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Silver wedding fascinator

26 August 2008, 12:01

You may remember that I made my silver linen dress to wear to our friends Holly and Simon’s wedding this weekend. While at Holly’s delightful (and crafty!) hen party / tea party on Sunday, I mentioned that I was debating whether to make a matching fascinator and it was demanded that I comply!

So in the spirit of my first fascinator, I got out a bit of scrap plastic, some soft, squishy fleece, silver linen leftover from my dress, and grey netting and went to town…

You can see exactly how I made my first fascinator by downloading this tutorial (I originally wrote it for BurdaStyle):

How to make a Fascinator (pdf download)

I’m particularly smitten with this fascinator because I was able to incorporate the fraying linen into the design itself – I cut a lengthwise strip of the silver linen, frayed the long edges, then made symmetrical pleats in it to cover up the net attachment points. Because yesterday was a bank holiday here in England, I got lots of sewing done, but didn’t put on a pinch of makeup so you’ll have to wait until this weekend to see the dress and fascinator together! But because I was so busy, you’ve got lots more sewing treats in store this week!

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  1. This is really sweet and darling. I am a bit afraid of wearing fascinators…
    But I may follow your example and be brave!!!

    hmmm, my test words were:
    baked suffered – fascinating!

    Geri    Aug 26, 12:57 PM    #
  2. Love it! I wish we wore more hats in the States.

    — Lindsay T    Aug 26, 03:09 PM    #
  3. That is so cool!!

    (Finally catching up… still VERY busy)

    Tany    Sep 15, 06:11 PM    #

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