How long will my order take to make?
Orders are handmade upon receipt of the order unless listed on the ready made collection page .
Check my current production time line page for up to date information
General Production quidelines are below
standard orders 5 to 10 business days depending on the design ( refer to individual product listing ) , customised may take a few days longer if materials need to be ordered in
Please note during Spring racing carnival and lead up to Melbourne cup (September through to early November ) this may be longer depending on order levels
custom made design 2-4 weeks dependant on details of the order
My event is sooner than your usual order time, can you help me?
A rush order may be possible depending on time of year and current order commitments. please email me including your postcode ,contact telephone number , the design , colour and the date of your event to email@example.com
MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL
Please note in the lead up to spring racing carnival week (Derby Day / Melbourne Cup / Oakes day / Stakes day ) the earlier you get your order in the better . Mid september to mid october is the busiest time of year for receipt of orders . Many of the materials used are imported from as far away as the Uk , these cannot be ordered in quickly at the very last minute.
I can rarely do rush orders during october , please order as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Can you do small changes to a design or in different colours than shown ?
Yes , I'm happy to accommodate special requests where possible , many of the design can be made in other colours , combinations of colours or can have a colour accent added to complement your outfit (dependant on material availability )
Please email to discuss changes to a design or special colour requests at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please give the style number and details of the changes you require, when you need the item for and your delivery postcode.
where are you located , do you have a retail store I can visit ?
After many years in Sydney , Sassy millinery has recently relocated to the beautiful Central Coast NSW . I do not have a store or showroom for you to visit, my designs are only available online.
Our Refund Policy
Please note we do not refund on orders if you simply change your mind or for issues such as event cancellation , changes to your outfit , weather , postal delays . If you are in doubt with style or colours etc please email us your questions prior to ordering .
How do the hats and headpieces stay on my head?
Hats are secured to your head by a hair comb and thin elastic that tucks under your hair
Some of the head pieces and Fascinators come on a thin ribbon covered metal headband, suitable for all head sizes and sometimes a small comb also . others are available on either a comb or a headband , depending on the design .
bobby pins can also be used to anchor the piece in place over the headband for larger / heavier pieces and over the hat elastic on hats .
Do you need to know my head measurement when ordering ?
No , we do not require your head measurement , all headpieces and hats are one size fits all
What does 'hand Blocked' actually mean?
Blocking is the first stage in the process used by milliners to shape a hat or headpiece .We use a wooden hat block to do this. .Hat blocks themselves are beautiful handcrafted sculpture like pieces made by master craftsmen , and can often be beautiful pieces of art in their own right. The raw materials are placed over these wooden blocks to create the basic shape . Using steam and water, the material can be stretched , draped and often manipulated until the desired shape is achieved . Once dry or 'set' the shape is removed from the block to be worked on further to create the finished hat or headpiece .
Custom made designs
If you wish to have a hat or headpiece custom made please email me at email@example.com
Average production is 2-4 weeks .
Please give as much information as you can ( list a couple of my designs you like, any dislikes or likes , colours , details you would like included etc , photos of your outfit is also helpful ) and when its required by. If you have no idea of what you want and are very open to suggestions please also let me know . Please note i do not reproduce other milliners work , if you like their designs i suggest you contact the original maker .
Please note during peak periods it may take me a few days to get back to you