About Isabella Josie

Isabella Josie

Hi, I’m Isabella Josie, I hope you have had fun looking around my website and shop and found a hat you love. If you would prefer a custom made design, just let me know, we can have great fun creating together!

I adore the process of sculpting a hat – all my headpieces are made completely by hand in my home based millinery studio in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. A typical hat takes a day to create as I like to use traditional millinery techniques throughout the design and crafting process.

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Hand blocking felt on a wooden millinery block.

I am lucky enough to live near Goodwood and have the perfect opportunity to create vintage inspired headpieces for Goodwood Revival, quirky and flamboyant styles for the races as well as elegant hats for weddings and more formal occasions. If you live locally, please do get in touch, it would be great to meet you in person.

My first millinery memory is of my Grandma creating beautiful hats in her back room on her wooden blocks – if only I could chat to her now to discover her ‘trade secrets!’. I have been lucky enough to learn my own millinery skills from several excellent teachers and I endeavour to use these traditional couture hat making techniques throughout my work.

I’ve have always loved making things and helping others to get started on their own crafty adventures. It’s great fun teaching a group of new people about fascinator making, if you are interested in a party please get in touch. To find out more about my millinery adventures please check out the blog section on my website.