These are just a few of my new creations. Working with dolls brings me back 40yrs to a time when I made dolls for my sons school Christmas Bazaar. The delight in the eyes of little girls and boys is something that I never get tired of. When they get their new doll or stuffed toy, the look on their face is precious!!!!
This style is one of my most popular. I did many in cotton for the spring, but have decided to make them in wool for the colder months ahead. This hat can be done in many colors to match your coat. Just contact me for your color choices. Hat is $30.00
When you picture a hat designer, you
probably imagine someone from another era, slaving away over hats for proper
ladies. And, while Arline Pozzo does design 20s- and 30s-style flapper hats,
she's a thoroughly modern business lady.
Pozzo's whimsical fascinator-style
hats and flapper chapeaux are inspired by period television shows, including
"Downton Abbey." She says: "[The] 18- to 25-year-old girls love
them! At each craft show, I sell three or four of them."
Still, those aren't the only type of
hats Pozzo makes. "For my hats for hair loss I use beautiful linings, and
decorate them with veiling, feathers, or hand-crocheted flowers. I have a
special needs daughter and I went to her group home to give her a hat and the
staff went nuts for the designs. I made hats and protective clothing for all
the people in the home. I used lace and ruffles on the ladies' adult bibs.
For the men, I made protective clothing that looked like the front of a tux.
For my nursing home and special needs customers I keep my prices reasonable and
I use cotton linings for comfort."
For this crowd, she makes ponchos,
wheelchair bags and walker bags, crafted from old jeans and swatches of
colorful dress fabric. Nothing goes to waste in Pozzo's workroom.
When you step inside her workroom,
it feels very homey — which makes sense, because it's actually in her home. The
room is filled with seven sewing machines (one for embroidery, three sergers
for strengthening hat construction, plus three regular machines), feathers,
repurposed and recycled fabrics, beads, ribbons, bows, hand-crocheted flowers
Pozzo learned to sew in high school,
but her mother was her inspiration. "She always told me you can do
whatever you love, and I love making my hats."