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222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX, 75069

(469) 617-3733

Bay Willow Design is a bespoke millinery shop located in Historic downtown McKinney, Texas.

Events


Open Crown Sinamay Hat
Feb
18
to Feb 19

Open Crown Sinamay Hat

Make your own beautiful brimmed sinamay hat while mastering two very different blocking techniques. The vintage-inspired open crown will be draped and sculpted using a length of bias sinamay and finished with wired and bound edge.

Class fee of $350 includes tuition and all supplies

This class is sold out


Instructor:

Laura Del Villaggio, earned a Certificate in Millinery from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 1999. FIT's unique and prestigious program offered two years of hands-on training that formed a solid base for a millinery career. With 16 years of professional experience, she is considered a "master milliner" and proudly adheres to the highest standards of couture craftsmanship.

 

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1920's Style Flapper Headpiece
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

1920's Style Flapper Headpiece

Make your own fabulous flapper headpiece perfect for that Gatsby party! You will learn how to drape crinoline and sew it to wire to create a headband or veil. You will also learn how to make a crinoline rose, which will be the focal point of the design. The rose and any desired feather trims will be sewn to a sinamay base. 

Class fee of $125 includes tuition and all supplies.

Register online: https://www.millistarr.com/collections/millinery-classes/products/1920s-style-flapper-headpiece-class

Instructor:

Laura Del Villaggio, earned a Certificate in Millinery from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 1999. FIT's unique and prestigious program offered two years of hands-on training that formed a solid base for a millinery career. With 16 years of professional experience, she is considered a "master milliner" and proudly adheres to the highest standards of couture craftsmanship.

 

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Fur Felt Fedora Workshop
Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

Fur Felt Fedora Workshop

Men's Style Fur Felt Fedora
Sunday, November 12th
11 am - 6 pm

You will learn how to block a traditional men's style fedora, working with a heavy weight fur felt and using traditional millinery blocking techniques. The technique allows you to hand sculpt a variety of crown more creative and free-form. The heavier weight felt makes a gorgeous flat brim no wire needed.

Class fee of $250 includes tuition and supplies. Registration & Details.


Instructor:

Laura Del Villaggio, 
earned a Certificate in Millinery from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 1999. FIT's unique and prestigious program offered two years of hands-on training that formed a solid base for a millinery career. With 16 years of professional experience, she is considered a "master milliner" and proudly adheres to the highest standards of couture craftsmanship.

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Draped Fur Felt Cloche
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Draped Fur Felt Cloche

Students will learn how to block a free-form cloche hat using a fur felt hood (hat body) and a balsa utility block. You will use steam to soften the felt and your fingers to manipulate it into pleats and folds that are pinned into place until dry. The technique allows for a wide range of design possibilities, but is especially suited for 1920's style flapper hats.

This class is sold out

Instructor:

Laura Del Villaggio, 
earned a Certificate in Millinery from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 1999. FIT's unique and prestigious program offered two years of hands-on training that formed a solid base for a millinery career. With 16 years of professional experience, she is considered a "master milliner" and proudly adheres to the highest standards of couture craftsmanship.

 

 

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Second Saturday
Oct
14
to Nov 11

Second Saturday

  • Historic Downtown McKinney (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Community and beyond will enjoy an evening of art, music, food and spirits every Second Saturday in Historic Downtown McKinney.

Guests can explore local art galleries, listen to great local and regional musicians, and taste some of the area's best eateries.

Many businesses in Historic Downtown McKinney will keep their doors open until to 8 p.m. every Second Saturday.

https://www.facebook.com/McKinney2ndSaturday

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Oktoberfest
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Oktoberfest

Dust off your lederhosen and tune up your yodel for this year’s Oktoberfest. McKinney Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and much more

The “beer garden” covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney's Historic Downtown square so you can enjoy all downtown McKinney has to offer with a German beer in one hand and a bratwurst in the other. McKinney Main Street, supporting sponsors and the shops in Historic Downtown McKinney will host nonstop activities in the heart of our great city. 

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Straw Hat Workshop

This is the summer straw version of the sold-out class Laura Del Villaggio taught in February! Students will learn how to shape a parasisal straw hood over a wooden hat block, sew in wire(s) and a grosgrain sweatband, then finish their hats with fabulous trims. Students will choose from Bay Willow Design's wonderful collection of vintage puzzle blocks. Each hat will be truly unique. Class fee of $245 includes tuition and most supplies.

Register at www.squareup.com/store/millistarr

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