And of course, for a spring racing carnival, I had to have a very spring-y dress. What could be better than hydrangeas!
First up - I need to showcase the amazing fascinator that I purchased from CulpBaubles on Etsy. I would add a link here, but there is unfortunately nothing in the shop for you to buy! (***See update at bottom of post***) Anyway, here it is:
I also want to thank my hair for co-operating. There is only three bobby pins and a little bit of hairspray holding this together believe it or not!
I used the same pattern as the dress I made for the Rose Seidler House Fifties Fair (and the same pattern I'm using in my birthday giveaway!) Its just such a wonderful pattern and I LOVE the collar!!! The fabric was from the home furnishings section of Spotlight. I had to have some as soon as I saw it, and thank goodness there was a 30% off sale, because it wasn't cheap! I also added some lilac ribbon trim for good measure.
Unfortunately, they didn't have any hydrangeas in their gardens...
I just wanted to say something about these shoes - I bought them online from Styletread, and they arrived really quickly and were really comfy. They are all leather and were originally $190, but I got them for $40 - BARGAIN!!!
Totally painted my nails to match...
Throughout the day I drank champagne:
And watched the horses run past from a lovely spot in the grandstand, out of the sun and in the breeze (it got quite warm considering its only the first week of spring!!!)
I did place a few bets but none of them came through.... but it didn't really matter, it was just a lovely day out!
While I was making this dress I was also making another one (I tell you, favourite pattern at the moment!) that will serve as a demo of the dress you could win in fabric of your choice, so I hope you've entered the giveaway!!!! I'll finish it this weekend and you'll see it on Monday. I'm also going to work on a muslin for my contribution to the Fall for Cotton sew-along. Another busy weekend ahead of me!
Enjoy your weekend!!
UPDATE!!! Jennifer from CulpBaubles just contacted me to say oops - she didn't realise the listings in her shop had expired! Check out her gorgeous fascinators here! I think this one is my favourite!