Hello Dollies Hats
Millinery Magic with Jill Taylor 
Fully qualified professional tuition
All aspects of traditional millinery
Small classes - individual attention
Great Fun 
$150.00 per person per day.
Call 06 368-6617 to enquire about dates to suit.
Courses can accomodate up to 3 students at my salon.
If any course is cancelled, the deposit will be transferred to an alternative date. 
 Note: If cancelled within 24 hours,  deposit is not transferable. 
Material Costs are additional and include:
One Felt (choice of colours available at that time),
One natural Sisal Straw, block, wire, tape,
linings, headbands, stiffener and my patterns
A fee of $85.00 for 2 or more days - time 10.00am to 4.30pm (two hats)
A fee of $65.00 for a single day. Note: only one hat will be completed.
Course deposit of $50.00 must be recieved 2 weeks prior to your booking.
To experience the enjoyment of these fun and informative classes, you can use our Online Booking Form or just click on 'contact' on the menu to phone us and provide us with your preferences.

'I love the atmosphere and the thrill of my work progressing. This millinery course has been exciting and far exceeded my expectations'.
'Jill has been so helpful with her patience and warm personality - not to mention her experienced hands that have helped me a great deal to learn the tricks of the trade. This has been a really interesting class'.
'My family could not believe I made these hats. Jill has the ability to impart confidence. She is capable of giving each student individual attention while keeping a watchful eye on the rest of the class'.
           ABOUT JILL
Hats have been an important part of any costume through countless ages and they should be designed to compliment the ‘whole look’ that any wardrobe team or Fashion Designer hopes to achieve.

I have this knowledge and have practiced these principles for over 50 years.

Having spent 13 years in the United States , I was privileged to teach classes for fashion design at at Woodbury University in Burbank , Los Angeles - also teaching evening classes for Community Education in America and now continuing them in New Zealand .

My contacts through teaching gained me an opening for work with the Movie Studios and Production companies such as Warner Bros and Paramount etc.

Some of my assignments included the creating of hats for these movies and others -

‘MAVERICK’                        ‘BADGIRLS’                       ‘GERONIMO’

The NBC Television Movie of the week ‘MOMENT OF TRUTH’ as well as the TV Mini series 'TEXAS' and ‘PS – I LOVE YOU’.

The production of creative headpieces for 8 PRINCESS CRUISE LINE SHIPS – working direct with Costumers and Designers. Other great productions included OPERA and THEATRE and ‘SNOOPY’S CHRISTMAS ICE FOLLIES’.


My most exciting achievement in America was creating the giant Puppets Hats for the ‘OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 1996 ATLANTA OLYMPIC GAMES’.

Since my return to N.Z, I have attained both winner and runner-up status at the Auckland and Otaki Racing Carnivals ‘FASHION IN THE FIELD’ - Christmas and Easter events for both the ‘Outrageous’ section and the ‘Fashion’ entries.
Jill takes pride combining tutoring with clever interpretation of ideas and flair.
This results in hats & headpieces made with quality and style by YOU.