Kennedy Oaks Day is also known as Ladies day. It is a day that celebrates great style with the National final of the Myer Fashions on the Field and the Millinery Award. Through Lauren’s millinery work she was invited to present a piece as part of the Myer Millinery Award. See the outfit Erin wore to model the piece further down. It was a fantastic day with two contrasting outfits by the Two Sewing Sisters, take a look.
The Myer Millinery Award is a prestigious competition that is open to Milliners across the globe. A selection of 60 of the best applications are invited to present a piece on Kennedy Oaks Day. This year Lauren created this stunning red tulle piece titled Mayfair. Erin modelled the piece and wore the red tulle dress that was created for an event earlier in the year.
Melbourne Cup is known as the race that stops a nation. The day is about celebration and vibrant colours. We wanted to outfits that had feminine lines with full skirts while remaining true to the spirit of the day.
A modern day Marie Antoinette out for Erin was inspired by the stunning shoes from Irregular Choice. The quirky design and hues gave a striking base for this outfit.
The cobalt blue fabric was a challenge to work into the curve of the pattern we chose. Both great elements however for future makes we would use a natural fibre for this pattern to be ensure the line around the bust sits flat.
The Millinery Association of Australia is a not for profit organisation. It encompasses a diverse range of millinery, from traditional hats to costume. They host events that showcase quality millinery with professional and enthusiastic members that unite to raise the profile of millinery in Australia.
Each year at the end of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington the Millinery Association hosts an evening event for their members. As Lauren is a member the Two Sewing Sisters attended the event.
Pattern: Over layer Butterick 9764 Under layer Simplicity 4070 Fabric: Spotlight, South Melbourne Hat: Lauren J Ritchie Shoes: Irregular Choice Bag: Olga Berg Earrings: Northside Southside
Pattern: Over layer Butterick 9764 Under layer Simplicity 4070 Fabric: Spotlight, South Melbourne Hat: Lauren J Ritchie Shoes: Wittner Bag: Oroton Earrings: Northside Southside