We were very excited to attend the VRC Kennedy Oaks Club Lunch at Crown Palladium for the first time. Where did we start with our outfits for this ladies’ lunch? We went for a hunt in our stash and found two fabrics that were just waiting for the occasion. We created two Vogue patterns for these fabrics Vogue 1723 and Vogue 1884.
We had seen a fabulous outfit of silk blue organza created by Laura Wolfgang on Instagram and set out to create our own version. The outer dress is Vogue 1723 by Carlos at Vogue Patterns in embroidered tulle from New York when we were there earlier this year. The underdress is Vogue 1834 in a peppermint rayon blend from The Fabric Store.
The fabric for Lauren’s dress was purchased in Vienna and patiently waiting in our stash since 2018! The border style print called for a skirt that would showcase the lovely design. When Vogue 1884 came out we knew it was just the design for this fabric.
Pattern: Vogue 1723 and Vogue 1884 Fabric: We wish we could remember the locations but sadly all we can offer is New York and Vienna. Millinery: Lauren J Ritchie Millinery
We also got see see fellow sewer Bryony Bourke who was wearing a fabulous me made outfit!
This year we were so excited to put together our outfits for Cup Week this year. After two years of fashion on your front lawn creating the floral Stitch Witch Atlas top and blue tulle Gertie Princess Coat we were excited to be back in person this year. We headed into our stash first to see what gems we could find and build outfits from there. Melbourne however in its classic weather fashion threw us a curve ball and rained for most of the week.
This didn’t impact too many of our outfits but if you were in Spotlight South Melbourne on Melbourne Cup Day afternoon you will have spotted the Two Sewing Sisters (still in their Cup Day outfits) on the hunt for fabric for Erin’s Oaks Day outfit. The original yellow and white lace choice was in production but the prospect of wearing it on a breezy wet day for Oaks Day was ideal.
So continued the week of jumpsuits. We used the same patterns as the purple jumpsuit earlier this week, hacking together Vogue 9327 and Vogue 1647 – just swapped the peplum for sleeves and patch pockets! A strong and vibrant print came together with an exposed purple zipper.
Erin paired the dress with pointed black patent shoes, a maroon leather headpiece made by Lauren and gold earrings.
This traditional yet bold floral print was calling for a pop of red. This wonderful colourful print is quilting weight cotton that joined the stash at some point (we can’t remember where or when) so to lift the surface finish we used satin piping around the collar and a red belt to enhance the colours.
Lauren paired the dress with navy patent tan and lavender headpiece that she made.