STEP 1 With pointy end of hat base pointing toward you, glue centre of mauve flower onto base, 4cm in from tip and about 5mm to the left. Glue centre of a rose 3cm from left edge of base and 4cm along from mauve flower. Glue second rose 3cm in from base edge, about 4cm up from first rose and 1cm to the left of centre back. STEP 2 Glue a cluster of biot feathers and 1 magenta feather between mauve flower and pink rose.
STEP 3 Stitch together quills of a cluster of feathers consisting of a large fawn feather, a large pink feather and 3 small magenta feathers. Glue this cluster onto base, positioning it upright between roses.
STEP 4 Glue a fawn, pink and magenta feather onto uncovered section of base, covering it in such a way as the feathers extend beyond it.
STEP 5 If covering headband with ribbon, starting at 1 end of headband, glue end of ribbon to wrong side of headband. Concealing this glued end, diagonally wind ribbon firmly around headband until you reach other end. Snip ribbon then glue snipped end to wrong side of headband.
STEP 6 With fascinator wrongside up and pointy end of base pointing toward you, glue headband onto it – slightly left of centre and across its middle.
STEP 7 Using needle and thread, gather up 2 short and 1 long edge of veiling to form a semi circle. Pin veiling to base under flowers and feathers, starting at right of mauve flower and finishing at back of first rose. Check fit and hand-stitch in place.
STOCKISTS Spotlight: Hat base; headband; veiling, feathers; faux flowers; general sewing supplies.