With the Queen's Jubilee kicking off yesterday, I figured it was only fitting to whip up a seriously fabulous fascinator for the occasion. With a cup of tea and some white gloves, this could totally transport you straight into Buckingham Palace.
Thick Sinamay or similar ribbon
Large silk flower
Decorative feather floral picks
Needle and thread
First I started by cutting the stem and removing the center from the flower. I was able to pull mine right out but depending on the type of flower, you may need to cut it out. After that I hot glued the button in the hole for the center.
After that go ahead and start folding and twisting the ribbon into a shape you like. This whole project is very customizable so it's really all about what you like. Once you get the ribbon formed the way you like put a few stitches in with coordinating thread to secure the folds. Be sure and make the stitches discrete so that once the fascinator is done they are unseen.
Once the main ribbon piece is secured, you can attach the hair comb to the back. When you attach the comb remember to attach it so that the open end is toward the center of the fascinator. You also want it attached so the comb bends along your head, so that it lays flat against it. I sewed around the teeth but you can also run a bead of glue along the solid part to add extra adhesion.
Now go ahead and slide the feather picks throughout the ribbon. I used hot glue to attach them within the ribbon.
Finally, I glued the flower to the center and Voila!
Brew up a pot of Earl Grey, slip on a pair of white gloves, and with your fabulous new fascinator you'll feel like royalty in no time.