Welcome to Claire Catchpole Millinery

My name is Claire Jackson and I create couture bespoke ladies hats for all occasions from initial design to final fit and finishing. My hats are created from scratch using couture millinery techniques, I do not buy in hat bodies and then add ribbon and extras.

I use design styles from the many originals I have acquired over the years or from pictures, templates and patterns from the original 1940’s/50’s era. I recreate hats that represent the range of these eras. from the CC41 austerity period of ‘make do and mend’, right through to some more elaborate American late 40’s early 50’s styles.

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