Continuing on the 1860s green silk bonnet:
To get my bonnet to look like my inspiration it needed a bit more work (part 1 – making the bonnet)
I also made a few flowers using scraps of the fabric. These are so easy to make and takes really no time at all.
I only wish I had more fabric to make more.
What: A 1860s bonnet
Pattern: Lynn McMasters “1860s civil war bonnet”
Fabric: 60 cm of green silk taffeta, 30 cm of green cotton for lining.
Cost: 350 Sek
Time: A lot – about 30 hours.
Final Thoughts: I think it came out really pretty, with enough decoration to look right for the period yet being pleasing in my modern styizied eyes.
I can’t wait o wear it.