Are you thinking about your racewear headpieces? Did you know that I can create you a custom headpiece or hat for you in my Melbourne studio? I have put together some frequently asked questions about getting a custom made piece created, I hope this is helpful and if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to send me a message.
What does it mean to get a custom made headpiece or hat?
A custom made hat or headpiece is when you would like a pieces made that is not already on my website and I can make it for you. We can mix and match shapes, trims and colours.
You might like a style, such as the Penelope Button Beret in Straw with Silk Poppy Flowers in Orange, but you would like a different colour as your outfit is red so would like the base and center of the flowers to be red to match.
Or you are after something completely unique that I design just for you inspired by your outfit!
Make an appointment to chat about a custom made piece.
How does it work?
The best way to start a custom order is to make a time to come into the studio or chat online. The first things I will ask you are
- When is the race day?
- Is there a theme to the race day?
- What are you planning to wear? Including a link to the outfit or a photo is really helpful.
- What colours do you enjoy wearing?
- Which style on the laurenjritchie.com website has caught your eye
From there, if you are in the studio we will try some pieces on to find out which shapes you like wearing. We will explore my material collection to see what materials I have that match your outfit and will make a lovely piece in the style you like.
Lauren in the studio
What do I need to do?
Make a time to chat to me, find a time here. If the design is simple such as a different colour it could be done over email, but can be so much nicer to have a quick chat.
Once we have a time send me some details about your outfit so I can put together some suggestions and materials and then we can go from there.
How long does it take?
The timeline does depend on the complexity of the design. If I already have the materials on hand this does also make the timeline a bit shorter. It is best to leave at least 2 weeks for a custom design.
How much does it cost?
The prices of my other collections give you an idea of the cost of a piece. If it is the same style just in a different colours, say the Ash headband with knotted trim but in blue, the price would be the same. I will confirm the cost with you when you order and outline any additional costs.
What about a deposit?
You may be asked to pay a deposit for the order, this covers the initial consultation and sourcing of materials. You can choose to pay the whole amount up front, this is up to you. Just let me know your preference. Pieces will not be delivered until it is paid in full.
How do I get started?
Get in contact with me, I would love to hear from you and I can answer any of your questions about a custom made hat or headpieces for a race day or another occasion. I would love to make you a piece!