Holiday Party Dress & Fascinator
An update to last week’s weekly creation: From Friday night, here I am in the holiday party dress. Overall, I think the dress was a hit. Despite copious amounts of drink and food, all seams stayed intact and, more importantly, it certainly gave me an opportunity to talk about sewing with other party goers. So many folks, it seems, want to sew more. I definitely encouraged them to give it a try (especially the women who already have sewing machines) and just see what they can do.
See the fascinator in my hair? In the spirit of the feed sacks of the 30s and 40s I partially made it from something that food comes in.
The netting is from the red mesh bag that clementines / Cuties / tangerines (whatever they’re called) come in. I first got the idea from this gal and decided to make it with some variations. The leaves were sewn directly onto red corduroy and then stitched together on a piece of felt with a clip. If anyone is interested I can write up a more detailed tutorial
I’d love to figure out more ways to upcycle items that we consume daily. Any suggestions?
And I’m sure a number of you have a Cutie bag at home — anyone up to making your own fascinator?