Today’s Millinery, x 2

I have two Regency millinery pieces to share tonight. 


I made this Regency era straw bonnet working directly from original fashion illustrations. I wanted to be sure to be true to the original lines for straw in this shape. I recommend seeing my full length commentary on my blog as it includes the sources I used.

The hand sewn plait is a supple Milan straw. The brim is fully wired. I blocked the tip and crown on an original bonnet block. Available in my shop.



When I saw this fashion illustration

  of a large crown hat with a little turned up brim trimmed in blue, I knew I had to make it. This hat is going to be so much fun to decorate. 

The hand sewn plait is a supple Milan straw. The brim is wired inside the crown. Note, it can be seen from above. Also, find it in my shop. 

Published in: on August 8, 2016 at 9:24 pm  Comments (4)  

4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Ooooh! I really like both, but that first one is my favorite! So I clicked on the link to your shop and saw that it had sold…I am equal parts happy for you (and the new owner!) that it’s going to a good home, and sad for me because I missed out haha 😉 I sure hope you’ll be continuing the Regency explorations!

  2. Thank you.
    Btw, I started one in copper hoping I have enough. I also have some special plaits I am going to try.

  3. I love the first one! The lines are really nice. You always do a great job on your bonnets!

  4. Thank you

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