Fancy Weave Bonnet

This is a millinery experiment I’ve been working on over the past year or so. It has been slow going in between other millinery pieces.

I want a way to replicate the beautiful open weave and crochet straw bonnets of the era. I want to stick to period techn2as much as possible of course.

I am middling on my satisfaction scale with this. I like the shape. I dislike the amount of stitching needed and how visable that is. I am drawn on the material. I was able to hand sew it. I’ve found not all straw capelines or hoods can be sewn. I am not fond of draping from a capeline. It just isn’t as satisfying as working with plait for me.

No, this one will not be for sale.

Published in: on April 11, 2020 at 2:41 pm  Comments (3)  

3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Oh so beautiful!!

  2. Love,love,love this!

  3. I LOVE this, Anna! I hope you make more!!

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