Fee McToal Millinery
Hi folks!! This is me trying to pose while not getting myself run over by cars flying down the road to the golf course!! This picture was taken at something like 7 in the morning by my wonderful hubster and thankfully the makeup hides my tired eyes!! He suggested that I sit in the middle of the road and get the “shot of the trees” in the background, hmmmm…………..
I fell into millinery about 8 years ago and loved it straight away and haven’t looked back!! I am an award winning milliner, creating bespoke and quirky pieces for weddings and race days.
I have been sewing since about the age of 4 when my mum passed down her sewing skills from her Nanna and also from the fact that when tracing my family tree I discovered that I come from a generation of family tailors and seamstresses in Melbourne. I even found out that my descendants made the tracksuits for the 1950’s Olympics in Melbourne Australia!!!
I moved here with my family in the late 80s, studying fashion & design amongst other things then with a change in job circumstances, I then had fun establishing my business in early 2015 from my home studio in the rural area of Ballymoney. At the beginning of October 2019 I decided to take the plunge and rent a "pod" from The Designerie in Bushmills.
Makers House, The Designerie is situated approximately 45 minutes from Ballymena, 20 minutes from Portrush and Porstewart, 15 minutes from Coleraine, so you could have a “ladies do lunch” day!!!