- Jun 5, 2007I made a copy of this headdress last year.
Here's what I think is going on
The bump at the back of both ladies head's is formed by their hair taped up in a circle on
the back of the head.
Then a caul is worn over the benda bun ( my term, since it's taped up with benda). I
modified this pattern
to achieve the tiny perched on the back of the head cuffia that they were wearing at that
time ( I stuffed my bun with a yarn braid that I have tacked place into the cuffia and use
sewn in toupee clips to keep the thing on my head, as I haven't enough hair to anchor it
Because of the way the lady in pink's veil twists and the way the lady in blue's veil edge
ruffles, I believe it is a triangle with the bias edge being the edge around her face. I did
measure my veil from my shoulder, up over my head and back down to the other shoulder.
I used this measurement as the hypotenous of a right triangle to make the pattern for the
veil (translated - I whacked a triangular piece off the corner of my silk with the bias cut
equalling the over the head measurement).
I pinned the corner of the veil under the cuffia, but I am going to pin more of it under, to
achieve the tidy, tucked in look in the picture.
Hope this helps,
--- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, "Madeleine Delacroix" <madeleinedelacroix@...>
> In this pic, what exactly is the lady in the pink wearing, can any of
> you tell..to me it looks like a triangular veil, with a caul, the lady
> next to her just looks like she has a sheer scarf tied on her head..do
> I have these right?? What is the best material to use for these
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