Make Your Own Fascinator

Fold 1 meter of black tulle into 4 stair-stepped layers.

Fold 1 meter of black tulle into 4 stair-stepped layers.
Thread a needle with thread the same colour as your tulle and, after knotting it securely through all layers of tulle at one end, run it over and under the intersections of tulle until you reach the end.

Thread a needle with thread the same colour as your tulle and, after knotting it securely through all layers of tulle at one end, run it over and under the intersections of tulle until you reach the end.

Gather the thread tightly, knot it securely and snip the ends of thread.

Gather the thread tightly, knot it securely and snip the ends of thread.

Play around with the placement of the feathered patches until you are happy with them.

Play around with the placement of the feathered patches until you are happy with them.

Lay the tulle on top of the feather patches and using a thimble sew all of the layers together.

Lay the tulle on top of the feather patches and using a thimble sew all of the layers together.

Clip flower pin through the center of the tulle and feathers.

Clip flower pin through the center of the tulle and feathers.

Wear to a Royal Baby Shower Tea Party in honor of the Duchess of Cambridge hosted by the Palliser in Calgary! (It was a wonderful party!)

Wear to a Royal Baby Shower Tea Party in honor of the Duchess of Cambridge hosted by the Palliser in Calgary! (It was a wonderful party!)

This gorgeous family caught my eye at the tea party.  They all looked fantastic in their fascinators! Most of these fascinators can be found at Chapel Hats at Chinook Center in Calgary.

This gorgeous family caught my eye at the tea party. They all looked fantastic in their fascinators! Most of these fascinators can be found at Chapel Hats at Chinook Center in Calgary. Pictured from left to right are Jane Sali (baby), Phyllis Schneider, Kristie Schneider, Lesley Schneider, and Lindsay Sali.

Jane Sali (baby), Phyllis Schneider, me, Lesley Schneider, Lindsay Sali

Local fashion blogger, Linda Sui, made her own fascinator too so we had to get our picture taken together after we had admired one another's creativity!

Local fashion blogger, Linda Sui, made her own fascinator too so we had to get our picture taken together after we had admired one another’s creativity!

My pregnant sister-in-law, Star King, was my plus one to the tea party.  She bought a fascinator on-site from Chapel Hats and then got to pose with the next best thing to the real Duchess of Cambridge.

My pregnant sister-in-law, Star King, was my plus one to the tea party. She bought a fascinator on-site from Chapel Hats and then got to pose with the next best thing to the real Duchess of Cambridge.

The Royal Baby Tea Shower was a charity event hosted by The Fairmont Palliser Calgary.  I won tickets to go from my friend Ryan who blogged about it in his usual cheeky way here.  (You should check out his post to see what his vote is for the gender and name of the Royal Baby.)  The tea party was held in the Crystal Ballroom which is where I dreamed of having my wedding reception when I was a little girl.  We were treated to a performance by the gorgeous and very talented violinist, Sophie Seraphino  and I could have listened to her for much longer than the two pieces that she performed.  All in all, it was a very impressive tea party!

 

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