Handcraft a Custom Flower Fascinator for the Holidays

Design Your Own Holiday Headwear

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What You'll Get

The Deal

  • $50 for one admission to a fabric flower fascinator construction class with Jean Foley
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at a private Oak Park location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at eight participants.

What You’ll Do

Travel across the Atlantic—figuratively speaking—with milliner Jean Foley during this BYOB flower fascinator class. Taking a cue from UK fashionistas, Jean teaches you how to construct a custom headpiece for the holidays with a range of velvets, seasonal baubles, and festive brooches. Afterward, crafters can snap pictures with Jean while wearing their handmade creation.

Jean’s class has been featured on WGN, and our own Deal Guide writer had a blast at the class.

  • Make a Flower Fascinator For the Holidays
    Jean Foley provides an extensive selection of velvets, festive brooches, and similarly seasonal materials for you to make an elegant fascinator to wear in your hair, on a lapel, or on a purse.

  • Personalize Your Flower
    If you prefer, you can bring your own sentimental brooches, pins, or buttons to add a personal touch.

  • BYOB
    Tote along a favorite beverage to enjoy while handcrafting your fascinator.

Your Host

Jean Foley Jean Foley
Designer and Milliner

Jean Foley’s first experience with design was at the tender age of 6, when she sewed couture outfits for her Barbie doll. She continued designing clothes and accessories for friends throughout high school, and eventually earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. There, she studied under world-renown sculptor and textile artist Nick Cave, widening her palate with forays into experimental fashion. But it was a trip to Ireland two years ago that spurred Jean to become a milliner. She fell in love with the stylish fascinators worn at an Irish wedding, and she’s been creating and selling wildly colorful and flamboyant hats and accessories ever since.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 19, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or subject to cancellation. No value after date & time have passed. Must be 21+ for BYOB. Gratuity included. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Guests can bring own brooches, rhinestone earrings, buttons, etc. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Design Your Own Holiday Headwear

Design Your Own Holiday Headwear

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