With Melbourne Cup rapidly approaching I have a babysitter sorted and my partner in crime and I are busy planning the event of the year for us.  Sadly she is one step ahead of me – all organised with an outfit – but I am proud to announce I have finally made my decision and have ordered fabric.  I will be creating my Ava dress (seen below) in emerald green with black contrast inserts on the bust and either a black sash or black velvet ribbon around the waist – I’ll just play around and see which I prefer the most.  For the skirt of the dress I’ll shorten it to just below the knee and make it a little less full.  
Ava – Silver Sixpence Bridal
The emerald green I will be using
Then for my hair I will create a hairpiece of 3 rolled roses that gives an almost vintage cocktail hat look.  I created these for a recent bride in ivory for her and a watermelon shade for her bridesmaids.
If time permits I may create a cute little black bolero to match but I have to get a couple of gowns done first and then see what I can slot in.