millineryetc

Lovely Custom Headwear and Playful Vintage.

Chicago, Illinois · 225 Sales

millineryetc

Lovely Custom Headwear and Playful Vintage.

Chicago, Illinois 225 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Hello, and thank you for stopping by, I hope you find something that you Love! I first opened this Etsy Shop In 2011, but did not post any items until 2014. Until then I was busy designing beautiful Wedding Veils and Headpieces at my day job. I have now created space in my life to spend more time on other passions, such as Vintage Inspired Headwear and Vintage Clothing. Please contact me if you are interested in having a custom hat or headpiece created for your favorite outfit, or special event.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 23, 2018

Hello, and thank you for stopping by, I hope you find something that you Love! I first opened this Etsy Shop In 2011, but did not post any items until 2014. Until then I was busy designing beautiful Wedding Veils and Headpieces at my day job. I have now created space in my life to spend more time on other passions, such as Vintage Inspired Headwear and Vintage Clothing. Please contact me if you are interested in having a custom hat or headpiece created for your favorite outfit, or special event.

Debra Shirley

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Debra Shirley

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About

I'm a Milliner and Costumer with more than twenty years experience creating beautiful headwear and playful outfits.

I have been a Bridal Milliner for twenty-five years. Over that time, I've created thousands of lovely wedding veils and headpieces. In the process, I've helped a great many women look and feel beautiful on their special day.

Over the course of my career, I have also been very passionate about creating period inspired hats. My favorite time period for fashion, and Millinery would be the turn of the century to the 1950's. The fashion and art of 1920's being my biggest inspiration.

When creating a custom Hat, Bridal Headpiece, or Fascinator, I love to first see the garment or ensemble that the client is wanting to top off. Be it a garment for a special event, a wedding gown, your favorite on the town outfit or even bikini, its the outfit itself, with its colors and details that inspires ideas for the piece. With the use of technology, I can service clients from afar, by easily working off an image to create. The client can have input on the piece by me sending various options in email images.

I have worked as a Costume Designer and Milliner for period stage productions, and as a costumer for television and film. I find it very satisfying to see my creations in motion, on actors, helping to create a character, contributing to the overall mood of the production.
A personal dream and goal of mine, has been to design period Millinery recreations for feature films. I would welcome any feedback or incite from costume designers that work in the film industry. Please feel free to drop me a line if my work seems like a good fit for your period film.

I would like to thank in advance any potential client that selects one of my pieces. I congratulate you on not being afraid to look beautiful. In doing so, you are giving more women permission to look and feel beautiful. Thank you, and enjoy!

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 27, 2018
Hello, and welcome to my shop. I hope you find something that you Love! Please contact me if you are interested in having a custom hat, or headpiece created for your favorite outfit, evening gown, or bathing suit.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
My vintage items are sold in As-Is condition, all sales are final. I describe and photograph my items as best as possible. Please note that I am a seamstress, so each item has been thoroughly gone over for any defects and been repaired if needed before being listed.
Payment
I accept PayPal, Credit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards
Shipping
I ship 1-2 days after payment has been received. I ship via Priority Mail which provides insurance and a tracking number. Estimated delivery is generally within 2-3 business days.

If you have specific shipping concerns, or requests, please contact me prior to checkout.

Message me for combined shipping, prior to check out.

If you wish to fully insure your package, or use an express mail, please contact me prior to checkout.

Packages are shipped to address provided at checkout. Please be sure to double check shipping address to insure your package arrives at the proper address. Lost, unclaimed and undelivered packages due to improver address will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in having me create you a custom Headpiece or Hat to top off your favorite outfit, evening gown, wedding gown, or bikini, please contact me for details. Through the use of technology we can email images to each other and discuss styles and colors allowing you to have input in the design process. There are not refunds on my custom pieces, but I will work out all the details before shipping the Hat or Headpiece. I will do my best to satisfy your vision.