Whimsy Wednesday: Cap Complete

I will be putting my cap design on Patreon when I ink it up better and scan it.

My first step was looking at original caps, lots of original caps, and deciding which styles fit my 1830s goal. Then I drew out the foundation shapes on paper and did a paper fitting. Folding, trimming, slashing, until I was happy with the fit and shape.
The paper plan became a muslin mock-up. Keeping in mind the heavier drape to muslin, this was a check for how well it fit my head. I was pleased with the fit. I only altered the cheek area to be more rounded.
I transferred the finished design to paper by hand, adding assembly notes. (Then, I wrote up a couple variations.)
One of the nice things about working with sheer fabric for smaller projects is the pattern can go underneath and be traced through the fabric.
The foundation is 3 pieces cut out.
Each piece got a rolled hem. The back piece has a quarter inch hem on the bottom side. The crown (not pictured) has a rolled gather all the way around.
The rolled hems were whipped together.

This is where to find me:
Consider Patreon for special content: http://www.patreon.com/AMillinersWhimsy
A Milliner’s Whimsy – If I Had My Own Blue Box (History Blog):www.amillinerswhimsy.com
Don’t Paint the Cat (Crafty Blog): https://dontpaintthecat.wordpress.com
Instagram for If I Had My Own Blue Box: http://www.instagram.com/if.i.had.my.own.blue.box
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