Design Wall Monday

Due to some family health issues, I have had very little time to sew lately.  I am hoping to have some catch-up time starting in June, though, and that is keeping me going.

I did manage to find some time to make a hat, of all things!  Our church had a gala last Saturday, which was also the day of the Kentucky Derby.  The party had a racino theme, and everyone was invited to wear a hat.

I’ve been fascinated with “fascinators” ever since Princess Beatrice wore the pink toilet-seat fascinator to Prince Harry’s wedding.  So I decided to make one.

I muddled through the directions I could find here and there on line, but I would really love to take a real millinery class.  And I have to say, it was a lot of fun to wear this hat.  It was so lightweight, I would forget I even had it on.  Occasionally I would catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror and scare myself half to death!


PS:  If you have some extra time, go to ETSY and search for fascinator.  And PPS:  My hair really isn’t that orange!!!  I can’t get it to photograph right.  My excuse this time is that I took it in “bathroom light”…

7 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday”

  1. Love it, Love it, Love it! I am so darn jealous of you (in a good way) – you are so creative.
    My creativity starts and ends at “Do What?”

  2. Daling(notice I left out the r on purpose) I just loooove the hat. We should all wear homemade hats to the party next year in Feb. What do you think of that????

  3. I saw a fsacinator in a store while shopping for bathing siuts for the cruise. I fell in love, but it awas $75! No way. So I found a place in Austrailia (it came ouf of S. Korea so it was probably child labor) for $12 including shipping. I wore it all over the ship (and with my bathing suit) and got lots of comments.

    Love yours. I need to make a few now that I have time!


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