Hat Academy's Blog – January 2014 Archive (23)

HOW DO I MAKE A HAT - SPOT GLUEING

Couture Millinery involves much hand stitching but to save time even the best do a little spot glueing very discreetly. To avoid glue everywhere follow this procedure.
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MILLINER: EUGENIA JIMÉNEZ

Appreciate the detail of this headpiece with the contrast in texture within the components. Eugenia Jimenez creates specialised headwear which she sells through her store in Seville, Spain. Her styling with cutwork gives each creation a  distinctive look. Meeting the needs of her community Eugenia also offers a…

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ALBUM: WINTER WOOL

Former fashion buyer turned milliner, Robyn Coles produces these hand made winter wool felt berets  in her shop in Wales.…

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HAT BLOCKS: FLAT TIP PILLBOX CROWN HAT BLOCK

Suitable for pillbox hats or tailored styles. Wooden Hat Block 9cm high. Made from durable light weight, easy pin straight grained Milkwood, made to order.
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MILLINER: SONIA WOOTEN-GILL

Sonia Wooten-Gill started to learn sewing at seven years of age and only recently discovered hat making but is certainly addicted! This classic felt fedora has such class with a simple feather trim. No matter which season Sonia now creates hats to suit all, including the all season turban. …

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HAT CLASSES: CRINOLINE CREATIVE

Crinoline is often used as a trim but in this tutorial learn to transform it into a beautiful ethereal translucent brim by joining, wiring and binding.
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ALBUM: MILLIVOLUTION

The art of millinery helps Edith "to extend my creative abilities", take a look at various headwear items she has created.

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MILLINER: BRONNIE G MILLINERY

In 2013  ‘Bronnie G Millinery” was established upon completion of TAFE College studies. Bronwyn’s love of creativity to make hats to match both personality & the style of her clients will keep her moving forward to develop her business. How confident does this client look in this silk abaca headpiece featuring…

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MILLINER: THE HOUSE OF HATS

This hand sculptured felt has the 20’s influence cloche look tipped with a vintage feather. This gives us a peep at the quality design of experienced Sydney milliner, Ilana Meilak. So whether you need headwear for High Tea Elegance or a 50’s Glam straw hat, a trendy studded leather turban or a Swan Lake bridal piece…

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HEADLINE: MILLINERY ADVENTURE



Hat Academy tutor, Elaine Mergard was thrilled to have Camille Parham of 
Mings House of Millinery Fashion, from North Carolina USA attend the 10 day …

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HAT HINTS: TRIM BALANCE

Learn how to trim your hat with perfect balance.
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MILLINER: Lisa Jayne Mc Connon

The 2013 London Fashion Parade featuring the Nomi Ansari collection also showcased Lisa Jayne Millinery headwear. UK designers often collaborate with Lisa Jayne Mc Connon from Hertsfordshire for that special piece to accentuate their catwalk collection. As a result, stylists…

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How to Hat: A Stitch In Time

Be prepared with this collection of millinery stitching techniques.
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HAT CLASSES: CREATIVE CROWNS

This tutorial outlines a system to create a double crown and includes how to cut away a portion of the crown to expose the trim concept. When the hat design has a measure of intrigue the customer will give it the second glance and possible purchase. Double crowns with hidden trims will do just that. 

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MILLINER: SHURIE SOUTHCOTT

Steampunk stems from a fantasy world that embraces steam power. It is rooted in the 19th Century era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art with a futuristic appeal. Shurie Southcott who was trained as a “French Room Milliner” is now the head milliner for a Steampunk clothing…

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ALBUM: BAUBLES & WHATNOTS

Maureen Swiertz combines her three favourite things: sculpture, fashion and hand-sewing to create her millinery pieces.

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HAT BLOCKS: DELICIOUS DISC BLOCK

The Delicious hat block creates a contemporary upturned disc hat. Crown shape is moulded in the block to allow the hat to sit on the head with out a base.

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MILLINER: ADORN COLLECTION

Another great twist to sinamay in Melissa Barnes latest  Adorn collection. Clean, uncluttered lines in design attract you to this piece. Worn with a basic blue or white outfit the wearer would stand out in the crowd. Your hats are pure class Melissa!  …

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HAT CLASSES: WORKING WITH PARISISAL

A return to this traditional straw has excited milliners. Your customers will enjoy your parisisal hats & headwear as they are lightweight with complete sunblock. 
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MILLINER: ENAY SILVA

Brazilian Fashion student Enay Silva has been drawn to millinery and loving the creativity as it allows her to be the goddess or character she chooses. This simple fascinator with pleated sinamay is so flattering with a soft feminine look.…

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