We can help with that. We offer a swatching service, available here through our Etsy store.
This service is especially helpful for customers who can't make it to our studio to see materials in person, but customers who come to the studio often go home with swatches as well. We have hundreds and hundreds of bolts of vintage veiling and ribbon, boxes and boxes of fabrics and feathers, and dozens of felts and straws to choose from. The swatching service allows you to have a bit of all this magic in hand as you think over your options.
Just give us an idea of the kind of hat you're going for and the colors you have in mind, and we'll send you a packet of swatches of hat materials to choose from (felt, ribbon, fabric, veiling, etc. etc.). Choose which ones you like best and use them to color match against the fabric of a special outfit, your wedding colors, or even your whole wardrobe. We're also happy to provide recommendations.
Here are just a few of the many customers who have used our swatches to help them choose.
The service costs $20, but that amount is credited toward your hat order if/when you place one, so if you buy a hat the swatch service ends up being free.
Any questions? Just let us know.