Homemade dress wins Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Field

For the first time in a long time a homemade dress has won the prestigious Fashions on the Field at the Melbourne Cup.

Twenty-six-year-old Olivia Moor took home first place in a dress her mother made for her! The gorgeous frock was beautiful red and white creation with a matching tartan hat, red shoes and red handbag.

In a bit of family coup, Olivia’s sister Charlotte took out second place wiht the two taking the podium together!

While sewing has become somewhat of a forgotten skill for the younger generation, it’s nice to see beautiful homemade pieces making their way into the spotlight again.

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It used to be considered a ‘must-know’ for young women, but sewing has falling out of fashion of late, with many young girls having no idea how to even thread a needle.

Thanks to her mother’s wonderful effort though, Olivia will take home a prize pack including a $2500 shopping spree at Myer, four nights at the Sofitel Melbourne and tickets to Oaks Day.

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She will also go through to the next and final round of the Fashion on the Fields, known as Ladies Day, where she will be competing for the first prize of a Lexus valued at $83,000 a $6,000 shopping spree, a $2,298 television, $1,600 luggage from Antler and a trophy.

No doubt Olivia will be treating her mother and her sister to some of her prizes and thanking her lucky stars her mother knows how to sew!

Are you a fan of this style? Do you know how to sew?