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At the Sea Side Fascinator

Added May 14, 2011

by Rikki Cade B...

Bedford, United ...






For my 7th project in my ND1 (national diploma year 1) in fashion and textiles, I was given the brief of designing a fashion accessory around the theme “at the sea side,” My accessory was to be made from felt which i had to make my self, i was also limited to only using two colures, as i didn’t particularly like the colours that the college had in stock i ordered my own of the internet (typically i ordered to much). I used two shades of blue which i blended as well as white which i dyed using tea. I was greatly inspired by vintage postcards and photos which helped me to determine my colour pallet, for the structure of my fascinator i was inspired by shells and for the vail i took inspiration from a fishing net. over all i am really pleased with the way in which his has turned out. i hope you like it.

Material Notes

Merino wool (to make felt)
tea bags to dye the wool
vinegar to fix the die




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    May 19, 2011, 06.53 PMby NeederMoo

    That looks awesome!

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    May 16, 2011, 04.10 AMby mollykatherine

    Its really cool! it reminds me of a clam shell, and something the darling mermaid darlings would wear!

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      May 18, 2011, 03.20 PMby Rikki Cade Battle

      thanks, yeah i looked at clams when drawing for my sketch book work and quite a few people have mentioned that it reminded them of the bikini top type thing that the little mermaid wore.

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    May 15, 2011, 08.07 AMby Rikki Cade Battle

    thank you, lol yeah that is a shame, but nether mind.

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    May 14, 2011, 08.12 PMby leahfranqui

    Super cool! What a shame the royal wedding has passed…

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