Hello all,My name is Sharon Panozzo of Nouveau Hats by Sharon.I have just had the great honor of being named the new captain of the "Milliners of ETSY" team. MOE (as it is called) is a group of…Continue
"Hi. Only steam will be too soft. If for a woman, yes, it should be softer than for a man. If fact, most men's hats are made with thicker felt than a woman's hat. However because a Fedora is worn by both. …"
Hello all,My name is Sharon Panozzo of Nouveau Hats by Sharon.I have just had the great honor of being named the new captain of the "Milliners of ETSY" team. MOE (as it is called) is a group of milliners who have ETSY shops. It does not matter if you are new or established you can apply to join. We are planning to make some exciting changes to be of service to all our members and make the team fun as well. If you are interested, come check us out:…See More
"Quite frankly I like the colors. I think with the shawl it will be a very attractive outfit. I think the ribbon will be a nice touch. I would cross the ribbon in an X (so it will fit better to the crown) and then place the feather…"
Vintage Reproduction of a 1800s Victorian walking or traveling hat.The hat is made from vintage green silk velvet and the band is a beige silk.The band is accented with a vintage silver tone buckle at the front. The ostrich plume was double curled…
"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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
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
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
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.
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.