Hobby proves a win­ner

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

A few friends push­ing Re­becca Scott five years ago has led to her de­signs head­ing over­seas.

But Ms Scott said she was far from the next Col­lette Din­ni­gan, keep­ing her fash­ion work as a hobby.

‘‘I’ve got a lit­tle busi­ness do­ing millinery, mak­ing dresses and fas­ci­na­tors,’’ she said.

‘‘It was about five years ago, my friends told me to en­ter a best-dressed com­pe­ti­tion at the races and I got a bit ad­dicted.

‘‘And so, it be­came a bit of a part-time busi­ness. I’d fin­ish my nine to five (job) and it was a way to un­wind.’’

While her de­signs are known lo­cally, have won a swag of best-dressed awards, it is also how she met her part­ner.

‘‘It was four years ago, he and I both won best-dressed, and af­ter­wards we got talk­ing,’’ she said. And, as they say, the rest is his­tory. Ms Scott’s bright and bold de­signs con­tinue to wow judges with her most re­cent win be­ing lady of the day at the Jer­ilderie races (pic­tured).

‘‘All of my de­signs are a bit out there and com­ing into spring it’s all about flo­rals. The only ex­cep­tion is derby day,’’ she said.

‘‘We (she and friends) go down to Mel­bourne for that — but for the rest of the rac­ing sea­son we go to the coun­try races , usu­ally with only a day’s no­tice.’’

That day’s no­tice can make it dif­fi­cult, es­pe­cially when peo­ple come knock­ing for a last-minute frock.

‘‘A lot of my friends come ask­ing to bor­row items but they leave it to the last minute. Mum’s prob­a­bly the worst for that,’’ Ms Scott said.

‘‘But it (the busi­ness) has been re­ally good. I’ve seen a few of my de­signs go to Royal As­cot, which is just amaz­ing. It’s good to see those head over.’’

With the spring rac­ing sea­son ap­proach­ing, Ms Scott of­fered a piece of ad­vice for the cat­walk.

‘‘You’ve just got to feel com­fort­able in what you’re wear­ing — ob­vi­ously you can’t wear track­ies out to the races. But find some­thing that makes you feel com­fort­able,’’ she said.

Great out­fit: Re­becca Scott won lady of the day at the Jer­ilderie races.

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