Victoria Regina

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Help me identify this hat block #3
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Does anyone have any modern examples of what to do with this cool 'romanesque' crowns? …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Regina Feb 18.

Help me identify this hat block
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This is a block that I was loaned. Does anyone know the name of this brim or how you would…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Regina Mar 22, 2016.

 

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Victoria Regina replied to Emilis Melnikavicius's discussion Best felt to practise hat making?
"Hello again Emilis, Typing late at night made my sentence all garbled. Sorry. If you sand thinner felts that have been stiffened your sanding down to the inside of the felt where most of the stiffener resides. From experience, the felt tends to look…"
Apr 23
Victoria Regina replied to Emilis Melnikavicius's discussion Best felt to practise hat making?
"Sanding is done by Hatters because they use a lot of Beaver mix felts.Sanding works best with beaver because you general don't need stiffener when working with that felt. With other felts you can sand up the chalk stiffener with thinner…"
Apr 22
Victoria Regina replied to Susie Mortimer's discussion How to block fedora's and trilby's??
"Hi Susie, Welcome to the world of hatting. It's different materials & blocks. I block both trilbys & fedoras but when I was learning I couldn't find online instructions. Its different then millinery in that you do…"
Apr 22
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Apr 22
Victoria Regina replied to cla's discussion crown heights
"If its a custom hat, I always go with the clients face proportions. The measurement between the eye & the jaw line. Otherwise I don't go over 4 inches ....unless its my intention to go with a high crown:)  Anyone with more…"
Apr 22
Victoria Regina replied to Victoria Regina's discussion Help me identify this hat block #3
"I had heard of the Alpian style crown but didn't know that it matched. Good to know. I thought this crown could be from the Pixie style from the 20th Century."
Feb 18
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Feb 18
Victoria Regina replied to Craig Crist's discussion Start up machines?
"I'm lucky to have a local design incubator in my town that is supplied with industrial sewing machines that I can use for $20/day. Have a look at cylinder or post bed machines. We have…"
Jan 22
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Dec 29, 2019
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, 2018
Kathy Martingilio replied to Victoria Regina's discussion Help me identify this hat block #3
"Thank you for this info. I have a hard time trying to navigate to the message board on Hat Academy. It is confusing!   Where in IL is the town you live in? I am originally from WI and dont know where a lot of cities are here in IL.  What…"
Sep 16, 2018
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, 2018
Kathy Martingilio replied to Victoria Regina's discussion Help me identify this hat block #3
"Where does one get them this long? BTW, I used to work with a man with your last name. Very nice man. First name Lou. Any relation? Kathy"
Sep 14, 2018
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, 2018

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I Love Hats Because?
At a young age, Victoria cultivated a delight for hats. Summer trips back to England meant hat shopping for various celebrations. She remembers fondly the adventure of going to London and walking through forests of hats to choose from. It was this fascination that finally lead to a deep interest in millinery.
About Me
It was during her studies in architecture and engineering that she came to understand that with an understanding of materiality, one’s options are unlimited. This has followed her into her career as a couture milliner that passionately upholds the traditions of millinery, while redefining classic headwear, challenging conventions and technique alike.

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