Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

A queen on a budget, please…..

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2015 at 11:43 pm

An accurate assessment of the current state of costuming and millinery; please understand that this work is well researched, painstakingly done, and usually completely by hand. You are paying for the education and fine workmanship as well as the historical accuracy.

A Damsel in This Dress


‘I need an Anne  Boleyn dress… my budget is £300.  Can you provide the fabrics? ‘

‘I need a complete posh 15th century outfit ( hose, doublet, gown, hat),  historically accurate, silk and linen, hose in wool.  I can spend £250.’

‘Can you do a posh Victorian for £320? can add another £40 if you make a corset too.’

‘ I want a duchess gown, stays and underpinnings for a ball – how much would it be? I have about £280 to spend on the project’

‘ I found this steampunk coat on ebay,  I want one just like that, but in different wool, with silk lining, and made bespoke – can pay £100. ( the picture of the coat was attached – and I found it online too…. it was a Karen Miller , offered for £200  = should still be seen here.’

These quotes  are direct lines…

View original post 2,221 more words


Past and Present Millinery to Present April 6th, 2014

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

St. Phillips Lutheran Church in Littleton, Co. has asked us to come do a short presentation on millinery and hats for their yearly spring tea, this year’s theme – “Hat’s Off To The Ladies”.

Pictures to follow!

New Elfin Scoodies!

In Uncategorized on July 2, 2012 at 6:06 am

What’s a scoodie?  It’s a hood with a scarf attached!  I came up with a brand new pattern, and have tried out several variations – all of them listed in my Etsy shop.  This pattern is available in custom colors.

Westword Writeup of My Hats

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2012 at 1:41 am

Westword is a Denver based alternative news magazine, and while I was vending at the Bazaar B Q, this gentleman interviewed a bunch of us.


Without further ado, here is the link to the article!

Welcome to Past and Present Millinery!

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

Here, all your hat needs and fantasies can be fulfilled.  Custom orders are our bread and butter; no two hats are ever the same, so you are guaranteed a unique piece to awe and impress.

We do Bridal, Couture, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Cosplay,  Playa, Gothic,  Historically Accurate, and just plain fun!

Average turn around on a hat is two weeks.

Please contact us for a quote!