Fascination Street

15.10.12



I am inspired in a multitude of ways, yet often motivated by period influencefrom classic films to popular television favourites. This time around I decided to give you an easy DIY, because my zeal for both period costumes generally speaking are usually based around advanced sewing. However, for this particular project I thought I would cater to the beginner crafting enthusiast!
Plumier headdress fashion


A small amount of sewing is preferred, but you may achieve the same result with patience and a good basic cut and paste attitude!

Are you planning on holiday costume parties and Halloween fun? Well, a dramatic fascinator might do you well if you're into feathers, netting, and other fabulous bits. Your friends will think that you've spent major time on folding and ruffling fabric. Here's the clever and budget-freindly how-to:


Materials:
1 new loofah small or large
Scissors
Pins
1 Safety pin (optional)
Needle and thread
1 knit cap or felted circle
Sewing machine (optional)
Peacock feathers or preferred Trim
First, I took a woollen knit cap that I already had, placed it on my head to see how I wanted it positioned, and turned the edges up. Next, use pins to mark where you want the netting to be. I decided on an off centered position. After marking, take cap off.

Now, the fun begins! Pull on the elastic from the center of the loofah, (this will show you how even the netting is), then with scissors start cutting away at the net, carefully opening some of the loofah's netting. Now you can start playing with the length and thickness, and set your netting on the cap.

To do this easily, place the cap on your head and start pinning and folding the netting, simultaneously cutting the excess fabric netting. *Or, if you want to position your netting without the cap physically on you, do so by using the elastic band as a way to separate the netting that you do not want for the result. Then, use a safety pin to hold in place as you manipulate the netting. Here's a couple snapshots and mobile uploads.


Next, roll the netting bottom (the section closests to the cap) and start tacking the netting to your cap by machine sewing or with a needle and threadyou may do an easy whip stitch bonding the netting sections to the cap if done by hand. If you prefer gluing use a heavy duty fabric glue.

Lastly, when you have the netting to your satisfaction add trims for completion! I added peacock feathers and a floral feathered trim to the center of my headdress to give it that personal touch!



The goods: Skirt-vintage YSL, Lace neck ruff-Ladyofashion, Sequins top-Express




77 comments

  1. wow,that headpiece is beautiful!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode
     

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  2. such a cute headpiece! now you're ready to rock the runway! great DIY dear! :-)

    Babi

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  3. madison, that is so awesome! i love it girl! i'm a huge fan of fascinators. i think they are so beautiful. this is an excellent DIY that looks great AND can save you money! thanks girl. have a great week.
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  4. I always love your makeovers but this must be the best one yet! Stunning! I want one. x

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  5. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle15 October

    That is a great DIY Madison and you have the perfect slim silhouette to carry it off!
    xo Mary Jo

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  6. Omg I love this!!! & Cure reference!!

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  7. ele1.milan15 October

    Great idea! Suitable for many cases :D
    Would you like to take a look of my blog?

    xoxo
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  8. The Dainty Dolls House15 October

    I WANT one!! That is marvellous :)) Super beautiful doll, talented you :)) Hope you have a gorgeous week...I seriously really want one now, haha! Love peacock feathers :)) xx

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  9.  Thanks dear Vix! Appreciate that coming from such a stylish lady as yourself! xx Muah!

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  10. Thank you! So glad that you like it. 

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  11. oh this is such a cool idea - and such talent for this DIY. i would end up getting frustrated

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  12. Oh wow, what a great DIY!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. It's absolutely stunning, love!  You're so talented.  Wish I had a fraction of your skills :) xoxo

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  14. Omg, that is EPIC!!!! Absolutely adore!!!




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    Xoxo

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  15. how fun!  i love it!

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  16. francesca romana capizzi17 October

    I love it!! I will never be able to do such a great piece, I'll prpbabli end up looking like a hen!!


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  17. GORGEOUS!!!
    I love what you did with this and may I have one???!!!

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  18. <3
    pass by me:
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  19. great photos of u!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  20. WOW- now this is impressive!!!!! Super clever and wildly chic (just how I'd describe you!)

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  21. That is so much fun!

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  22. wow! bravo!!! lurv it. you look hot, great diy.
    hugs+kisses
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  23. What a creative idea to use a loofah! I love how this turned out and your shimmery top is so elegant, you look ready to party!

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  24. what a dramatic facinator! and such an easy and fun solution to the halloween costume dilemma. 

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  25. Yes, I wanted to do a budget-friendly version. Thanks for your  sweet comment. -xx

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  26. :-) Thanks very much dear. Hugs!

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  27. Hi honey, 

    Hope you are well. You are super talented and I admire your creative ways and you always really original with it. You have done an amazing job with fascinator, its truly stunning and definitely eye catching. Love the top and skirt also. 

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  28. Incredible creation! Wow, it looks like a designer fascinator, I am amazed at this DIY!

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  29. Street Fashion PARIS17 October

    So cute and vintage!!! love it!!!

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  30. Bravoerunway17 October

    I love this! Feather hairpieces is something I love and you did an amazing job with your DIY....and love that skirt. I was so sad to se it was vintage .....good for u, bad for me.

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  31. DIY love indeed. This is fantastic and you look beautiful in it. Xxxx

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  32. Amazing DIY, darling!
    You look incredible!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  33. AH! I absolutely LOVE this DIY! This would be the funnest thing to wear to a fancy dress party - gorgeous!  :)

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  34. Rowena Rolala Loves17 October

    It looks fab on you! Thanks for sharing your DIY!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  35. vogue_or_bust17 October

    Wow it turned out beautifully!

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  36. Anna Dello Russo step aside! Here comes Madison!!!

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  37. very cool blog, love it!

    want to follow each other? :)

    http://anightinnyc.blogspot.com/

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  38. Thanks so much! It's definitely great for a themed party. xx

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  39. Thanks Bessie, and yes, that skirt has been one of my favourites for some time.  :)

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  40. That's so sweet Daniella, I'm thrilled that you love my DIY's. I take pride in making them original and different, but still to suit my style. xo Have a wonderful day.  /M

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  41. LGreaves17 October

    Marvelous DIY! You look so glam :)

    Trendy Teal

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  42. Jessica17 October

    this turned out amazing!

    jessica
     http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  43. I'm loving period looks. That headpiece is INCREDIBLE. I'm dressing as a flapper for Halloween so I need a headpiece.

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  44. oooh lala! that fascinator is amazing! You rock it so effortlessly!

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  45. You're SOOO talented.  I love your top!

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  46. very chic, what a great idea! 
    Xo Megan

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  47. this is so cool!!! :D

    <3, Mimihttp://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/LensVillage Giveaway

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  48. Maria Bastida17 October

    Cool idea!!! and very easy to do! Thanks for sharing it ;)

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  49. wow...you are very talented!!! I would love to get one of this!!! pretty pretty:)

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  50. Fascinators are just instant glam, aren't they? I can't believe you made that!

    I am loving that top hun!


    oxo,
     
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  51. Great DIY! totally love it, I have a friend dressing up as a 1920's flapper, she would LOVE to do a spin on this - great idea <3

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  52. STOP IT RIGHT NOW! I would never every think that was a loofa. I can not. You are brilliant. 

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  53. That's a great costume, and will absolutely so much fun to wear!  Thanks for your comment. xx

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  54.  You are so sweet. Thank you.

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  55. What a lovely DIY! I love period looks as well!
    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  56. Hello! I am your new follower, all the way from sunny Greece!!!! Your sweet comment made me visit your very nice blog, and here i am. You are SO pretty, love yours DIY and I will be visiting and comenting a lot. Kisses and see you soon. I hope to make a new post in the next days.
    See you my dear,
    Vanda xxx

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  57. alessia milanese17 October

    Great idea! Very nice!!
    AlessiaTHE CHILI COOLFACEBOOK

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  58. Vendycolangelo17 October

    hi dear...nice blog...❤
    what do you think to follow each other? ❤
    I'll wait for you
    kiss and have an happy day
    vendy
    http://simplelifeve.blogspot.it

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  59. This is ridiculously fun, and so simple to create!!! It looks awesome. Love the finished product!

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  60. What a lovely blog you have and you are so talented. I'm following you and need to go catch up on your previous posts! 

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  61. What a lovely blog you have and you are so talented. I'm following you and need to go catch up on your previous posts! 

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  62. Patricia17 October

    Thanks for you visit and kind comment on my blog dear!! Would you like to follow each other??
    BTW I can't believ you've made such an amazing fascinator. It's gorgeous!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  63. Thank you. Welcome to my blog, glad that you were able to visit. /Madison

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  64. Hi Vanda,
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I hope you enjoy the rest of the posts. See you soon. Madison :)

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  65. Cheryl van den Berg17 October

    You can totally wear this fascinator to a ton of holiday parties, imo. Now I actually think I need to make sure I have a fascinator like yours in case I get invited anywhere special for the rest of the year.

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  66. amazing - awesome diy!  the skirt looks gorgeous too - is it quilted?

    ♥ ThankFifi
    Thanks so much for your comment on my post - glad you like my hat too :)

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  67. Thanks so much! It's an angled knit, not quilted exactly. -xx Enjoy your day dear. 

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  68. Thanks for stopping by, hope you're having a good week!

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  69. You always make everything look sooooo chic and fabulous but I assure you that I couldn't make this if I had a thousand tries ;)
    You just have the talent for it!
    XOXO

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  70. Olivia Kim18 October

    looks awesome! 

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  71. Jupe_Cambria18 October

    Oh my gracious...I share your fascination with period style and LOVE that you DIY-ed such a great period influenced statement piece!  Kudos.
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

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  72. Punctuation Mark18 October

    Great DIY!!!

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  73. Emmy MW18 October

    Oh...my....gosh! I love this fascinator DIY! I've always kinda wanted to have one since the Royal wedding. TY for sharing:)

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