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The Milliners of Etsy Challenge

Dec 14, 2010

by LeChapeau

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Joanne_milliner_bio.jpgMillinery, the centuries-old practice of designing and making hats, continues to flourish thanks in part to the Milliners of Etsy (MOE) team. When team member Elsie suggested that MOE initiate a Project Runway inspired challenge, the milliners couldn’t contain their excitement. Throughout the challenge, they’ve grown as artists and friends, creating some incredible work in the process.

Elsie didn’t think her idea for the Milliners of Etsy would catch on like it did, but soon, everyone was abuzz. It was decided that each participant would create a hat inspired by a garment or fabric accessory they found on Etsy. Sewing machines began whizzing, hat blocking and hand-stitching abounded — the excitement was contagious. As the details fell into place, it was determined that December 1, 2010 would be the deadline for all submissions. Emily, our team captain, suggested that we present our creations in a special treasury (split into Submissions 1 and Submissions 2), with each participant leaving a comment about their work.

But who would be our honorable judge? After thorough consideration, we emailed world-renowned milliner Amy Hamilton of Granville Millinery Co. Amy, whose work has been featured in Oprah and Vogue magazine, readily agreed to work with us on our project. Though the competition will be judged, the emphasis will be on fun. As for the prize, In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”

Maggie Mowbray: “This challenge is amazing and stemmed initially from a few of us chatting about Philip Treacy’s appearance on the TV program Project Runway. My inspiration for the challenge is a stunning 1930s style gown, made of silk satin and very luxurious. I’m working on two pieces, which will hopefully reflect its elegance and capture some of its Hollywood glamor.”

Milliners_1.jpgFrom left to right: Velvet Dress by marbar13; Women’s Black Straw Hat by Jennifer Whitmer.

Speaking of her found garment and hat design, Jennifer said, “I love the casual opulence, the deep, rich color, soft drape and details of this lovely velvet dress. A pattern of transparent chrysanthemums scattered across the shoulders at the back seem to float on the surface of the velvet.” Jennifer felt a connection with the contemporary twist on the 1920s styling of the dress, an aesthetic similar to her own. “I imagined the silhouette of the hat right away and choose black parisisal straw. The pin tucks in the dress are echoed in the hat by circular pleats sewn into the straw. The edges are softened with more stitching to create an undulating waviness. The hat, along with the black lace stockings, finishes the look of this dress without competing with its quiet elegance.”

Milliners_2.jpgFrom left to right: Draped Sack Dress by Jo Demontis; MOE Submission by Fedora.

“The positive buzz all the team members have shared has made this a really fun project,” says Maria of Fedora. “The inspirational piece I discovered was a wonderful draped dress by Jo Demontis. I wanted to complement and continue the silhouette upward. What first came to my mind was a happy balance between a cocktail hat and a fascinator, perhaps in a neutral color anyone could wear confidently.”

Milliners_3.jpgFrom left to right: Red Satin Ruched Dress by Momosoho; Headdress by Liason.

“Before I went into millinery, I was creating jewelry and selling at local galleries and boutiques. When my beautiful daughter was born, she was bald for the first two years of her life! As her hair started coming in, it grew into a mullet, long in the back and super short and fine on top! I didn’t have the heart to cut it, so I started making headbands for her,” Kat Swank, a.k.a. Liason, reminisced.

“My inspiration is a ruched gown from Momosoho. I used all vintage and antique materials to build a headpiece to match. For the front portion, I used a vintage beaded belt from the 1920s that was dry rotting from age. I had to re-bead the entire piece! I used velvet and organza florals from the early 1900s, as well as some modern and vintage feathers. I really love this piece — It will be hard for me to say goodbye to it when it sells.”

Milliners_4.jpgFrom left to right: Great Gatsby Linen and Battenburg Blouse by Rosélani Jasmin; Heirloom Cloche Hat by Green Trunk Designs.

Jaya of Green Trunk Designs says: “Searching for an inspirational piece on Etsy was like making my Christmas wish list! It was so difficult to choose just one piece, but I finally decided on the lovely, Great Gatsby Linen and Battenburg Blouse by Rosélani Jasmin. My Heirloom Cloche Hat is made from vintage textiles, and is based on a 1920s pattern, similar to the styling of the blouse.”

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From left to right: Vintage Tiffany Blue Party Dress from The Private Party; Black Mini Skimmer Hat by Black Gardenia Design.

“When I started working on this challenge, I was reading about 20th century millinery history and the progression of looks in headwear from the 1930s to the 1950s,” explains Kat of Black Gardenia Design. “My inspiration piece is a beautiful yet understated shift dress from the 1950s. My hat includes a frame that would have traditionally been worn in the 1930s, fabric up-cycled from a 1980s dress and trim from many different decades!”

Milliners_7.jpgFrom left to right: Victorian Dress by Christine Hall Designs; Victorian Mourning Hat by Thistle Cottage Studio.

For team member Elise of Thistle Cottage Studio, the project inspired a historical reflection: “After the death of Prince Albert in 1861, Queen Victoria slipped into a deep depression, and was inconsolable with grief for the loss of her beloved husband. For the rest of her life, it is said that she would set a place at the dining table, and even lay out a fresh set of clothes each day for him, as if he were still with her. The wearing of black mourning jewelry was made popular because of her devotion to him.”

Elise faithfully executed her hat through in-depth research. “To make this piece, I used authentic Victorian passementeries and jet beadwork. I have paired the hat with a Victorian reproduction mourning gown, courtesy of Etsy designer and seller Christine Hall Designs.”

At the time of this writing, some participants have finished their project while others are feeling the pressure of the time crunch. “We get support, camaraderie and solutions from members of the MOE Team,” says Joanne, a.k.a. Le Chapeau. “This project has drawn us closer to each other and encouraged us to grow.” As for the Milliner’s of Etsy team, there’s already talk of a wedding project for the spring!

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170 comments

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!! =)

  • Ryanplz

    Ryanplz said 5 years ago

    they're all wonderful! great article. thanks for sharing this!

  • NorthDesign

    NorthDesign said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats

  • tasticlife

    tasticlife said 5 years ago

    So many lovely hats!

  • sewella

    sewella said 5 years ago

    What a great post about a fabulous challenge! I think that the milliners have really showed their creativity and brilliance in offering truly breath-taking head-ware that perfectly match the sources of inspiration they chose. My personal favourites: the Heirloom Cloche Hat and the orange Headdress.

  • InvitationsAndMore

    InvitationsAndMore said 5 years ago

    WOW, what variety, a hat for every occasion and person! I love them!!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Didn't think it would catch on? Those are some amazing hats ladies!!

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work ! When I was a movie costumer, my favorite pieces were always the hats. I have worked with so many great milliners. Love this piece.

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    I could spend days looking at all the gorgeous designs! They are all so beautiful, Kat Swank is one of my very favorite designers of all time, and of course they are all so pretty! Such talent, it takes my breath away!! Keep up the beautiful works of art!!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 5 years ago

    These hats are beautiful. The artwork is incredible. The talent it takes to create these amazes me. Congratulations for getting the recognition you deserve.

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia said 5 years ago

    Wow what an inspiring challenge and magnificent creations. Love the elegant, romantic and classic feel. Truly beautiful ~ Well done MOE!

  • ayawedding

    ayawedding said 5 years ago

    perfect creations

  • JRoseAtelier

    JRoseAtelier said 5 years ago

    Such a great idea, and the results are stunning- congrats to all of you!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. i love the hats and i adore the dresses!

  • peonylovespink

    peonylovespink said 5 years ago

    They are all so beautiful. It would be so hard to choose a winner!

  • OsoVictoria

    OsoVictoria said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats, very inspiring! What a fun team!

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs said 5 years ago

    So beautiful & romantic!

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs said 5 years ago

    So beautiful & romantic!

  • Earleyimages

    Earleyimages said 5 years ago

    Really nice!

  • LeChapeau

    LeChapeau said 5 years ago

    Wahoo!!! We made it!!! This article is about our great team!! Thanks Morgan for working with me on this blog. It's really wonderful!! ~Joanne

  • museofmelanie

    museofmelanie said 5 years ago

    I've always wanted to get some bravery to wear some gorgeous hats like these!

  • LovMely

    LovMely said 5 years ago

    stunning. very creative ;)

  • hattieshouse

    hattieshouse said 5 years ago

    beautiful and simply glamourous!

  • liaison

    liaison said 5 years ago

    Awesome! Thanks Etsy, Joanne, Emily, all of MOE- LOVE you all! xo, Kat

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 5 years ago

    such talent! thank you for sharing with us - they are absolutely beautiful!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 5 years ago

    Very beautiful!

  • GreenTrunkDesigns

    GreenTrunkDesigns said 5 years ago

    It’s been so much fun working with my MOE teammates on this project! It is so nice to now see all the finished products.

  • genisepark

    genisepark said 5 years ago

    Wow...really beautiful...love the red dress and hat.

  • Marvidrio

    Marvidrio said 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this.

  • jessicasouza

    jessicasouza said 5 years ago

    I LOVE your hats!

  • BookLampsByAlanna

    BookLampsByAlanna said 5 years ago

    What a fun idea! Adele is my favorite :)

  • orsinimedici1951

    orsinimedici1951 said 5 years ago

    Bravisimo to ETSY, and Morgan for running this story on the FRONT PAGE, and to Joanne of LeChapeau for her steadfast hard work in putting it together, to Emily for compiling the Treasuries, and everyone involved in making my initial flippant remark, sprout into the FABULOUS project it has become!!!!! And another BIG shout out of thanks to Amy Hamilton for taking the time to judge our project!!! And last, but not least, kudos to all of our AWESOMELY talented milliners of MOE!! We WILL bring back the hat!! Hats off to everyone!!!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha said 5 years ago

    (sigh) Lovely!

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 5 years ago

    WOW! Gorgeous hats! Such talent!

  • TRAMPmillinery

    TRAMPmillinery said 5 years ago

    Well done team ;D

  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal said 5 years ago

    Have A Lovely collection of Film Noir hats, Write Film Noir scripts, shirt fiction stories, study, sketch and adore 1940s Era Vintage clothes, Love to hear about custom made beauty of elegant Ladies hats

  • TeenyBunny

    TeenyBunny said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats. Such amazing talent!!

  • naughteebits

    naughteebits said 5 years ago

    these are soooo yummy! =p

  • CrudeThings

    CrudeThings said 5 years ago

    love this challenge idea & how beautiful each piece turned out, thanks etsy & designers!

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 5 years ago

    Fabulous!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    Fantastic!! inspiring!

  • DakotaExpressions

    DakotaExpressions said 5 years ago

    So many hats....only one head...sigh.....

  • metalmorphoz

    metalmorphoz said 5 years ago

    all of them are lovely!

  • shijewels

    shijewels said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! I love seeing the inspiration along with the creation!

  • cvixter

    cvixter said 5 years ago

    WOW - I want them all!!!!!!

  • dianecostanza

    dianecostanza said 5 years ago

    They are all spectacular! I wish everyone wore huge picture hats every day like they did in the 19th century.

  • kodashii88

    kodashii88 said 5 years ago

    Liason... yes yes yes.

  • novaofsweden

    novaofsweden said 5 years ago

    oh.. now I want a hat :o)

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 5 years ago

    Lovely hats and a wonderful article! I especially enjoyed reading about Queen Victoria, and the Victorian hat and dress were gorgeous! Thanks so much!

  • dharma8designs

    dharma8designs said 5 years ago

    Wow! Amazing art.

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring~ Amazing designs =)

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 5 years ago

    So beautiful!! The hats are real art.

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    Lovely Vintage!

  • songbirdandtwig

    songbirdandtwig said 5 years ago

    I love that orange dress!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Great post !

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    These are wonderful!! Gosh I love hats. It's great there are so many milliners to keep up this old art.

  • BellaLili

    BellaLili said 5 years ago

    Amazingly talented artists! Great job. I love the Great Gatsby pieces. So ultra feminine.

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 5 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous! My hat goes off to all of you!

  • apezoppa

    apezoppa said 5 years ago

    just.. amazing!! the millinery is so charming!

  • ExtraLauren

    ExtraLauren said 5 years ago

    i just love this idea!

  • OsoVictoria

    OsoVictoria said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    these items are exquisite. it would be wonderful to bring hats back. many new favorites today. :D

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Beautiful I really love the intricacies of these pieces : ) fabulous work.

  • JWallis

    JWallis said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article and gorgeous hats!

  • Evajune

    Evajune said 5 years ago

    Old Milliners inspired my shop. I love your items and the romance of Milliners. Thank you for sharing.

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 5 years ago

    Amazing work!

  • Colourfieldfelt

    Colourfieldfelt said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats, really inspiring. Really great to see such skill and design !

  • jenniferwhitmer

    jenniferwhitmer said 5 years ago

    Oh, Joanne, this article is fabulous! Thanks so much to you, Morgan, Emily, Amy, and Elsie for "the little idea that could". I am so happy to be part of this great millinery group. What a team!

  • liaison

    liaison said 5 years ago

    This made my day. ;) xxxooo

  • KamiMono

    KamiMono said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous hats! You can easily see how the hats connect and complement their inspiration.

  • HELENSHASSACK

    HELENSHASSACK said 5 years ago

    love that hats are making a comeback!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    What talent and beautiful creations!

  • JGraceDesigns

    JGraceDesigns said 5 years ago

    These are just stunning and is DEF inspiring my own headband creations!!!! Lovely!

  • cherrylippedroses

    cherrylippedroses said 5 years ago

    Elsie...I am SO proud of you!...and, all of your magnificent compatriots...K

  • SegretValentin

    SegretValentin said 5 years ago

    I'm just in awwww.

  • Prittyfy

    Prittyfy said 5 years ago

    Oh my!!! you are talented!

  • Noxenlux

    Noxenlux said 5 years ago

    YEY! Thank you for posting this! :) and thanks for putting my listing up with the group!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 5 years ago

    Wow, what talent these ladies have, everyone of there designs is beautiful....

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Just fabulous!!!

  • minakim

    minakim said 5 years ago

    Amazing!

  • SkyBox

    SkyBox said 5 years ago

    Millinery is so amazing to me - what a skill! Philip Treacy just wows me with every single little thing he makes. What an artist.

  • TheVintageHatShop

    TheVintageHatShop said 5 years ago

    Wow, what a talent! Maybe I've died and gone to hat-heaven.!!

  • HomemadeZen

    HomemadeZen said 5 years ago

    Lovely dramatic hat!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 5 years ago

    Wow, I'm impressed!

  • cosmiksouls

    cosmiksouls said 5 years ago

    This article rocks .... hat making is an incredible trade of truly talented people. Millinery takes a very skilled craftsman and an imaginative designer all rolled into one human whom executes a piece of quality and showmanship. I am fascinated by hats and their makers !

  • efratdeutsch

    efratdeutsch said 5 years ago

    SO lovely!

  • Fedora

    Fedora said 5 years ago

    This is so cool to see - what a FAB team of talent - you all rock! Big Thanks Etsy!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    ** vintage looking ** so lovely well done ladies!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    very nice, great job, awesome talent!

  • LazyTcrochet

    LazyTcrochet said 5 years ago

    This is fantastic! I just discovered that I had 2 great aunts that were milliners. No wonder I love making hats!

  • yjennings

    yjennings said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • jewellerytreasures

    jewellerytreasures said 5 years ago

    some beautiful creations. Love the victorian mourning hat by thistle cottage studio

  • lauratoal

    lauratoal said 5 years ago

    lovely hats and great inspiring clothes to. Check out my shop as I have just started to make some headdresses!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 5 years ago

    Millinery is fascinating, even to those of us who don't get far beyond the hand knit wool cap in winter. Well done! Such lovely examples.

  • abbyberkson

    abbyberkson said 5 years ago

    So cool! Thanks for this, it was so fun to look at each combo.

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 5 years ago

    These are some truly beautiful hats!! Such a great and inspiring idea involving some incredibly talented hat makers!!!

  • TheThistlePatch

    TheThistlePatch said 5 years ago

    fantastic! what a brilliant idea and challenge! so interesting the story behind each piece!

  • kittykanzashi

    kittykanzashi said 5 years ago

    If only I had the time because I would have love to joined in. There is always next time!

  • fancygoods

    fancygoods said 5 years ago

    Awesome Challenge!

  • topsyturvydesign

    topsyturvydesign said 5 years ago

    OMG - Everything turned out gorgeous!

  • mentalembellisher

    mentalembellisher said 5 years ago

    Such talent, craftsmanship and glamour! As the granddaughter of a tailor and milliner I really appreciate the work that goes into these beautiful pieces. Gorgeous!

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 5 years ago

    i LOVE this article. thanks for sharing these fabulous shops~

  • EnglishShop

    EnglishShop said 5 years ago

    Cannot be toped of!

  • marbar13

    marbar13 said 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful. Of course my absolutute favorite is Jennifer Whitmer's lovely hat floats in a soft romantic world, and is crafted to perfection. I was so pleased that she chose a marbar13 dress as her inspiration. Her shop is filled with stunning hats of excellent craftsmanship. Thanks Etsy Milliners and Jennifer

  • ModernMetalJewelry

    ModernMetalJewelry said 5 years ago

    Fabulous hats! What a talented group!

  • formemillinery

    formemillinery said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing! Great works of art!

  • lacocorouge

    lacocorouge said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work ladies! Quite inspiring to see that this artform and craftsmanship continues to grow.

  • kittybelle

    kittybelle said 5 years ago

    They are all so wonderful! Thinking I might want to be a milliner when I grow up. :)

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 5 years ago

    Ooohh myy gaaawd! I love the milliners and their fabulously amazing styles! What a fabulous idea....project runway:) I love seeing others, who like myself, design their creations from scratch. I loooove the Victorian dress and the mourning hat. Absolutley gorgeous!!:)

  • whybecause

    whybecause said 5 years ago

    The Adele hat is brilliant! Love them ALL!

  • marbar13

    marbar13 said 5 years ago

    This entire collection is divine!

  • MoeSewCoMillinery

    MoeSewCoMillinery said 5 years ago

    Thank you all for making this project a success. I am so happy about this I could burst. We did it. We proved that millinery is not dying.

  • CraftedRoots

    CraftedRoots said 5 years ago

    Amazing!!!!!!

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 5 years ago

    Just Gorgeous! Merry Christmas from AnnTig Jewelry:)

  • ilovewhatilove

    ilovewhatilove said 5 years ago

    I like the simple one

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 5 years ago

    gorgeous collection....thank u 4 sharing these beauties!

  • FabricFascination

    FabricFascination said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats all. I think my favorite is Fedora's submission. So simple and elegant.

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! I love hats. Wish I could wear them.

  • Alterity

    Alterity said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous hats! Great article :)

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 5 years ago

    It makes one realize what an art form it is to create like this. Beautiful!!!

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork said 5 years ago

    love love love these hats!! fantastic article, thanks so much for sharing!

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 5 years ago

    Oh! I LOVE these creative hats! Lovely.

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 5 years ago

    i remember it was the 30's version of the movie "the women" that solidified my passion for the gowns, jewelry & hats of that era...thank you for bringing some of that magic back.

  • ClothandPatina

    ClothandPatina said 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this story and challenge with us. Not only were the pieces that each chose as an inspiration absolutely beautiful but each hat is truly stunning! Although all are gorgeous, I am most in love with the heirloom cloche, just so romantic.

  • littleeyedesigns

    littleeyedesigns said 5 years ago

    Great job, I love the idea of being inspired by another artist's work and translating it in to your own medium. Any chance any of the inspirations and the hats will unite? Would be INCREDIBLE to see the two pieces on the same model. Gorgeous, ladies, gorgeous.

  • orsinimedici1951

    orsinimedici1951 said 5 years ago

    Thanks Morgan, for adding Joannes' portrait to the top of the front page!! She's the one who did most of the grunt work, and in my opinion, was the ENGINE of this project!!! KUDOS GF!!!!!!

  • anxelaperezillobre

    anxelaperezillobre said 5 years ago

    Lovely post!! I realally like it.

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 5 years ago

    Wow! interesting work!Happy Holiday to all!

  • JoDemontis

    JoDemontis said 5 years ago

    Maria!(Fedora) Well done, your hat is beautiful & thanks again for choosing my design as inspiration! Keep up the great work and good luck! x

  • delightworthyn

    delightworthyn said 5 years ago

    This was a great challenge from such a wonderfully diverse group of milliners.Thanks to everyone responsible for putting it together.

  • AmericanPurseSupply

    AmericanPurseSupply said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work ladies! You're all winners!

  • PDXfabricdeli

    PDXfabricdeli said 5 years ago

    ooh la la....I love the lace dress. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  • webs55

    webs55 said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful collection of hats! I want to wear them all :)

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata said 5 years ago

    Love them all!! I 'need' them all!!! What a talent!! :)

  • KimsCraftyApple

    KimsCraftyApple said 5 years ago

    such an amazing collection of hats! It's still one of my dreams/goals to learn how to make hats - I know I love to wear them!

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 5 years ago

    Etsy has hands down, some of the best milliners in fashion! Kudos to everyone on their spectacular designs and hard work!

  • handcraftusa

    handcraftusa said 5 years ago

    I feel as though I've had a beatiful dream. The dream has taken me through the most lovely designs of hats, gowns and dresses. Thanks for creating such a lovely dream for us with the most beautiful creativity to dream on - hat's off to you ladies.

  • LillyPinkPaperie

    LillyPinkPaperie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Hagarae

    Hagarae said 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this project! It is amazing and gives so much inspiration for futur projects! You all did a great job!!!

  • kvstyles

    kvstyles said 5 years ago

    You just have to LOVE the wonderful world of hats after viewing those stunning creations!! I am so proud to be a new member MOE!!

  • rightBrainedHippie

    rightBrainedHippie said 5 years ago

    OKAY! so i have been looking for WEEKS for someone crafty and creative enough to construct the Telephone Hat from Lady Gaga and her videos. She is 100% custom made and her apparel is unique and found no where else. Why not here? I have found several youtube videos that instruct step by step how to make her accessories, including the Gaga Phone hat. Around Halloween and Fall especially I know plenty of fans and fashionistas who would die to wear them! <3 All of your pieces are beautiful and show nothing but dedicated crafsmanship and a passion for what you do! Thank you for sharing.

  • PrettyBloom

    PrettyBloom said 5 years ago

    beautiful creations!!

  • CreativeHook

    CreativeHook said 5 years ago

    Totally, creatively, uniquely lovely!

  • BellaRosina

    BellaRosina said 5 years ago

    Beautiful hats made by beautiful women of Etsy! Great job to all these talented artisans.

  • Bswingle

    Bswingle said 5 years ago

    Love the challenges! Keep them coming :)

  • studio2355

    studio2355 said 5 years ago

    I love thes unique hats, a challenge is a good thing. Thanks for sharing. I am inspired too.

  • mozelladesigns

    mozelladesigns said 5 years ago

    Wow! Gorgeous!

  • talulahblue

    talulahblue said 5 years ago

    Divine creations and so inspiring. Can't wait to get on and make my new hat collection!!

  • BoringSidney

    BoringSidney said 5 years ago

    Why didn't I know about this challenge? I am a member of MOE.

  • tinkerellacreations

    tinkerellacreations said 5 years ago

    I love it! I want to find search through for any children's hats makers.

  • raghousenternational

    raghousenternational said 5 years ago

    Wow! Amazing challenge. Love all the hats. Very nice matches to Etsy pieces they discovered. Cool article. Ren

  • Lapenca

    Lapenca said 5 years ago

    I love those hats!

  • Donauluft

    Donauluft said 5 years ago

    Chapeau!!!!! great craftsmanship ! These Challenges are really inspiring!

  • earjeans

    earjeans said 5 years ago

    this was a lot of fun to read!

  • IrisEyes

    IrisEyes said 5 years ago

    Amazing! These people are so talented. I really enjoyed seeing the results of this contest. Hats off to Etsy!!

  • MirandaGabrielle

    MirandaGabrielle said 5 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful hats, and so creative. I love to knit hats - especially fun baby hats. I've embellished with ribbons and bows, but this post has given me some ideas of other ways to tweak hats in new directions. So fun!

  • cosmiksouls

    cosmiksouls said 5 years ago

    Stunning creations .... beautiful work !!!!

  • ameribear

    ameribear said 5 years ago

    AMAZING!! So many talented people out there!

  • janbyersdesigns

    janbyersdesigns said 5 years ago

    A hat is like a little hideaway, shelter from the storm. I love these beautiful creations.

  • SpiritedWoodland

    SpiritedWoodland said 5 years ago

    Great contest idea with beautiful results. Well done everyone.

  • squirlgirl

    squirlgirl said 5 years ago

    You are all amazing!

  • ladibugzfly

    ladibugzfly said 5 years ago

    Congr - hats!! Elsie, you did it again!

  • Shadowpuppets

    Shadowpuppets said 5 years ago

    Lovely items!

  • cakemates

    cakemates said 5 years ago

    such talent!

  • zazuandvioletshats

    zazuandvioletshats said 5 years ago

    I love this idea and the execution was amazing. I want to participate next time!

  • LyndysSilks

    LyndysSilks said 5 years ago

    Love the details. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

  • dreamaginarius

    dreamaginarius said 5 years ago

    fantastic project!!

  • snotbooger

    snotbooger said 4 years ago

    oh my

  • scrapitsideways

    Stephanie Smith from scrapitsideways said 4 years ago

    Great hats! I love the Great Gatsby inspired one!

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