Friday, March 25, 2011

An 18th c Bonnet in Black Silk

Yesterday I created, from start to finish, a black silk bonnet for next week's big 18th c event. I've been craving a bonnet like this for a long time, and I am so tickled with it!

I modified a Timely Tresses pattern since the shapes were so similar. The trim was whip-gathered down the centre, which has the added benefit of hiding any unsightly gathering stitches.

I only wish I had better pictures for you all, but I suppose that will have to wait until the event!


Nereida said...

Nice work

Stephanie Ann said...

I love it!

Sewings and Goings; Love of Historic and Vintage Fashion said...

I absolutely love it! It reminds me a bit like in 'Becoming Jane' - Jane's church hat, but very much so says 18th century!!
- Samantha Jane