Apr 262014

Check out the latest items on my Etsy Shop

  • Classic Cloche Hat 1920s Downton Abbey Flapper in Tweed by aileens4hats

    65.00 GBP

    Classic cloche 1920s vintage flapper style hat with a turned up brim in a smart look ready to wear for any season. A soft colour pallet of browns and A beautiful accessory which can complement a casual or tailored outfit. The band is made from the same fabric adding interest and texture . A very classic style with a sophisticated look. This hat is lined in brown polyester the hat is made in a beautiful quality pure new Shetland wool all top seems are doubled stitched.
    As you can see in the pictures you can have the hat tilted there is a close up of this beautiful fabric in picture 5 comes with its own pearl head hat pin the band finishes at the side with cross over and is accented with 2 feathers all held together with this classic 2 tone button to the back of the hat the brim just meet in the middle

    Please measure your head to make sure it fits between a 22.05"to 23"inches this is a medium to a large Be sure to measure around your ears

    A perfect finish for your special outfit whether its a once in a lifetime trip on the orient express,or an Agatha Christie, type Christmas murder mystery weekend,or just because you love the style and elegance of the 1920's look.
    Ideal wardrobe items, props and set dressing for films,drama groups, photo-shoots and shop window displays. Gives that "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Upstairs Downstairs", "Downton Abbey" look and to the serious 1920's re-enacting promenader and fancy dress costume and will add that extra detail and 1920's elegance to your Vintage Vehicle and passengers when attending Classic Car rallies.

    The hat you are buying is handmade by a skilled artisan with 30+ years experience as a professional machinist. My hats are produced, styled and decorated to a very high standard from a selection of different fabrics and trimmings and I take great pride in their manufacture and decoration. This item is high quality handmade and unique

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    If you have any questions please feel free to ask and I will be happy to answer them. I find the best way to ensure happy & successful transactions is to be sure you have all the information you need before making a purchase.

    If you would like a sample of the fabric for colour matching please send a stamped address envelope and I will be happy to send you a small swatch.

    Please be aware while I do accept returns I can not accept returns if you don't like the colour, fabric or type of hat or if you have bought a hat that doesn't fit. This is why I happily take the time & trouble to send out fabric samples when asked and list the size of my hats
    in inches rather than just small medium or large.

    I do my absolute best to post your item or items the day after payment has, cleared, and I will always post your item by 1st class Recorded Delivery.
    If sending over sea I will post by air mail signed for on receiving item any returns must be paid for by the buyer many thanks
    In the unlikely event you need to return an item if over sea unfortunately return
    postage needs to be at the buyers expense.
    Please be aware all my hats are hand made so the sizes do vary slightly. If
    you are in any doubt about if a hat will fit please measure your head and
    contact me directly so we can double check be sure the hat you like will fit you
    thank you for looking

Apr 262014

In direct contrast to my Antique Singer machine we have this little beauty Aileens Hats Newest Addition, sadly not the Classic Aston Martin DB2 but it is the Brother DB2-B755-3 Industrial Sewing Machine a superb quality 100%  professional sewing machine

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Apr 262014

My Vintage singer Hand Cranked Sewing Machine which I believe to be a Genuine Antique dating back to 1906,  made by Singer the Great British Sewing Machine Manufacturer. According to web sources with a serial number of S2245420 the single prefix letter “S” before the serial Identifies as being probably 1906 manufacture but possibly 1907 making this grand old lady 107 years old and it still works.

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