Derby Day 2023

For our Derby Day looks this year, we wanted to make something from unique fabrics. Derby Day is known for wearing black and white on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.  

We had found the white polka dot fabric and had been saving it up just for this occasion. Lauren wanted to draw on the velvet texture by including black velvet ribbon in the detailing of the design. The sleeves were based on Simplicity 8839, with the rest of the dress self-drafted. 

This year, Erin was looking to create a different look to our usual vibrant coloured fabric choices and found Fringe-Inserted Poplin Pinstripe at Fabric Lab.  To showcase this fun texture she was looking for a simple dress design and chose Butterick 6556. 

James’ Butterick 63339 Vest

Welcoming James to his first Spring Carnival with us we wanted to create something special!  We found this lovely textured wool that we had from our Nan’s stash and created Butterick 6339.