GIVEAWAY: The hat of your choice from Lady Eve Millinery

by Katherine on October 19, 2012 · 173 comments

in Giveaway,Hats

Autumn has just hit us here on the Indiana/Kentucky border, and man is it windy. I’ve been cursed with the same haircut as Lion-O from the Thundercats, which means I’m spending most of my days trying to dig my face out so I can actually see where I’m going.

What I need is a hat.

Hat season approacheth, and what better way to celebrate than with a sassy piece of headgear created from a vintage block. While you’re marvelling at how smoothly I transitioned into this, allow me to introduce Lady Eve Millinery, the etsy shop of WeSewRetro-er Aimee.

Everyone say Hi Aimee because Aimee wants to give you your very own hand made vintage style hat. And who am I to stand in her way. One lucky reader will get the hat of their choice from Lady Eve Millinery‘s ready-made stock.

To enter, head over to Lady Eve Millinery and decide which hat you simply must have. (While you’re there, don’t forget to show some love for a small business owner by adding her shop to your favorites!) Then pop back here and tell me which hat you want most and why. The winner will receive the hat they chose in their comment.

Could it be simpler? No! Could it be more awesome? No! Let’s do this!

(My favorite? Definitely the Claudette Cloche)

The winner will be chosen on Friday, October 26th so get your entry in before it’s too late. As always on WeSewRetro, this giveaway is open to entrants worldwide :)


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kittysdrawings October 19, 2012 at 12:35 am

WOW what a great prize!! I loooove this hat

It looks versatile and has a little 40′s shape to it :-D


Angela W. October 19, 2012 at 12:58 am

This was my second choice! I think you’d look fantastic in it.


Liz October 19, 2012 at 12:38 am

I love hats! My favourite (although difficult to choose) is the Margaret Cloche Hat in Cranberry. Crossing fingers now!!


Em October 19, 2012 at 12:41 am

This was a hard one, but I am really in love with Claudette Cloche (Hat in Midnight Blue Fur Felt Velour with Vintage Clip).


Marion October 19, 2012 at 12:46 am

This shop is great, so many gorgeous hats! It was a hard choice, but my favourite is definitely the Louise cloche in black.


Amy October 19, 2012 at 12:46 am

What fabulous hats! My favorite is the Louise Cloche Hat in Camel Fur Felt Velour with Vintage ivory Grosgrain Bow. Crossing my fingers. And, definitely saving that Etsy shop!


Angela W. October 19, 2012 at 12:57 am

I love a good hat (hence my collection of overflowing hat boxes in my spare room) and I ADORE one with a veil!
What a fantastic giveaway and amazing hats…I have added her to my favourites!
My favourite:


Lil October 19, 2012 at 1:20 am

Like you, I am making the transition into becoming a regular hat wearer, and I think this one would be perfect to help me on my way:

The colour is such a such beautiful brown which I think would compliment my hair and eye colour very well, with it being the perfect warm but soft brown. Also I have a pair of 1940′s brogues, handbag and coat that would look perfect with this. These hats are so well made, the perfect vintage hats but without the damage that an original would come with. I added her to my favourites: , and I hope that I stand a good chance of winning!
Lots of Love Lil x


stars October 19, 2012 at 1:22 am

ooh.The ‘Grace’ 1950s cocktail hat…

love the one size fits all as I have a big head and LOVE the veil because they are sooo sexy.


Eva October 19, 2012 at 1:28 am

Gorgeous hats. My absolute favourite is the teal Olivia. Not only because I love teal, but because I love those ’30s-’40s feminine takes on the traditional men’s hats.


Kath October 19, 2012 at 2:21 am

Oh, those are lovely. I have always wanted to try my hand at millinery! It was difficult to choose but Babette Cap Fascinator Hat in Grey Fur Felt Velour won by a really small margin. Good luck everyone and thank you for this wonderful opportunity!


Rosanna October 19, 2012 at 2:42 am

Oh gosh they are so wonderful! I absolutely love to wear hats, and the delysia in black velour felt is my favourite! It doesn’t get much more versatile than that!


Carla October 19, 2012 at 2:43 am

Oh all of these are super lovely! =D
The Margaret cloche in cranberry would be fantastic for me, I think.


Melody October 19, 2012 at 2:44 am

What gorgeous millinery!!

I would absolutely die for the Brigette Beret in red or black, but the Babette Cap won it for me!


Lithia Black October 19, 2012 at 2:59 am

Oh,dear what a lovely giveaway and how many awesome hats there were in the shop!
I finally settled for Babette in grey:
I’m just starting my vintage wardrobe and don’t own any vintage appropriate hats so I think this will be a good start since the shape and colour are so versatile. I might ask Aimee to add black veiling to it, because I’m a sucker for veiling.


SwinginCat October 19, 2012 at 3:28 am

Oh wonderful!

My Favourite is Grace! :)


Penn October 19, 2012 at 3:34 am

Beautiful cloches, but all too small for me! Lucky that Babette is both gorgeous & one to perch on top of my hair (I battle with a lion’s mane, too).


OnePerfectDay October 19, 2012 at 3:37 am

Beautiful hats!
I’m between the Delysia in black velour felt and the Louise Cloche Hat in Black Fur Felt Velour.
Thank you for the give-away!


Frk. Vægt October 19, 2012 at 3:56 am

Denmark signing in :D

I love the Delysia in black velour felt ( – why I’ve never purchased a black hat before, I do not know. However, should I win this, I’ll wear the hat on the day of my newborns baptism. Like one of the beautiful princesses we have here in Denmark.


Tania from Denmark October 19, 2012 at 4:06 am

I really adore the Louise cloche in Lavender. Luscious colour and shape, and it will look adorable with my new Lady Grey coat, which has lavender/lilac lining.
Tania from Denmark


Daisy October 19, 2012 at 4:23 am
Karianne October 19, 2012 at 4:25 am

I really like the Olivia Fascinator in Teal.


Joyatri October 19, 2012 at 5:00 am

I love to wear vintage hats. They are all wonderful, but I particularly love the Margaret cloche in eggplant. Thanks for offering the giveaway!


Cara13 October 19, 2012 at 5:26 am

I do love the Grace 1950′s styled cocktail hat! I’ll be starting a new job soon and this would be the cherry on the cake!!!


Ginny October 19, 2012 at 5:46 am

So many lovely hats! I love the teal Olivia, but my choice would be the Babette cap since it looks so wearable.


Yaz October 19, 2012 at 5:50 am

I love the Zelda Cloche Hat in Mint Green. I love them all! I’m definitely treating myself to one if I get a bonus!


Erin October 19, 2012 at 6:04 am

Are you trying to feed my vintage hat obsession?? (I swear I can stop at any time!) Because I would want all of these. My first choice, only because I don’t have one even remotely similar to it, would be the Babette Cap Fascinator (
Although the Claudette Cloche Hat is a close second.
Absolutely gorgeous work!


Miranda October 19, 2012 at 6:11 am

What a great giveaway! I’m really liking the Babette Cap Fascinator, though all of them are beautiful!


Tegan October 19, 2012 at 6:20 am

Ooh either the Grace or Babette. Depending on my mood I might pick one over the other.


Jill October 19, 2012 at 6:46 am

Having just discovered millinery myself, I’m swooning all of these hats. My clear favorite though is the Claudette Cloche in midnight blue! I might have to buy it even if I don’t win.


Brooke October 19, 2012 at 6:57 am

Love the Claudette, although the Babette is a close second. :-D


Emma October 19, 2012 at 7:13 am

I adore the Delysia in brown velour felt ( I’m trying to transition from a mostly black wardrobe to include more browns, and my only fall hat is black which means I wear it less and less. This would go lovely with my tweeds and increasingly 30s / early 40s inspired wardrobe.


Starspangledheart October 19, 2012 at 7:18 am
Lacey October 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

What an amazingly generous giveaway! My birthday is next Wednesday (the 24th), and I can’t imagine a better birthday present than being able to call the Zelda Cloche my own. I’m not sure I’ve ever crossed my fingers tighter!


Cory October 19, 2012 at 7:36 am

Ooh, I am quite smitten with the Louise Cloche in lavender.


Johanna October 19, 2012 at 7:41 am

I would love the Claudette cloche, because it looks like I could wear it even though I have NO hair, which gets very cold and also is a reason why I would like new hat. (Nope, don’t have cancer, “just” alopecia…:))


Michelle jadaa October 19, 2012 at 7:51 am

My first choice would be the Louise Cloche Hat,because its versatile but i also love the Claudette Cloche Hat and ive always wanted one with veiling so i love the Grace 1950s styled cocktail Hat.


Erin October 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

What an amazing shop! It’s so hard to choose a favorite hat, but I’m going to have to go with the delysia in black velour. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!


Sharon October 19, 2012 at 8:09 am

id choose the Claudette Cloche hat becase it is absolutly amazing .. I dont know if Id EVER take it off..It is fantastically vintage 1920s looking..If I dont win Im not sure Ill be able to live with out it!!!!!


Amy October 19, 2012 at 8:14 am

I love the Margaret in eggplant. It would wear fantastically with my new trench. All of the hats are amazing. I hope to receive some for my birthday/Christmas.


Molly October 19, 2012 at 8:16 am

Ooh, this piqued my interest, I adore vintage hats and have… a few *ahem*. I was immediately drawn to Olivia in Teal but I already have a teal Trilby so I carried on looking and my eyes settled on Delysia in brown. I love brown, I love velour but what clinched it was the gorgeous striped grosgrain ribbon, what an amazing hat! I was also really fascinated to see the hat block – very interesting indeed! Thank you for this great giveaway opportunity.


Jennifer October 19, 2012 at 8:21 am

Definitely the Margaret! I love the green and brown combo and it would fit perfectly into my wardrobe:-) Thanks for sharing this site, truly beautiful hats!


Lexie October 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

Louise cloche in black.

it’s adorable and would go with so much in my wardrobe.


Tanya Hughes October 19, 2012 at 8:26 am

What beautiful hats! I love them all, but especially the “LOUISE.” :)


Momo October 19, 2012 at 8:34 am

Wow, it’s so hard to choose! I really like this one. The style is hard to find and the color is gorgeous!


Karen October 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

How fun! I love three hats – the Margaret, the Delysia and the Zelda, but my fav would be the cranberry Margaret.


Emily October 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

I absolutely have to have the Margaret Cloche Hat in Eggplant Fur Felt Velour with Satin Ribbon and Ribbon Flowers! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!


Bessie Miller October 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

Thank you Aimee for your generous giveaway! :D My favorite hat in your shop is the Louise Cloche Hat in Camel. I love cloches, and know I would and could wear this one all the time with pretty much anything in my closet. ;) I am also a big fan of more neutral colors, and love the way the ivory bow looks on top of the camel colored velour.


Amanda October 19, 2012 at 8:53 am

Beautiful! Win or not, I’ll definitely be saving my pennies for one of these…my pick is the Louise cloche in black. Thank you!


Suzanne October 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

Oh, i think i’d have to go with the Zelda cloche (even though i haven’t yet figured out just how to make it work with my hair…) – the shape is lovely!


Jacinta October 19, 2012 at 9:09 am

Hands down the Babette Cap Fascinator – the shape and the colour are so classic and I love the flower details. So pretty :) I’m half tempted to buy it now…


Mary October 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

My favorite is the Louise in Camel fur felt. It’s a great hat that is simple, versatile, and yet elegant as well. A classic!


Rei Kihara October 19, 2012 at 9:15 am

Gah! They are all so fabulous! I would LOVE to win the Margaret Cloche Hat in Eggplant, however, as I believe it wins hands down in a fabulousness contest. (that is totally a word, btw)
I think I should win because it has been an incredibly rough couple of months in my life and I am in desperate need of something to lift my spirits.


Cynthiai October 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

I love the Louise, Margaret, and Zelda Cloche hats. I think the camel Louise is mr m my favorite


Lauren October 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

These are gorgeous! Holy wow!! I love the Brigette Beret – specifically, the camel one. I’m thinking that would be a good push to cut my hair off and rock the giant pin curls, just for the greatest hat in the world to perch on top :)


Nichola October 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

I’m going to have to go for the Babette Cap Fascinator too! I like a fascinator that doesn’t look like it’s about to take off from the side of your head, and that style would look great with pin curls!


Mrs H October 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

My favourite is the Brigette Beret Hat in Violet. It’s such a beautiful simple shape and the colour would complement just about everything I own, as for the bow, well it’s just so… so… BOW-TASTIC!
I’d wear it for everything from lunch with the girls to the school run (though swimming in it would probably be a bad idea) and then start pestering Mr H to buy it for me in pink too!


BoPeep October 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

Zelda Cloche in Mint Green, please!! It matches absolutely nothing in my closet, but that just means I’ll have a reason to sew something (cuz I’ll take any excuse to buy fabric)!


Peggy October 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

My favorite would have to be the Zelda Cloche in black.


debra z October 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

My fave is the Louise Cloche Hat in Black Fur Felt Velour with Vintage ivory Grosgrain Bow. Love the shape and the bow. They’re all so cute though it’s definitely a hard choice to make!


Ginger Kay October 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

I would like to win the Louise in camel, because it would look perfect with my winter coat.


Sarah October 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

These hats are gorgeous!!! I would love to own them all, but if I have to pick just one, I think I’d like to have the Louise cloche hat in black. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win such an amazing hat.


Jamie "ChatterBlossom" October 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

Oh yay!! The possibility of winning one of these fabulous hats is so exciting! I went to her shop and favorited her and many of the hats too! ;-)

I would love to have the Zelda cloche in mint green with brown velvet trim. That is gorgeous!!

Thank you for the chance!


punkmik October 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

my favourite has to be Louise Cloche Hat in Camel Fur Felt Velour with Vintage ivory Grosgrain Bow

What a great hat! It screams sophistication!


Alicia October 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

I love the Brigette Beret in Camel- classic!


Maddy October 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

Oh my word! Those are absolutely beautiful hats :) I think my favorite is the Louise Cloche Hat in Camel Fur Felt Velour with Vintage ivory Grosgrain Bow . It’s lovely :)


Susanne Lund Pedersen October 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

My favourite has got to be the Zelda Cloche hat. It’s so beautiful.

Thank you so much for this great give-away. :D



Raggedy Android October 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

Oh, goodness, how to choose between mint Zelda, black Claudette, and grey Babette…
I love me some cloches, but it will have to be that sharp Babette.


Jana October 19, 2012 at 10:50 am

I adore the Louise cloche hat in black! Yummy.


Erin October 19, 2012 at 10:53 am

I’m drawn to the Claudette and Zelda cloche hats. They have the sass I want to have. I’d say Claudette is more my mood right now!


DebraB October 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

I think all the hats are wonderful, but I love the Louise Cloche Hat in Lavender Fur Felt Velour with Vintage ivory Grosgrain Bow!! I just love the color. This shape is best for me, I’ve found, after trying many hats over the years. Thanks for the opportunity, and for sharing this wonderful site!


Scheri October 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

They are all beautful pieces. But Zelda would be a wonderful addition.


Mer October 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

Gorgeous! I’m not going to admit just how long it took me to pick a single favorite…it’s the Louise Cloche in black with ivory ribbon bow. (The Mint Zelda is a close second, however)


Laura Lowe October 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

The Oliva hat is beautiful! The perfect hat to go with all my 40s suits–and exactly the shape I can’t find anywhere else!


emily October 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

Wonderful hats! My weakness indeed. The eggplant of the Margaret cloche would look wonderful with that gorgeous tweed that has been waiting in my stash for years, but the shape of Delsyia is too much to resist, and the black would work best with my existing coats.

But in honor of Margaret, I put together an etsy treasury featuring her in all her lovely eggplant-ness!


Anna October 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

I’m going to have to agree with you, Katherine, that the Claudette Cloche in Midnight Blue is my favorite. My short hair doesn’t always look good under a hat, but I think this one would work perfectly with a pixie cut.


Shannon October 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I love these but think I NEED, yes NEED the Olivia Fascinator Hat Oh so very My Girl Friday:)


Anna Baria October 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

It has to be Margaret Cloche Hat in Cranberry, I love anything red and I really suit cloche hats, they are all so gorgeous though !


Ewa October 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Oooooh, I just gotta have the Claudette Cloche Hat in Midnight Blue Fur Felt!


Evie October 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

It was hard to narrow down, but I think my favorite is the Zelda Cloche in mint green. I love cloche hats. They work well with my face and hair, and this color is one of my favorites. I have several dark, very wintery hats, but nothing that translates very well into slightly warmer (or at least cheerier) weather. This one is absolutely adorable!!


Joni October 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm

My favorite? I think the Babette. Although to be honest I want them all.


Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns October 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Oh, wow! Quite an amazing Etsy shop! My favorite is the cranberry red cloche (“Margaret”).


katrina October 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I love the Zelda cloche in mint green! i love its asymmetricalness and the color!


Kelsey October 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm

These are to die for! I love every single one, but the Louise cloche is Camel would be so perfect with my winter coat!


Heather October 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I don’t think I can choose! I guess if forced, it would totally be the Delysia in black velour felt–I just love the jaunty angle to it!



Cait October 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

All of the hats are absolutely stunning, truly. My favorite hat by far though, is the Brigette Beret Hat in Camel. I’d love to have this hat because I’m making a black 1954 suit and I think they would compliment each other beautifully. Not to mention it would go perfectly with my hair!
What a wonderful giveaway, I’ll just be sitting here crossing my fingers. ;)


Damia October 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Wow! Beautiful hats! It’s almost too hard to choose 1 favorite :) But the color and shape of the Olivia Fascinator in Teal has captured my heart!

*fingers crossed* :)


PepperReed October 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Ooh! Love hats! Even with my big noggin, I think they’re so stylish. My fave would be Zelda cloche.


joy October 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I love the Oliva in blue with black growgrain, I have the perfect suit to wear it with.


Emily jenkins October 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

My absolute favorite is the Louise cloche in Camel. I have a large head, so I’m not sure any of them would really fit me, but I’ve always wanted a nice neutral cloche, and the Louise has such a classic cut to it!


Kornelia October 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I love those hats! My favourite is Zelda, I love how twenties this hat looks! <3


Sarah Elizabeth October 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Oh I love the Olivia hat in teal! Beautiful shop by the way.


Tia October 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

For me it’s definitely the Louise Cloche in camel. I love it!


leisa franklin October 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I do love a fabulous hat. Spring festival is upon us down under and I could see the Zelda Cloche perched on my noggin.


Mollie October 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Howdy !Howdy! This is your gal, Mollie Von T the Sultana of Style! I just wanted to drop you a tinsey line to gush about how absolutly drool worthy those brain buckets are :) Without a doubt my fav is the Claudette Cloche. Whomever said less is more never felt the rush of wearing something that could make even the shyest girl stand out and sparkle!


Janaya October 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I absolutely ADORE the Zelda Cloche in Mint! I could die in it it’s so gorgeous! I have been searching for a great green hat to compliment my red locks, and this would be perfect! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!


Gill October 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm

What a fabulous giveaway! And such a great choice. After much careful deliberation I whittled it down to the Margaret cloche, I love the symmetry and the dainty shape, and I’m going for the eggplant, because it’s one of my favourite colours, and I just love the little floral decoration.
Here’s hoping …… Xx


Quinn October 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

So many appealing hats, it’s really hard to choose…but for me, it would be Delysia in brown! I’ve worn mostly black for years, and am moving, ever so gradually, into other colors. Browns and olive-greens are both nice.

Wow, what a great selection of elegant hats :)


Valerie M October 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I think I’ve found my new fav etsy shop! I have a huge love of hats (its a sickness really). I love the Babette Cap. Why? See, this is where the sickness part comes in. You know you’re in love when you get that panting breathing thing going on and your stomach feels all funny with the Green Eyed Monster Envy when you see it. Your hands get cramped from the grabbing motion you’re making towards it on the screen…and your boyfriend tells you to wipe the foam from your mouth. Ah, hats. Babette Hat, you were hard to pick as a fav (oh the teal, so lovely too) but its so unique!


Wyldehills October 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I love the style of the Zelda hat, but I don’t think I’d ever wear that shade of green…so I will have to pick the Delysia hat in brown! And if I don’t win, I think I may have to save up and see if I can get Zelda in black!


Always Alice October 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I’m in love with the Delysia hat in black! Im having daydreams about wearing it already. I have a nice wool coat that would look great with and black is a nice dress up color I can mix and match with. And, as a fun fact, Aimee happens to live right down the country road from me as it turns out. Didn’t know that till I read her Etsy blurb. Shout out to the Finger Lakes!


Aimee (aka...Lady Eve!) October 22, 2012 at 11:19 am

Well Hello neighbor! Yes, I’m just in Honeoye Falls. The Delysia is one of my very favorites…so flattering and with the sculpted crown, the hat block alone is a work of art. My heart skipped a beat when I found that one…a “vogue” industrial block picked up from Hollywood!!!



Stacey October 19, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I love this grey hat!!! Although, I have to admit, it was really hard for me to choose because I am a hat junkie. Thank you for the chance to win one of these beauties.


Jane October 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Hi Aimee! What beautiful hats!
Thank you for the giveaway.
I adore hats! It’s difficult to pick just one, but I have decided that the Sybil Fedora is my favorite.


Rachel C. October 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I would definitely choose the Zelda Cloche ( I have tried on just about every cloche hat I have touched, but have never found one that would fit my giant head. This would be a significant upgrade from my men’s straw hat.


Judi October 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Louise Cloche Hat in Lavender Fur Felt Velour with Vintage ivory Grosgrain Bow

Wow – what talent! These are lovely hats and I so love cloches!


Anthea October 20, 2012 at 1:47 am

What a nice giveaway!

I love the color, the bow, the shape, its absolutely my favourite:


Willow October 20, 2012 at 2:55 am

All those hats are absolutely delectable! She is so talented! I’d have to say this beauty is my favourite:
I have a huge obsession with hats (although not that many hats, but hopefully one day I’ll have a big collection of them.) The reason for why I want this hat? Um…well, it’s gorgeous!


Willow October 20, 2012 at 2:58 am

All these hats are absolutely delectable! She is so talented! I’d have to say my favourite would be this beauty:
I have a huge obsession with hats (although not all that many hats unfortunately, but maybe someday I’ll have a big collection of them!) My reason for wanting the hat? Well, it’s absolutely gorgeous!


Ula October 20, 2012 at 4:19 am

I adore the Delysia in black velour felt! There’s nothing like a beautiful 30′s hat. Plus the vintage buckle just makes it more unique. :)


Retro Seamstress October 20, 2012 at 6:23 am

Oh my, those hats are divine! So glad you pointed out this shop. I love cloche hats. But if I had to pick a favourite, it would probably be the black Delysia ( I love the shape, the contrasting trim and vintage buckle. What a lovely unique style.


Natascha October 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

I am in love with the Louise hat, and it would be awsome to walk in the autumn with it on my head :o )
love from Natascha


Patricia October 20, 2012 at 8:58 am


I love all the hats, but my choice would be the ‘Margaret Cloche Hat in Eggplant Fur Felt Velour with Satin Ribbon and Ribbon Flowers’. The vintage styles are great; I hope I’m blessed enough to win one! Thank you for pointing out the shop!


Frances October 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

Well, although the teal Olivia is appealing, I think I’d have to pick the Babette fascinator cap in grey ( as I think it would be more versatile, and, well… I’m a bit of a newbie to the hat-wearing world.


mideva October 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

Claudette Cloche Hat in Midnight Blue Fur Felt Velour with Vintage Clip simply fabulous,so many cute hats,this one would turn the most heads and look just splendid on me.


carson1131 October 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I have far too many dresses screaming that they need the Margaret cloche in cranberry to continue to ignore them! Though I could just spends hours drooling over all the amazing hats!


Angela October 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm


I love the Louise Cloche Hat in Black Fur Felt Velour with Vintage ivory Grosgrain Bow.

I actually have no black hats… so it would be great to have one that I could wear more often, especially for spring.


Jayne October 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

It has to be the Olivia fascinator.
As soon as I saw it I knew it would go perfectly with this pattern that I used for Maria in The Sound of Music last year. It has that Austrian feel to it.

If I won the hat, it would give me the perfect excuse to make a suit for my self.
Don’t you think it would be ever so stylish?


Jessamyn October 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm

The Claudette is fabulous, but alas would never fit properly over my hair, so I would have to plump for the DELYSIA in either black or brown. I love the “swoosh” in the the crown and the stripey ribbon reminds me of a chocolate box!


Kristin October 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Oh my goodness. They’re all so beautiful, but I just love the Louise Cloche in lavender!


Lholy-chan October 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I’d love the Margaret cloche hat in eggplant:
Why? First because I love wearing hats. Then because I really like the color of this one, the green ribbon and the flower.


Melanie October 21, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Oh my! So many lovely hats! I want one of each! Though the one that strikes my fancy most is the teal Olivia fascinator. That would be just wonderful for the Decades of Style Girl Friday blouse I’m starting on – black with teal embroidery detailing on the stacked collar. Rosalind Russell, eat your heart out!


Julia October 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

This is a tough one….I think my favorite would be the Louse Cloche hat in Camel, but they’re all gorgeous! What a great giveaway!


Melissa October 21, 2012 at 7:35 pm

What a generous giveaway of such wonderful craftsmanship! If I won, I would choose the Olivia Fascinator in teal!


Cathy October 22, 2012 at 12:15 am

Oohhh… all so delicious, but Zelda is so delicious and looks like she is up to trouble!


Laura Mae October 22, 2012 at 2:27 am

So many fabulous choices! My favorite has to be the Olivia Fascinator Hat in Teal Felt. And, of course, I would have to make a brand new outfit suitable for such a gorgeous hat!

And how cute is that mannequin?!

Thanks for the giveaway!


Hanna October 22, 2012 at 6:14 am

What a fun giveaway! My favorite is the Delysia in black. There are some fantastic choices, Aimee is very talented!


Anna Depew October 22, 2012 at 10:17 am

Oh my goodness,
What a perfect giveaway! I have had the Louise cloche in my favorites for ages and would be delighted to win one. Thanks to both of you for putting this together for us!


Aimee (aka...Lady Eve!) October 22, 2012 at 11:04 am

Hello Ladies!

I am deeply touched by your gracious comments about my hats! Every word has brightened my day. Making these hats is an exercise in love of vintage fashion and style. I take great joy in breathing new life into an old block.

I started this endeavor because although vintage hats are still out there…their condition is often poor, the style unsuitable, the fit wrong, etc. Since I also love collecting and sewing from vintage patterns, I thought if any gals could appreciate these hats, it would be the lovely ladies here!

Please do check my shop often. I hat more blocks and styles to add including bridal versions of both the 1940s Olivia and 1950′s Grace. I have also recently come into a wider brim hat that simply screams Casablanca, a sculpted pillbox….am eyeing an upturned cloche block and have a sculpted cloche being replicated.

Every hat form you see can be created in your choice of around 40 different colors of lush velour fur felt… or from high quality parasisal straw. Please feel free to convo me at any time.



Emily October 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

Casablanca hat? … oh, yes … please, when? …


Aimee (aka...Lady Eve!) October 26, 2012 at 8:33 am

I am hoping to have the “Ilsa” up in the next 2 weeks. Do check back!



garofit October 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I too like the Claudette cloche.


Audrey October 22, 2012 at 1:35 pm

What a wonderful giveaway! So many great hats, it’s hard to choose just one! The one that really stood out to me was the Margaret cloche in Eggplant: The flower accent is just lovely!


Taysha Riggs October 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Ahhh! So many cute choices but I would have to go with the fall-inspired Delysia in brown velour felt, 1930s scuplted crown


holly October 22, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Claudette Cloche Hat in Midnight Blue Fur Felt Velour with Vintage Clip

: )


Caitlin October 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm

They are all so beautiful! But my favorite is the Louise Cloche Hat in Camel Fur Felt Velour with Vintage ivory Grosgrain Bow. (However, isn’t the Deylsia hat beautiful? It’s so hard to choose)

Thanks for introducing us to this shop!


laura hulford October 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I can’t decide between the claudette or the Louise cloche. the Claudette has the thrill factor- I’m in love with it and it would help me to branch out into the style I love but am not always brave enough to wear. The Louise is beautiful. I would not have to be gutsey to try it, and the lavender colour would make me feel beautiful. The Louise in Lavender it is!


Nadia Lewis October 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Oo! What a great giveaway!

I like the Zelda cloche best. :D


Helen October 23, 2012 at 4:57 am

Oooh! What fabulous hats!

As a life-long hat lover, I could choose so many of them, but the one that’s really calling to me is the Delysia in brown velour
Not only is it beautiful (as are all the hats on there), but it looks to be of a slightly asymmetric shape which really suits my face and would frame it well. And brown is such a versatile colour too.

Well, even if I don’t win, I’ll be saving my pennies for that one.


Lorelai October 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

After much debate, I’d have to say the Brigette Beret Hat in Camel Fur Felt Velour with Black Grosgrain Bow!


EmSewCrazy October 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

Wow these are just beautiful! What a hard decision! I think my favorite is the Zelda Hat in Mint Green


Sylvea October 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

ooooh so cute!

It’s hard to chose, honestly. They are all lovely.


Melanie October 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

The Claudette Cloche Hat in Midnight Blue Fur Felt Velour with Vintage Clip is must. Classy and sassy. That hat + red lipstick + hip flask = instant flapper fun !


Amy October 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Wow! These are absolutely stunning and are officially on my Christmas wishlist! The Zelda Cloche Hat in Mint Green is perfection.


Linda N October 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

The Sybil Fedora is stunning! I think I just found a favorite place!


Marsha October 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Oooh! More hats to drool over. I don’t think my bank account will thank you AT ALL :)
Actually an easy one for me. The green “Zelda” hat is the cats meow.


Sarah Grace October 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm

This is a simply fabulous giveaway! I would be beyond pleased to win one of these hats. It would be very hard to decide on just one, but the Zelda in Mint Green would be my first choice, with the Claudette in Midnight Blue as an extremely close second.

Sarah Grace


Trudy Callan October 24, 2012 at 1:25 am

What lovely hats. One of these beauties would make a nice addition to any wardrobe. My choice is the Babette Cap Fascinator Hat in Grey Fur Felt Velour because Grey is a very flattering color for me. I would feel amazing in it.
sewingwithtrudy at yahoo dot com


Susan October 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

What a superb site. I love them all! However, having a large head, I’d really like the Grace cocktail hat – it certainly would make a great eyecatcher.
I LOVE hats and have just started trying to make some myself. I’ve just used an upturned salad bowl to try and do some blocking of felt ….


Tina C. October 25, 2012 at 1:19 am

I adore Babbette


natalie webb October 25, 2012 at 4:11 am

I adore the Marie Tilt Hat Fascinator I would wear it everyday :p


Coraniaid October 25, 2012 at 6:39 am

You may just be right. I am in love with that Claudette cloche, although the Louise style was tempting I really like the swirl detail on the first.


Eileen October 25, 2012 at 8:52 am

I’m head over heels for the Zelda cloche. Not only is it my favorite color, but the name (and look of the hat) make me think of Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of my favorite author, and legend in her own right. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I’ve added the shop to my favorites and am sure to show “Santa” more than a few that I like.


Bobbi October 25, 2012 at 8:52 am

I love the Sybil fedora! It’s beautiful and perfect and matches the image of me that’s in my head. Oh, I hope I win!


Valerie October 25, 2012 at 9:01 am

Oh my gosh what cool hats! I imagine that would be so much fun to learn to do (and lots and lots of work!)
My favorite is this one >>>>
it’s just too cute!


Jenni October 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

Without a doubt, I love the Claudette Cloche the best! But they are all beautiful! What a talented milliner – and an awesome and generous giveaway! :)


Mrs. Gendy October 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

This hat:

needs a home.

With me.

And I will hug him and love him and squeeze him and call him … Babette the Hat-ette.


Verena October 25, 2012 at 10:05 am

Ooooh, I love them all, but my favourite has to be Zelda in Mint – the shape and the colour … just fabulous! :)


Kat October 25, 2012 at 11:22 am

I love the Louise cloche! It’s special enough to be interesting but I think it would go with everything. A beautiful shape!


Anne October 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Although I have a soft spot in my heart for all berets and cloches, my favorite simply must be the Babette Cap Fascinator Hat! I would probably chose one in Ivory, with veiling, to match a 1940′s spring/summer suit.

Of course, then I would have to pair the hat/suit with a dream picnic in the countryside with my hubby…


Kat Hardisty October 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Oh, so many gorgeous hats to choose from! I think (after a lot of debate with myself, haha!) my favourite is the Delysia in brown velour felt. Such a gorgeous style, I love the striped ribbon trim, and the colour would go well with my hair and wardrobe.

Thanks for the chance to enter such a lovely giveaway!


Roxy October 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm

The Delysia in Brown is absolutely stunning, in my opinion :D


Smee October 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I thought I was going to say the black ones, since they are so versatile, but I keep going back to the Zelda. Green is my favourite colour, and this cloche is just killer. I’m betting it’d look great with any of the many green dresses I’m already planning in my melon to go with it…


Kimberly October 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I’ve always wanted a Cloche of my own and the black Louise Cloche is just beautiful :)


Shira October 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I love all of your hats! But my favourite is the Louise cloche in black.


Adele October 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Zelda Cloche Hat in Mint Green Fur Felt Velour with Brown Velvet trim!

I have been searching for a large-size cloche for the longest time. It’s my favourite hat-style. I’m already imagining it with one of my green necklaces and the beige dress with splashes of mint-green. And as the summer temperatures rise, and the palms sway gaily next to my veranda in Brisbane, I gaze upon this thing of beauty and dream of winter.


Elena Vo October 25, 2012 at 11:34 pm

The Sybil Fedora Hat in Beige Fur Felt Velour is just as spunky as myself! Thanks for the generous giveaway and for telling us about this lovely shop <3


Camelia Crinoline October 26, 2012 at 12:54 am

Fabulous giveaway. I would pick the Brigette Beret in raspberry.


Elizabeth Sharron October 26, 2012 at 3:27 am

After an agonizingly long time spent trying to decide what hat I love best…I decided it was deylsia in brown. It may have been one of the hardest decisions of my life as these are all gorgeous hats…. This may be one of the best give always ever.


alexus1325 October 26, 2012 at 10:44 am

Oooh, tough choice between the brown Delysia and the midnight blue Claudette! Congratulations on opening your shop, Aimee! You’re keeping the skills alive, a truly admirable venture :D


laglov October 26, 2012 at 10:48 am

What a fabulous giveaway and what fabulous hats!!! They are all delicious, but I think my favorite is the black Louise Cloche.


Megan October 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Love the Louise cloche hat in camel, but they are all cute!


Flora Bailleux October 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

The Grace 50′s cocktail hat is my favorite!
How could’nt you have a distinguished look with such a hat? It would look amazing with a New Look type dress with a tight waist and a full skirt.^^
It’s great to see style coming back in hats. It’s the perfect accessory to give some allure to a plain or monochromatic outfit. Accessories make all the difference!


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