3334Re: OT-dickens-esque bonnet
- Oct 3, 2006Hmm.
You've set us (or me, at least) a puzzle. There used to be more
instructions for this stuff---Victorian millinery---on-line than I'm
finding at present. Of course, I'm also finding what you mentioned:
lots of sites selling patterns, or the hats and bonnets themselves.
Have you looked on-line, via Google or one of the other big engines
for something like, "instructions Victorian bonnets?"
Actually, I tried that for you, and came up with something like
five-hundred-fifty-thousand hits (no kidding, no sarcasm: just a
fact.) There is this for a two-hour sunbonnet:
(You may have to cut and paste.) This might not be exactly what
you're looking for, but I'm hoping it might help you a little bit as a
very general guide if "bonnet" in this sense is what you want.
And you've said 1834-1840, but do you have a particular hat or bonnet
in mind? Could you provide an image, or a detailed description?
But I do wind up doing some Victorian stuff every autumn/approaching
Christmastide, and I'd be happy to share notes or thoughts with
you---off list, unless the list-mom says it's okay to continue this
out-of-period thread on list.
Yseult the Gentle
--- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, "HL Melisenda Alix de la Croix"
> This is way past period, but I am looking for some help. My mom's
> choir is performing for Christmas and I zigged when I should have
> zagged, so now I am making her outfit. And by November 17th.
> I am looking for information on creating the 1834-1840's bonnet. I've
> found a web site that will sell me a pattern for it. But I'm hoping to
> find information that won't cost me.
> I've dug out my reference books and have a good idea of what this is
> supposed to look like, but how it's put together... that's another
> So.... any information would be welcome.
> Thank you!
> Melisenda Alix
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