Sharon Panozzo
  • Female
  • Peotone, IL
  • United States

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Sharon Panozzo replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion The Many Famous Creases of a Stetson Hat
"For some reason I am not seeing your picture Elaine but I thought I would include this little bit of information.  Not everyone knows that Stetson also made ladies hats. Here is a price sheet from an old magazine for both men's and…"
23 hours ago
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Silver and Teal Modified Bowler Style Hat

This modified bowler style hat was hand blocked from a quality vintage straw hood. It is a beautiful silver color.The brim was covered with a pleated designer fabric in silver and teal. The brim edge is sewn with a silver grosgrain ribbon and the…
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Bronze Brown Woven Straw Cloche Hat

This cloche is hand blocked from a very high quality vintage bronze brown woven straw hood. It is a beautiful woven design and the straw is bright and shiny.Please zoom in to see the incredible detail of the work.The hat was blocked so it has a…
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Jun 15
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Pink and Black Bowler Derby Style Hat

This bowler/derby style hat was handmade from vintage velour felt. The shape is classic and works well for both men and women.This hat is a large size.The colors of the hat are pink and black with the primary color in pink and it trimmed all in…
Jun 13
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Patterned Fur Felt Cloche Hat - Shades of Green and Brown

This cloche hat is made from a wonderful vintage fur felt from Italy. This felt is incredibly soft and has a beautiful overall pattern.The colors in the hat are shades of green and brown.The hat was hand formed so it fits asymmetrically with an…
Jun 10
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Jun 7
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Jun 2
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Rose Pink Straw Hat- Modern Cloche Style

A beautiful modern cloche in a rose pink straw braid. This hat was hand made using vintage straw braid from Italy. The braid was sewn over an open net buckram foundation for structure.The crown band is made from a vintage deep rose pink velvet…
May 31
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Green Strawbraid Cloche - Hand made and hand sewn

This retro style cloche is hand sewn and blocked from classic woven straw braid from Switzerland. The color of the straw braid is a rich green.It has the classic close fitted cloche profile but with a slightly smaller brim. The side of the hat is…
May 30
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Doll or Teddy Bear Black Velvet & Crin Hat - Victorian Style

This is a beautiful Victorian style black velvet, lace, and crin (horsehair) hat for your doll or teddy bear.It has been all hand made and blocked using willow and covered with vintage millinery fabrics. This is a hard based hat because of the…
May 28
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Doll or Teddy Bear Black and White Felt & Crin Hat

This is a charming black and white felt and crin sun hat for your doll or teddy bear.It has been all hand made, blocked, and sewn using vintage millinery felt and pleated crin.It is vintage millinery felt trimmed in vintage Swiss crin and braid…
May 27
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May 25
Sharon Panozzo replied to Silpa Parmar's discussion Split leather
"Personally, I would address this problem with my supplier.  I have worked with leather in a different capacity over the years and only had this problem once before and not this bad."
May 23
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Light Beige and BrownWoven Straw Tam

This light beige and brown colored fascinator cocktail hat is made with a vintage woven straw hood from Switzerland. The straw has a lovely texture to the weave.The accents on the hat include a dark brown hand made crin horsehair rose flanked by…
May 23
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Yellow & White Pillbox Hat

This pretty hat was sewn and blocked from a vintage Italian straw hood.The color is a pretty pure yellow and would be great for the holidays, church, or special event.The accents on the hat include yellow crin (horsehair) rolled roses and distressed…
May 21

Profile Information

I Love Hats Because?
They are an expression of ourselves and our history.
About Me
I have been a hat maker for over 20 years. My passion is costuming and historical hats. I love working with vintage supplies because of the challenge they offer.

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Comment Wall (10 comments)

Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Sharon. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills.

I set this up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Enjoy the Fashion Show in Michigan, Elaine

Vicki L. Cristiani said…

Hi Sharon!


I love that you do Vintage hats; especially love the riding hats, since I am in a Victorian Society.  I love the Civil War, and Victorian period history.  Take care, and keep up the great work!  Vicki L. Cristiani

Vicki L. Cristiani said…


I'm in The Victorian Society of Falls Church, in Falls Church, Virginia. I love to dress up!  Where are you located?    Vicki C.

Sheila Evey said…
Thanks for inviting me Sharon !
Joan Roberts said…
Hi sharon thanks for inviting me it's nice to know Someone wants to be friends with me ha ha. When I have more time I'll write a longer blog, hope it won't be boring, joan
Regina S said…

Sharon, Thanks so much for your response and I love your hats. They are amazing. I espcially like the cowgirl hats.  :-)  Your Etsy shop is nice, too.  Thanks again for answering my question.

Tanita Montgomery said…

Hi Sharon,

I was referring to a clutch handbag. I saw a few community members post photos of sinamay clutches so I assumed that they made them. Not sure if they are just ordered as a plain clutch and then decorated to match the hat. Was just looking for some insight.

Elena Ushakova said…

Thank you Sharon for the compliment of my hat. 

Janet Andoh said…

Thanks for inviting me into this friendship group, Sharon - truly grateful!  I see I am going to have fun here.  My eyes just caught a post about clutch bags, and this is something I am looking to add to my accessories, once my site is up and running.  But for now, I must sort out the shipping before I go anywhere further, lol!

I tested the USPS postage on the site as you had suggested and got the same results as when I had tried it a few months ago; typically when I put in all the details, it came up with some huge shipping price - as much as $80+.  Meanwhile when I took the same package to the post office, I didn't pay more than $25.00 for it.  I really am confused, and don't know what to do.  Thanks for any help that you can offer in this area.  


Paula Singleton said…

Thank you for the kind message about my hats, Sharon!

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