Sharon Panozzo
  • Female
  • Peotone, IL
  • United States

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Sharon Panozzo replied to Jacob's discussion PLEASE HELP: How do i, fashion student create a really huge brimed felt hat ?
"Oh, I though you wanted a 29" or more brim!  You should have no problem with making a felt brim 8" in size.  Sombreros are that size and I have made cowboy hats with that size brim.  You just need to have the right…"
Sharon Panozzo replied to Jacob's discussion PLEASE HELP: How do i, fashion student create a really huge brimed felt hat ?
"First, this is a drawing that is exaggerated so getting those proportions would be very difficult and almost impossible to wear.  The only thing I can suggest it to make a wire frame for the felt to sit on and then sew it down.  Good luck."
Sharon Panozzo replied to Amanda Dawn's discussion Advice on how to say no to friends who want me to "whip" up a hat for free?
"I would smile sweetly and just say "What price range were you looking for?"  They should get the message."
Sep 16
Sharon Panozzo replied to Victoria Regina's discussion Help me identify this hat block #3
"You are welcome Kathy.   And thank you for the nice complement.  We are about 50 miles south of Chicago towards Kankakee. Peotone does have an exit on I57. My ETSY shop name is NouveauHatsbySharon.  If you go to my photos in Hat…"
Sep 16
Sharon Panozzo replied to Victoria Regina's discussion Help me identify this hat block #3
"Kathy my last name is like the Italian Smith.  There is even a town in Italy where everyone is named Panozzo.   I have had my feathers for years and still have bunches and bunches in all colors.  I bought mine at a much lower price…"
Sep 14
Sharon Panozzo replied to Victoria Regina's discussion Help me identify this hat block #3
"Thank you Kathy.  The feathers are "wide prime femina ostrich"  and they are anywhere from24-30 inches long.  They are soft and full but to make them fuller I sew 2 or more together at the tips. I also double curl them as…"
Sep 13
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A Tip of the Hat!-Gloved Hand and Hat Novelty Fascinator hat-Bes-Ben Style-

This is a button style fascinator hat. It is another in my Bes-Ben Tribute line. I call it "A Tip of the Hat" as the gloved hand is gently holding a small top hat.The base of the hat is a vintage tartan wool felt formed over buckram into a button…
Aug 24
Sharon Panozzo posted a photo

Velvet Black and Burnt Orange Percher Hat

This stunning velvet hat is made from vintage patterned velvet over millinery buckramThe accents include vintage black braiding and matching flowers.Hand formed and hand sewn. Vintage black braiding finishes the edges of the crown and brim where it…
Jul 24
Sharon Panozzo posted photos
Jul 20
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Light Burgundy Velour Felt Hat Fascinator

This hat is made from a vintage Italian velour felt hood in a light burgundy color that has been hand blocked and sewn.The Italian vintage felt is a soft velour fur felt that is a very beautiful light burgundy color.The shape is a pretty teardrop…
Jul 18
Sharon Panozzo posted a photo

Green Straw Fascinator Headband -Playful Puppies Playing Fetch -

The base of this unique fascinator headband is woven green strawcloth over a buckram base. It is in a lovely headband shape.The fascinator has been titled "Playful Puppies Playing Fetch" and has a green straw base to simulate grass and is covered…
Jul 11
Sharon Panozzo replied to Peggy Liu's discussion Millinery Blocking Cord
"I use thin rope like for a wash line.  I get a whole bolt of it at Wal-Mart for about $2.00 in the tool section and it lasts forever.  I use a slip knot for tightness and ease of pulling and releasing.  Good luck!"
Jul 11
Sharon Panozzo posted a photo

1950s style Yellow Straw Hat

A beautiful wide brim hat in a medium yellow straw with vintage dotted veiling. This hat was hand made using vintage straw from Italy.The crown band is made from a matching yellow and white trim.The accents include a very large vintage flower in a…
Jun 27
Sharon Panozzo commented on Katrina Dare's photo

Mango Tango

"Very Pretty!"
Jun 19
Sharon Panozzo posted a photo

It's a Hoot! - Owl button fascinator hat - Bes-Ben Style

This is a button style fascinator hat. It is another in my Bes-Ben Tribute line. IT'S A HOOT!The base of the hat is a vintage brown wool felt from Italy formed into a button shape . The top is covered with a vintage brown veiling and vintage…
Jun 9
Sharon Panozzo posted a photo

Yellow Straw Side Slant Hat - Vintage Woven Straw

This engaging golden yellow colored hat is made with a vintage straw Italian hood.The accents on the hat include beautiful vintage roses, velvet leaves, yellow flowers sprays, vintage veiling, and a striking vintage French feather combination.The…
Jun 5

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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 (9 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.

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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