ByAlphaCouture

Derby Fascinators, Church hats, Hatinators & More!

Ellenwood, Georgia

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Announcement    Shipping too expensive? Please convo me before you say No! USPS shipping gradually getting better, but please ensure you allow yourself plenty of time when ordering your headpiece (2-3 weeks is the current lead time before shipping), unless you are ordering a Ready to Wear Headpiece which usually ships within 1-3 days of your order being received.

Though not currently offered by Etsy, there is the option of shipping via FedEx or UPS.

Welcome, welcome back and, you are appreciated!

For those who've never visited ByAlpha Couture’s Etsy Shop - Welcome! For those who haven't visited in a while - Welcome back! And for those who visit regularly – We appreciate you! We are honored and thrilled that you made this stop and are confident that you’ll like what you see. Spring has sprung, hope is in the air and with the possibility of outdoor events on everyone’s minds (prayerfully), it is time to celebrate every special moment that you can! And what better way to make occasions even more special than by wearing a hat or fascinator.

Our vision is to catch people who wouldn't usually wear head accessories, make them thrilled about making a statement and standing out in the crowd. So whether you’re taking a browse, looking for the perfect color match to your outfit or have any special wishes, we are here for you.

All ByAlpha Couture hats and fascinators can be designed in any color or combination of colors of your choice, and can also be made to sit on the right or left side of the head. Because these are all hand-made, please be aware that any one fascinator or hat size may differ slightly from the next. And that’s why you’ll be getting a headpiece exclusive and unique to you!

CUSTOM HEADPIECE DESIGN:
It is always useful for me to have a glimpse of your outfit when custom ordering; this allows me to visualize and together, we can come up with something unique and of course, something that matches your outfit. Ideally, a swatch of your fabric is best, as screen monitors can be deceiving and do not always show the true colors. With extra fabric to hand, I am also able to incorporate this into your design. After our initial consultation, I will do my best to keep you updated as I progress on your design. And you will always receive a final photo/video for your approval before shipping.

FACE MASKS
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept us all on our toes and made it necessary for us to wear masks. For this reason, we have a selection of fabric masks. Not only are these helpful in times of disease outbreak, but they can be used by medical personnel over their regular surgical masks during every-day work tasks, by patients over their hospital masks, and are great for those suffering from seasonal allergies or during air travel!

GENERAL
We put so much love and passion into each headpiece and mask that we make, and it is our desire that you not only receive your chosen design in a presentable and adequately packed manner while maintaining safe working conditions, but that you receive something you adore, love and cherish. Tell a friend to tell a friend, and here, we wait to serve you…

Please add ByAlpha Couture as one of your favorite shops to receive notifications on the newest listings. And oh! Please don’t forget to follow us on our social media handles:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/byalphacouture/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byalphacouture/?hl=en

Warmly
Janet

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 16, 2021

Shipping too expensive? Please convo me before you say No! USPS shipping gradually getting better, but please ensure you allow yourself plenty of time when ordering your headpiece (2-3 weeks is the current lead time before shipping), unless you are ordering a Ready to Wear Headpiece which usually ships within 1-3 days of your order being received.

Though not currently offered by Etsy, there is the option of shipping via FedEx or UPS.

Welcome, welcome back and, you are appreciated!

For those who've never visited ByAlpha Couture’s Etsy Shop - Welcome! For those who haven't visited in a while - Welcome back! And for those who visit regularly – We appreciate you! We are honored and thrilled that you made this stop and are confident that you’ll like what you see. Spring has sprung, hope is in the air and with the possibility of outdoor events on everyone’s minds (prayerfully), it is time to celebrate every special moment that you can! And what better way to make occasions even more special than by wearing a hat or fascinator.

Our vision is to catch people who wouldn't usually wear head accessories, make them thrilled about making a statement and standing out in the crowd. So whether you’re taking a browse, looking for the perfect color match to your outfit or have any special wishes, we are here for you.

All ByAlpha Couture hats and fascinators can be designed in any color or combination of colors of your choice, and can also be made to sit on the right or left side of the head. Because these are all hand-made, please be aware that any one fascinator or hat size may differ slightly from the next. And that’s why you’ll be getting a headpiece exclusive and unique to you!

CUSTOM HEADPIECE DESIGN:
It is always useful for me to have a glimpse of your outfit when custom ordering; this allows me to visualize and together, we can come up with something unique and of course, something that matches your outfit. Ideally, a swatch of your fabric is best, as screen monitors can be deceiving and do not always show the true colors. With extra fabric to hand, I am also able to incorporate this into your design. After our initial consultation, I will do my best to keep you updated as I progress on your design. And you will always receive a final photo/video for your approval before shipping.

FACE MASKS
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept us all on our toes and made it necessary for us to wear masks. For this reason, we have a selection of fabric masks. Not only are these helpful in times of disease outbreak, but they can be used by medical personnel over their regular surgical masks during every-day work tasks, by patients over their hospital masks, and are great for those suffering from seasonal allergies or during air travel!

GENERAL
We put so much love and passion into each headpiece and mask that we make, and it is our desire that you not only receive your chosen design in a presentable and adequately packed manner while maintaining safe working conditions, but that you receive something you adore, love and cherish. Tell a friend to tell a friend, and here, we wait to serve you…

Please add ByAlpha Couture as one of your favorite shops to receive notifications on the newest listings. And oh! Please don’t forget to follow us on our social media handles:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/byalphacouture/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byalphacouture/?hl=en

Warmly
Janet

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About ByAlphaCouture

Sales 125
On Etsy since 2013

ByAlpha Couture - Unique hats fascinators & more!

Having worked as a Soft Furnishings Designer for 23 + years now, my mind drifted towards millinery when I found myself recovering from knee surgery and bored to death sitting down doing nothing. Even though I wasn’t strong enough to handle the load of draperies, etc., I yearned to do something with my hands. Taking a look around, I saw the need to bring some high fashion to Portland, ME (where I was living at the time) so took time out and researched millinery.

Fast forward seven years to date, ByAlpha Couture’s journey is well on its way to climbing heights! In my designing, I love to capture the personality of my customers, and want them to glow with delight at what I have created for them to co-ordinate with their outfit(s). The repeated clients I keep getting and the positive testimonials I receive daily gives me the assurance that I am good at what I do and testifies to the knowledge I have in both fields.

I attend continuing educational conferences and network with other design professionals worldwide to keep abreast with developments in designs and hardware to expand my knowledge in my designs (soft furnishings). And of course, likewise with millinery, creative online courses go a long way to keep me updated, as well as joining community online forums. I also take advantage of e-media, including social media and online sources to expose my work and add to my skills, whilst increasing my range of styles offered to my clients. Most importantly, I practice and learn every day, building on knowledge already gained and many a times, trying out new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Every design you find here starts with my own heart and hands, and is carefully and meticulously crafted in my Ellenwood Studio, then sent to you with love! So thankful everyday to be able to do what I love and equally thankful to you all for your support.

A grateful heart!
Janet

Shop members

  • Janet Andoh

    Owner

    A creation of God who is work in progress, I am a wife, a mother, a woman of faith and a creative mind who loves all things millinery, fashion and decor. For more information, please contact me through email at info@byalphacouture.com.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 5, 2019
A ByAlpha Couture head piece? “You’ll rarely find this on the High street …”Our head piece gives you the flexibility to choose exactly what you would like. You choose *color, fabrics, feathers, veiling and crystals. The list is endless. Be thrilled about making a statement – shop with ByAlpha Couture today!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Generally, no returns are accepted due to the custom nature of products. Items will always leave my workroom in a perfect condition. However, mishaps do occur - please examine your package contents on receipt, and if there are any damages or issues with your order, contact me via Etsy message within 3 days of your package's arrival. Refunds will be arranged on a case by case basis. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable.
Payment
I offer PayPal for its ease and speed, Direct Checkout (Credit Card Payment), as well as accepting Money Orders. All payment is due in full once a purchase has been made.
Shipping
I ship via USPS Priority Mail. Please ensure that your mailing address given is accurate when purchasing as I can only ship to the given address.

Customs and import taxes
International shipping is available but buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Please Note: In most cases, the total shipping costs include all packaging (inner hat box, outer mailing box, etc). If extra packaging should be required beyond this resulting in extra costs, the customer will be notified accordingly.
Additional policies and FAQs
What are fascinators made of?

Fascinators can be made of various types of fabrics and materials, all of which are combined to create a unique design. A few common materials used to create fascinators include: Sinamay, Felt, Parasisal, Feathers, Crinoline, Lace, Silk Flowers, to name a few.

Do I have to pay upfront?

Yes. You can purchase one of the items online as is, (color, design, etc) if it is still available. Alternatively, you can ask for a custom made design (bespoke) which is what most customers go for, given that they are looking for a specific color/design to match an outfit. Either way, you will have to pay upfront (1) to secure your place on The Design Board if ordering a bespoke design, and (2) to have your item shipped to you. Nothing with be shipped without prior payment.

What is a bespoke design?

A Bespoke design is the place to be if you need something created to compliment your outfit. All bespoke designs are priced on a client by client basis, as everyone is individual and materials will differ from piece to piece.

What is your time frame?

Depending on the time of the year and your location, your order can be completed anytime between one to three weeks. If you need a made-to-measure hat or fascinator for a particular function and need this sooner than specified, please call – in some instances, shorter timescales can be met (workload permitting).

I like a piece but want it changed a little. Will you customize it for me?

Yes. I will typically customize a piece for no additional charge, unless it substantially changes and adds cost, in which case I will let you know ahead of time. Just contact me and I will work with you to create the perfect design.

Could you copy a design I've seen?

No, this would be against the original designers' copyright and would be both unethical and illegal. The design can, however, be altered or tweaked, if you so desire. If you have a specific idea in mind this can be used as a source of inspiration but no direct copies of other people's work will be undertaken.

Colors

Please note that colors may vary due to screen resolution or suppliers fabric batches. This is not classed as faulty or a defect. If you are not sure about the right color shade of the chosen hat or headpiece, please contact me prior to purchase. Swatches of materials may be requested in advance.

Inquiries:

If you still have questions unanswered, please contact ByAlpha Couture.
Thank you!

More information

Last updated on Jun 30, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

How to measure your head size (if ordering a hat). Measuring for your head size is both an art and a science. To figure out what size you wear, you will need to find a cloth measuring tape. Measure the circumference of your head at the place where you would wear a hat. Take the measurement in inches and refer to the chart below. If you are in between two sizes, choose the bigger size. You can always pad a hat smaller.

INCHES AVERAGE HAT SIZE
21 - 21.75 Small
22 - 22.5 Medium
22.75 - 23 Large
23+ X-Large

Care instructions

Any attempt to wash your headpiece will make them lose their shape and sometimes even wash away the colors. From experience, I know that even applying a damp sponge is not advisable as this can create permanent staining – I once tried to clean make up stains on the brim of my hat – bad move! Tip – to avoid make up stains, place a small piece of carpenter’s tape (the color of the fascinator, if possible) directly under the brim to avoid it touching your forehead before (or even whilst) wearing – good luck!
If you need to clean your fascinator or hat, we recommend removing any dust or particles with a low tack adhesive tape.

Custom and personalized orders

While I can color match pictures sent via email it is best if you can send in a piece of your outfit’s fabric or similar color (if applicable) for custom and personalized orders. Screens differ tremendously and my perception of what your outfit color is could be deceiving. Alternatively, I could mail you swatches of colors I have available. This will ensure we get the whole look perfect for you.