ElsewhenMillinery

Original designs inspired by the hats of 1910-1970...

Lynden, Washington On Etsy since 2012

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ElsewhenMillinery

Original designs inspired by the hats of 1910-1970...

Lynden, Washington | 8,155 Sales

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Last updated on Apr 22, 2019

Instantly download an Elsewhen design and begin making your new hat right away!
Check out www.millinerytranslator.com for hat making terms in multiple languages.

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Wendy Talené

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Wendy Talené

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About ElsewhenMillinery

Sales 8,155
On Etsy since 2012

Other times and places...

I love things that transport me to another time and place, whether they are stories, pictures, songs, objects or things to wear. Hats have a peculiar ability to do this and to express something of a person's own story.

I have loved hats my whole life but lived overseas in a place where I couldn't come by them often. When I moved to the States, the collection began and my favorite hats always seemed to come from antique stores.

I learned to sew as a child on an antique Singer sewing machine with a treadle. I didn't realize how rare and valuable an experience I was having in both using this amazing machine and in being taught to sew by my mother. Sadly, I have met very few people who have had this kind of opportunity in their youth.

I learned woodworking from my father as well. And so, in the last few years, hat blocking has been calling to me and since great hat blocks are so hard to come by in the US, I decided to make my own. So some of my hats are blocked on my own hat blocks.

I also have another Etsy shop called Papuan Lass, where I sell miniature scroll Christmas ornaments. This is where I developed some skill in paper sculpting which you will see incorporated in some of my hats.

I design hats inspired by the past, wearable in the present. Elsewhen is not about being trendy or providing hats you could find in a department store. These works of art are for the people who have imagined the way they would look if they were a character in a novel or an old movie. I specialize in designing hats with inspiration from the eras from 1915 to the 1960’s but my designs are compatible with contemporary clothing. My sewing patterns are uniquely written for people who are not necessarily expert sewers. The instructions are clear with plenty of illustrations and can be downloaded instantly to your computer and printed on regular sized printer paper (letter or A4).

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Shop members

  • Wendy Talené

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Milliner, Photographer

    I was born and raised in the tropics, far away from all things millinery. I love the stories hats tell and I love to work with my hands. So now, amongst many other things, I tinker at the art of making hats.

  • Papuan Lass

    My Other Etsy Shop

    Check out my other Etsy shop, www.papuanlass.etsy.com.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 6, 2020
Thank you for your interest in my hats. I want the hat you purchase to give you as much delight as designing and making it has given me. If you are dissatisfied with your hat or if it needs to be adjusted in some way, I want to know.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
A refund is negotiable for any purchase within 2 weeks of hat purchase, if your hat is not as described in the original listing. Message me first to describe your situation and we can arrange for you to ship the item (at your cost) back to me, unworn, in new condition, in its original packaging and I will refund your purchase price upon receipt of the undamaged item. If the hat was damaged in transit, message me with an explanation and request.
With the exception of custom made hats, if you received your hat and have decided that you don't want it anymore, ship the item (at your cost) back to me within 2 weeks of purchase, unworn, in new condition, in its original packaging and I will refund your purchase price minus $10 upon receipt of the undamaged item. Custom hat orders may not be returned for refund unless an agreement has been reached prior to return. A custom hat is a unique design, made especially for the customer.
If you need to exchange it for a different size or color, there will be a $10 charge for the exchange as well as a shipping charge for the new hat to be shipped (usually $10 for USA and up to $20 for international). Ship the item (at your cost) back to me within 2 weeks of purchase, unworn, in new condition, in its original packaging.
I do not issue refunds for digital listings in most cases. One exception is if you have purchased multiple quantities of the same digital listing (hat style) by mistake. Message me with your situation.
Payment
I accept PayPal and credit cards through the Direct Checkout method.
Shipping
You may select your preferred shipping method at checkout. Tracking numbers can sometimes be provided but USPS does not provide tracking outside the US. If you specifically request express shipping or an arrival deadline, message me with a request and I can either create a custom listing for you or send you an additional PayPal invoice for the difference in shipping costs. Note that expedited shipping through USPS to a country outside the US, ensures that the parcel will be shipped to your country and expedited through customs. USPS has no control over the speed with which the parcel is then delivered by the postal systems of countries outside the US.
Additional policies and FAQs
I DO NOT accept returns during the COVID-19 pandemic.