It's my friend Elizabeth's birthday in July and she has decided to celebrate at York Racecouse..so fab! This means I need a great ensemble that is fashionable,classic, and not OTT..but I can't decide what I want to make! I do know that I want a slim silhouette because I want a mid to large size head piece. (And it may be a good idea to have a wrap or bolero in case it is a cool day). I need to get started soon because not only is it fast approaching, but I will have to commission a milliner for my matching headwear.
My original idea, Butterick 5032 (view with cummerbund sash):
Then I remembered this pattern I got with a magazine, and was actually planning on wearing it to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot (the bolero w/bow is removable and the dress is a simple strapless):
And then there's this vintage Simplicity (look 2 - not so sure about the flaps though):
I have my heart set on doing a vintage style, but nothing feels right at the moment..so I need your feedback! What do you think of these, and any fabric suggestions? Know any patterns you would recommend? I'm open to anything!