Hi ladies and gents!
This time I’m making a historical bonnet for a friend of mine, who wanted appropriate headwear for when she visits me at reenactment events. Okey-doke!
Oh, and by the way, 50th post. Not much I know, but a small landmark 🙂 A thank you to all the loyal readers I just lately discovered I actually have!! You guys are great! 🙂
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming:
– Type: Civil War style Slat Bonnet
– Date made: July/August 2014
– Pattern: Based on the bonnet from The Sewing Academy
– Fabric/Materials: A pink reproduction cotton print, with a nice crisp hand
– Trim: none
– Time to finish: oh, a few hours, I think, or so.
Now it’s tied, so you can see how it’s shaped! This is a view into the inside of the bonnet. The under-chin strings are visible – the outside strings on the back of the bonnet are what’s holding it in this shape.
And the completed beauty! On the right you can see how the outside ties form the puff for over the hair, gather the bonnet at the neck, and allow the rest to shade the neck and upper back.
Most sincerely yours,