Sharon Panozzo
  • Female
  • Peotone, IL
  • United States

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Yellow Felt and Black Lace Button Fascinator Hat

This fascinator cocktail hat is made with vintage yellow felt and lace in black and gold.The accents on the hat include a rolled felt brim, black and gold lace on the crown and around the brim, and a hand made flower of the same felt as the hat.The…
3 hours ago
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Reproduction Victorian Walking Hat

This is a walking hat in shades of purple. It is a reproduction of a Victorian 1880s walking hat. This is great for re-enactors, SASS, Costumers, or Victorian teas.The base of the hat was made by sewing vintage purple scalloped straw braid into the…
Sharon Panozzo replied to Christina Spain Hill's discussion Hat Restoration
"Hello Christina.   As to the cleaning of the hat, The brim looks to be discolored from being exposed to the sun for a prolonged time (as if in the window) so I am not sure cleaning would help but you can try a detergent made for vintage…"
Jan 16
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Black Fur Felt Cloche Hat

This cloche hat is made from a wonderful vintage long hair fur felt from Austria. Just like the Downton Abbey or Great Gadsby flapper styles.The colors in the hat are black with shades of blue and pink.The hat was hand formed with an added upturned…
Jan 15
Sharon Panozzo commented on Hat Academy's video


"Thank you for sharing this tip.  Have used it myself and it works quite well."
Jan 14
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All Chenille Hat-Adopt a Puppy

"Adopt a Puppy" hat is made in the unique style of the great Chicago hatter - Bes-Ben.The base of this cute as a button hat is hand blocked chenille over crin. It is a vintage hood from Switzerland.The hat has been made to resemble a litter of…
Jan 14
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Elegant Deep Forest Green Felt Hat

This simple elegant hat was made from a vintage deep forest green long hair fur felt from France. It is understated but upscale at the same time. If you want extra attention add an antique brooch.It is such a deep forest green that it is almost…
Jan 12
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Blue Sparkle Felt Hat - Shades of Blue

This simple hat is made special by the use of vintage "Sparkle" blue fur felt from France. It is the blending of the furs which gives it it's unique appearance. Please use the Zoom feature to enjoy the look.Great for a Mother-of-the-Bride (or Groom)…
Jan 10
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Reproduction Vintage Straw Doll Bowler Style Hat

This is a sweet reproduction of a vintage doll bowler. It can also be used for smaller Teddy Bears.It has been hand sewn using vintage accents. It is fully lined.The hat was formed by hand shaping straw into the bonnet shape. The brim edge is…
Jan 8
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Jan 7
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Unisex Gray Felt Sequined Fedora Hat

This fedora hat is made from a soft gray felt and accented in a random patterned sequin trim. A great hat for dressing up or for a jacket and jeans.The hat was hand made with a short brim and an indented crown. It is flexible and foldable and…
Jan 4
Sharon Panozzo replied to Victoria Regina's discussion Help me identify this hat block #3
"Here is a photo of a Victorian reproduction I made from my block that is much like yours so I guess great minds think alike."
Jan 3
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Reproduction Victorian Straw Traveling Hat

Vintage reproduction of a Victorian / Edwardian straw hat from the late 1800s to the early 1900's. Great for costuming, theater, re-enactors, Victorian Societies, SASSLarge reproduction hat handmade from a vintage black lacquered straw cartwheel.…
Jan 3
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Rust Color Fur Felt Cloche Hat

This cloche hat is made from a wonderful vintage fur felt from Austria. Just like the Downton Abbey or Great Gadsby flapper styles.The colors in the hat are rust with shades of green and brown.The hat was hand formed with an added upturned brim. The…
Dec 5, 2017
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Repoduction 1918 Edwardian Victorian Military Style Hat in Tones of Brown

This reproduction of an 1918 military hat is all hand formed and hand sewn. This style became popular as WWI was ending. This style would also be effectively worn with more tailored clothing today.This would be great for costumers, re-enactors, SASS…
Dec 2, 2017
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Vintage Fur Felt From Austria - Toque

This toque cloche hat is made from a wonderful vintage fur felt from Austria. This felt is incredibly soft and has a beautiful shine.The colors in the hat are a base of hot pink and accents of burgundy.The shape fits close to the head and adds…
Nov 27, 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 (10 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.

Elena Ushakova said…

Thank you Sharon for the compliment of my hat. 

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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