-wise). I was expecting a cold and rainy day, but it ended up being a beautiful, sunny day! My hat doubled as a sun hat – score! It was a perfect birthday, even though I did not win any money. I was surprised how many people had May 4th birthdays. There were 3 of us on my train to the race track and one guy who sat in front of me at the racetrack all with the same birthday. Here’s to May 4th babies! :)
I bought my hat from Forver 21. I put painters tape around the brim of my hat to create stripes and painted the stripes yellow. I then took some yellow ribbon and glued it around the top of my hat. To make my hat more dramatic, I decided to add a obnoxiously large fabric bow to the side of it. Thinking next year I will have to create something more comical and less “cute”. Let the ideas start coming…