Saturday, 19 June 2010

Ascot Commission

I was very lucky to be asked to make a fascinator for a lovely lady for Ascot this year. Once we had established she would have to dress for the Royal Enclosure this is the design I came up with.

Firstly I blocked three leaf shapes using three layers of sinamy and wired them ready to be covered in pale gold silk. I then embellished the leaves with gold coloured bugle beads.

BLOCKING

WIRED AND HEMMED

The feathers I used vary in style there are narrow, coq and curled goose biot feathers which have been steamed, curled and shaped by hand. It is attached to a clear come and elastic. 

CLOSE UP OF FEATHER & BEAD DETAILING

SIDE VIEW

BACK VIEW

She was very happy with her fascinator and I hope she had a wonderful day and won a few pennies too.

5 comments:

Izabela said...

it is very nice! I hope she looked best wearing it :)
xxx

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

very pretty!

Gemma said...

Wow! Fabulous darling! How great to have one of your creations in the Royal Enclosure
Gemxxx

Craft Matters said...

That's wonderful! You did a fantastic job.

Suzanne Vaughan said...

How lovely for you AND her! I love fascinators.