I know! I know!
The Kentucky Derby is supposed to be all about the hats.
(Oh yes, and maybe a little bit about the horses, too.)
So, why am I showing my hat when it’s truly so very basic and plain considering the amount of work that goes into many of the hats that grace the Churchill Downs?
Well, because, this year, when I was invited to attend the Kentucky Derby Party at the Rialto in downtown Portland, I decided to put all of my energy into making a dress instead.
And this time it wasn’t a refashion.
I actually sewed from a pattern for the first time in years and I liked it.
The Simplicity Sew Simple A1394 really did live up to it’s name. It was so simple and only needed one adjustment for me.
The twist at the waistline sat too low for me so I raised it up at the sides and after looking at these photos, I might even raise it up a bit more.
The fabric was from Joann Fabrics and I love the way it hangs and flows when I walk.
I highly recommend this pattern, if you’re in the mood to make a maxi. So quick and easy and super comfortable to wear.
It is definitely a winning pattern in my mind.
Speaking of winning…. I placed my bet on American Pharoah this year and actually won some money!!! Miracle of miracles!
Since I didn’t put much energy into my hat, I thought you might like to see a few of the amazing hats and people from the Kentucky Derby party at the Rialto this year.
Aren’t they all so cute!
Thank you so much, Susan and Craig for inviting me again this year. I had a wonderful time!
Until next year…
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