How to Create a Fascinator
I have been dying to wear a fascinator all summer and I had a chance to wear one at a wedding. I wanted to buy a ready-made version but it was too pricey. Some places were selling it for $100+ and for something that I will not use more than a couple of times, it was not worth it. It is actually cheaper to buy it online, the only problem is that you won’t be able to try it on.
Ophelie Hats carries a wide range of fascinators and their line can also be found in several locations on Queen West in Toronto.
In the end I decided to make my own. It was not too difficult to make. The only tricky part was manipulating the netting. To make the fascinator I bought a velvet head band, some feathers and a net veil and sewed everything together. I bought all my supplies from a bridal craft store.
Here is a DIY video of how to make a fascinator 101. I think that the mini hat looks more elegant than a headband.
The picture below was taken at a friend’s wedding. I miss my long hair (sigh).
Photograph by Alex Felipe.