Sharon Panozzo
  • Female
  • Peotone, IL
  • United States

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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."
6 hours ago
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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…
6 hours ago
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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…
Paula Singleton left a comment for Sharon Panozzo
"Thank you for the kind message about my hats, Sharon!"
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Antique Gold Color Fascinator Hat

This hat fascinator is made from a vintage woven straw hood body. The hood was steamed over a wooden block, wired, and accented with hand made crin and straw accents.The unusual head hugging shape can be worn on either side of the head.The colors…
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May 13
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Pink Straw Tam Fascinator Hat

This pink 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 hand made ribbon open rose. The ribbon is a soft metallic in pattern and…
May 11
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May 4
Sharon Panozzo replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion Fascinator Side?
"I like to make the fascinators so they can be worn on either side and still look quite good.  However, when I can not do that, I favor it being worn to the right side. I find it easier for me to design with the decorations heavier on the left…"
Apr 30
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Aqua & Peach Straw Hat- Mushroom Brim Cloche Style

A beautiful modern mushroom cloche in an aqua straw. This hat was hand made using a vintage straw cartwheel.The crown band is made from a variegated organza fabric in shades of aqua and peach gathered into a wide ruffle which covers both the brim…
Apr 28
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Brown Woven Straw Cloche Hat with Ribbon Work

This cloche is hand blocked from a very high quality vintage woven straw hood. The cloche is in a brown color.It is a very open weave and your hair color will show through the crown.The hat was blocked so it has a classic cloche profile.It is…
Apr 23
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Apr 17
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Reproduction 1800s Victorian Bonnet Hat

This Beautiful reproduction of an 1800s bonnet is all hand formed and hand sewn. The colors are black, green, pale peach, and darker peach.The bonnet is made from hand sewn vintage straw braid and the brim has been wired and is covered in a striped…
Apr 15
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Red Straw & Stripes Picture Sun Hat

This pretty red straw sun hat is perfect for the Kentucky Derby, a wedding, church or nice Spring/Summer outing. The shape and style is typical of a picture hat.It was hand blocked from a vintage straw cartwheel. The under brim and crown were then…
Apr 11

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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