As promised, here’s the fascinator I made for the recent wedding, which I blogged about yesterday. I went for a 1950s style to match my outfit (I was going for Mad Men of course, who wouldn’t).
In terms of how-tos, there’s little to tell you about this project — it’s simply a matter of choosing your colours, buying your individual items and fashioning them together.
I cheated and bought a ready-made teardrop shaped sinamay fascinator base, but next time I’ll be good and hand make one, honest!
I made a red velvet bow a la Elsie Larson for the back and attached faux (okay, obviously plastic) cherries to the back to add a fun, rockabilly element. I also stitched netting to the front and a hair comb on the underneath of the base to secure it to my hair.
What do ya think? I loved making it and have the distinct feeling I’ll be making more. In fact, I may start a revolution; let’s get women wearing fascinators more often! They’re all too easily limited to weddings and the confines of our own homes and quite frankly, it’s weird (but wonderful) wearing one while doing housework!