'Billie Frank' - Millinery by Andi Shears
My name is Andi & I am the designer & owner behind the Billie Frank label. Billie Frank is an Australian based millinery business creating unique headpieces using traditional millinery techniques.
The name Billie Frank came about from a combination of both my grandfathers 'Nicknames' so it is very sentimental to me.
With the help of my mother I learned how to sew at a very young age. This partly came about through my sister wanting to learn how to sew, & of course I didn't want to miss out so I joined in as well. This proved advantageous as we didn't have a lot of money & most of our clothing was hand-me-downs or second hand.
My first achievement was when I changed schools in grade 11 & made my own uniforms. Since leaving school I have spent a number of years in & out of the fashion industry, but have never lost sight of my true passion.
Over the years I made a lot of clothing for my kids as well as a number of fancy dress costumes for us all. When it came time to find my own wedding dress I designed & created my own wedding dress & our daughter's flower girl dress which I am very proud of & my husband cannot stop gloating about it when talking to friends or new brides to be.
Over the last couple of years I found a renewed love of sewing & creating & as a result I undertook Millinery studies at Metropolitan South Institute TAFE (MSIT), Brisbane.
My fashion and garment experience and love of costume design has sparked my passion for all things millinery.
At Billie Frank we specialise in custom made, vintage inspired, and bespoke hats for the spring races and all other occasions.
Billie Frank Millinery is a style that is both elegant and quirky.
Thank you & enjoy!
I am also on Etsy under the user name of 'Billie Frank Bridal'
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Hi my name is Andi & I am the designer behind the Billie Frank label. I love all things sewing, be it by machine or hand stitching & I still get a buzz each time I complete a new creation! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Andi is the designer behind the Billie Frank label, personally making each item creating unique and quirky headpieces using traditional millinery techniques. My creations include custom made, vintage inspired, bespoke pieces, and spring racewear and headpieces for all other occasions.
'Hats are a fantastic addition to any outfit and an extension of your personality'
Accepted payment methods
For a custom made bespoke piece a 30% non-refundable deposit is required before work commences. The deposit is paid after the design; material; and trim have been mutually agreed. The balance must then be paid once the item has been completed to the original specifications (prior to shipment). Please send me a convo if you want any alterations during the process. This may alter the price, so let me know quickly.
Items are shipped by Australia Post wrapped in tissue paper or bubble wrap and packed in a recyclable box. We take great care to pack your items to look their best and to avoid damage.
All items are shipped via Australia Post. Australia Post standard delivery times apply, however if there is any delay please contact me immediately.
All international items are shipped via ‘Australia Post Registered Post’. Registered Post, delivery timeframes are 10-15 business days (2-3weeks) if there are no delays in customs for your country.
‘Australia Post Express Courier’ is available at an extra cost which enables tracking of your parcel. Express courier delivery timeframes are 3-6 business days if there are no delays in customs.
Please note the delivery timeframe is not guaranteed by Australia Post or your country’s post.
I cannot control what the post office will do with packages after they have been shipped. But, if something has happened to the package in transit, please contact me.
Please let me know by email @ billiefrank7 [!at] gmail.com if you are interested in postage insurance, express post, or express courier (available at an extra cost).
Refunds and Exchanges
Where an item has a major defect or is not as described, you may be entitled to a refund, exchange or credit once the original item has been returned to Billie Frank, PO Box 3079 Ashgrove, Queensland, 4060 Australia. Any requests for returns must be received within three business days of the package delivery date and will be considered on a case by case basis. If there are any issues please send me a convo straight away so we can sort it out.
The buyer is responsible for all return shipping charges and transaction fees incurred. All returns MUST be shipped with either delivery confirmation and insurance or some other form of electronic registered postal tracking service where available.
Additional policies and FAQs
All designs shown are property of Billie Frank. Distributing and duplicating in any way is strictly prohibited without permission. © 2012 Billie Frank
Billie Frank reserves the right to refuse service.
Please note that all items are handmade and are subject to slight variations.
Please note delivery times may differ with each bespoke piece.