Seppelt Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse is a fun family day. What this screams for us is matching family outfits! Unfortunately, Mum and Dad were not able to join us like last year. Luckily (or unluckily for her) Sophia was able to join us and helped design her own dress for the day.
We purchased the navy and white gingham from Spotlight. We wanted to ensure that there would be a contrast in the scale of the pattern to add some textural interest to the outfits.
Pattern: Bodice Simplicity 6408 and skirt Vogue 9349 Fabric: Navy and white gingham from Spotlight Lexington Headpiece: Lauren J Ritchie
Our dear friend Dr Kate, also known as Stitches and Sutures comes over for Sewing Sundays. The champion helped us with the sewing for this week. Taking on challenges such a large amounts of hand sewing, advanced Vogue Pants and welt zippers. Her dedication can be best demonstrated by her commitment to Lauren’s straight hems on her pants. Thank you Dr Kate!
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.
Design: Bodice pattern Vogue 9355 with circle skirt with quarter circle godet Fabric: Navy and white gingham from Spotlight Abby Bow Headpiece: Lauren J Ritchie Shoes: Wittner
It was a wonderful week to create outfits for Stakes Day. Check out our Melbourne Cup Day and Derby Day looks to see what else we made for the week.
This dress started with a moment of Erin say, “Loz, I’ve had a vision”. Which usually results in a great feat of sewing marvel and a hopefully incredible outcome. The vision this time was a patchwork dress in which we make hexagons that are then fused to fabric with vlisafix then stitched to the fabric then constructed into a dress. This process started over a year ago with a stack of black and white fabric.
Hexagon construction started but with a few days to go until Derby Day last year we realised it wasn’t going to be possible to finish the dress in time. So in came our black a white version of Vogue 1566, which you can read more about in our post here. This year with a little more planning the dress returned and with a lot of determination and hexagon sewing on trams we made it!