Sophie Allport
  • Female
  • QLD
  • Australia

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Sophie Allport's Discussions

Happy Millinery Mother's Day!

As a milliner i feel very much like a mother.. My hats are my babies. The ideas form in my…Continue

Started May 6, 2016

Race Day Tips For Customers?
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Sometimes you are approached by experienced race day enthusiasts who are confident in what…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Arnold Nov 18, 2015.

Aus Spring racing trends 2015?
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With the Australian Spring Racing Carnival right on our heels, we are wondering what trends do you see being popular this spring? In clothing there has been talk about sheer/transparent tops with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Mergard Sep 10, 2015.

More Millinery in movies! The Dressmaker.
3 Replies

Who doesn't love a movie with hats in it? Well we are excited to say that there is a new one on the way! Set in a rural Australian country town, the film…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by GAYE LAWRENCE Aug 27, 2015.


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Apr 3
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Apr 3
Elaine Mergard replied to Sophie Allport's discussion How To Make Your Own Hat Blocks?
"Ian Bennett generously shares all his proven methods to enable you to successfully make durable foam hat blocks."
Jan 25, 2019
Dupe Adetiba replied to Sophie Allport's discussion How To Make Your Own Hat Blocks?
"No, I have not make any attempts but I seriously need to make one to start with. "
Nov 6, 2018
Tiffany Arey commented on Sophie Allport's album

Spring 17

"Wonderful collection Sophie! You're a star! ✨❤️"
Oct 18, 2017
Sophie Allport posted photos
Oct 18, 2017
Christine Amanda replied to Sophie Allport's discussion Target audience?
"I started out approximately 4 months ago. I'm a young milliner who is focusing on creating fantasy and alternative inspired headwear.After exhibiting my millinery for the first time at a comic convention a few weeks ago, observing potential…"
Jul 13, 2017
Sophie Allport's photo was featured
Jul 5, 2017
Sophie Allport replied to Irina Bluebird's discussion Melbourne Cup Festival
"Hi Irina, This is an amazing carnival, not to be missed. Ladies entering FOTF competition can enrol online before the event or on the day but it is best to get in early so make sure you check times online! For the millinery Award it is invitation…"
Jul 3, 2017
Sophie Allport replied to Emma Ryan's discussion Internships and getting further experience in millinery
"Hi Emma, I had the exact same feelings when i started and i feel as though an internship is a great way to get an inside view into the industry. Internships vary in a huge variety of ways. You might have a job picking up pins but you will be…"
Jun 9, 2017
Sophie Allport replied to Silpa Kohler's discussion Split leather
"Hi Silpa, I have definitely found this to be the case with some of my leathers. I have found that it occurs mostly in white, some metallics and occasionally other lighter colours. I believe it is the way some skins are processed and unfortunately…"
May 25, 2017
Sophie Allport replied to Greta vom BERG's discussion Metal foil for makin headpieces and hat trims
"Hi Greta, I have found this type of material at Bunnings warehouse before. It can be sprayed with design master spray or spray paint, however it can scratch off. I Have also seen it at craft stored too from time to time. I hope that this helps.…"
Mar 20, 2017
Sophie Allport's album was featured
Dec 2, 2016
Sophie Allport replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion Spring Racing Recovery?
"Planning, preparation and pottering.  After the rush dies down and you can actually hear yourself think(what you had been dreaming of for months) you can get a little lost.  I like to use this time to re-evaluate the year past, reorganise…"
Nov 29, 2016

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I Love Hats Because?
They say something about everyone! Hats have the ability to transform the way someone looks, feels and acts. They are works of art!
About Me
I started Millinery in 2013, I was lucky enough to get into a class with Elaine, last minute when another student pulled out! Since starting in 2013 my Millinery has grown, i have attended forums and classes with selected Australian Milliners and continued learning through lessons on Hat Academy whilst working in the millinery supplies industry and studying. Words can not describe how blessed i am that i stumbled upon Hat Academy, it has changed my life and now Millinery is my passion and my full time job.

I have recently become a part of the Hat Academy Team and i hope to help other people realize their dreams like i have.
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Elaine Mergard said…

So pleased you found my site online, Sophie. Millinery is such a Creative Art. I am here to help you learn these skills. Any queries I am only an email away. 

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Best Wishes, Elaine

AgAtelier by Agnes FIzzano said…

Dear Miss Allport,

I absolutely adore your head pieces!

I am only a passionate beginner in the millinery world, but your work is very inspiring! Thank You! Agnes Fizzano (AgAtelier)

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