Sharon Panozzo
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  • Peotone, IL
  • United States

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Started Nov 30, 2018 0 Replies

 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


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Dusty Blue Doll or Teddy Bear Felt Hat

This is a lovely felt hat for your doll or teddy bear.It has been all hand made, blocked, and sewn using vintage millinery felts.It is a pretty dusty blue color with a bit of white trim. The flower buds are vintage and the trim sits on top of a blue…
Oct 23, 2017
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Marsala Wool Felt Fascinator Hat

This marsala (burgundy) fascinator hat is made from a vintage wool felt hood.The hat was hand formed and hand sewn.The brim of the hat is ruffled and then crossed at the back so it can be worn low and to the front of the head.The crown has a wide…
Oct 21, 2017
Sharon Panozzo replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Finding the right balance?
"I can't think of who said it but I once read a quote from a prominent designer which was:  "Once you think you have added enough, add just a bit more."  As an artist you will know when it is too much.  Here is what I…"
Oct 18, 2017
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Oct 18, 2017
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Oct 15, 2017
Sharon Panozzo replied to Casey Anjanette Tolbert's discussion Exciting opportunity
"Congratulations.  Too bad you could not give it a try but you will know when it is right."
Oct 14, 2017
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Oct 14, 2017
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Reproduction Vintage Straw Doll Bonnet

This is a beautiful reproduction of a vintage doll bonnet.It has been hand sewn using vintage silk velvet. It is fully lined.The hat was formed by sewing straw into the bonnet shape. The back crown is covered in rushed vintage silk velvet and…
Oct 9, 2017
Sharon Panozzo replied to Paul Shukin's discussion Are these old wooden forms for hat making? Thanks!
"I don't think so because puzzle hat blocks usually have grooves and slats where the would fit together and hold that way.  Doesn't mean they could not be used for hat blocking however. :)"
Oct 8, 2017
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Deep Teal Colored Felt Turban Style Hat

This turban toque hat is made from vintage velour felt that has been hand blocked then hand sewn into this fabulous turban style.Each fold and twist has been sewn to a depth that further enhances the design.Great for a Mother-of-the-Bride (or Groom)…
Oct 4, 2017
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Natural Color Straw Bowler Style Hat

An attractive bowler style straw hat in natural color formed from a vintage Italian straw hood.Hand formed and hand sewn.The accent is a large cluster of fringed mum flowers in yellow and orange with green leavesFits onto the head. Will comfortably…
Sep 26, 2017
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Multicolored Patterned Turban Style Hat

"Thank you Elaine.  Sometimes they can be difficult but worth the effort."
Sep 23, 2017
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Multicolored Patterned Turban Style Hat

This turban toque hat is made from vintage brocade fabric that has been sewn over a lightweight buckram base . It has been pleated to accent the sleek lines and folds.The brim has been edged with gold satin cording to further enhance the…
Sep 22, 2017
Sharon Panozzo replied to Cathriona's discussion Colour Feather Spines
"I also use Sharpie markers.  They come is all different colors and are permanent."
Sep 20, 2017
Sharon Panozzo replied to Jon Busby's discussion The photographer, the milliner, his portraits and their hats.
"You do beautiful work.  Wish I lived in the UK as I would take you up on your offer."
Sep 17, 2017
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Celia, A Slave

Here is one of my hats in action. I love this photo and wish I had been able to see the production. If you live in the Tucson, Arizona, USA area you might be familiar with the Rouge Theater. They do great stuff. Check out their web site for upcoming…
Sep 16, 2017

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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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