My parents are going to a dinner party on the 29th with the theme of Bow Ties and Fascinators, and so my mum asked me to make her a fascinator for the occasion. Although I am a creative person, I have never made anything like this before so it was a bit of a challenge, but it turned out OK.....
Ta Da! My first ever fascinator. My mum is wearing a red dress so wanted something match that was "funky". I did a red/white/blue theme as a nod to the Union Jack colours...
And a view from the top! Not too close up mind you as the finishing is a bit squiffy! ha ha!
Lets just say that I wont be changing career to become a milliner!
Speaking of which, there are three people who I follow who make fascinators/are milliners properly and are worth checking out if you don't already follow them;
Little Rascal - my friend and creator of lovely hair flowers, fascinators & hats
Milliner Me Kimothy - I discovered this gals blog only a few weeks ago. She lives in Tampa, FL and gave me some great thrifting tips for when I visit in a few weeks :))
Kalandra Jane Millinary & Musings - Fellow Mancunian and maker of fabulous hats and fascinators.
Kally also mentioned on her blog that she was having a stall at the Northern Quarter Street Party - a 40s themed street party for the Royal Wedding in Manchester's arts quarter;
(Blurb taken from NQ street Party website)