Saturday, April 18, 2015

Regency Straw Country Bonnet



Regency bonnets and hats are so elegant! Not to mention they are so fun to make! I just recently finished making this Regency bonnet. I inspired mine from The Merry Dressmaker  's tutorial.


This is what I started out with. My mom had picked this up for me awhile back, but I never actually wore it. Who know I would end up making a lovely bonnet out of it!

I removed the brown crown and used the straw brim.





The crown is made from a matte satin/crepe and lined with a cotton. The rosette is handmade from the same crown fabric and the darker green ribbon that was used for the ties.



I love how the rosette turned out!



Pleated crown




I am really happy with how it turned out! I am planning on attending a Jane Austen event in a couple of weeks and look forward to wearing it than!



Happy Sewing!
Samantha

3 comments:

  1. I've loved Anne's bonnet in the '07 Persuasion for quite some time (which is very similar), so your lovely creation here is like my Regency bonnet dream! :) WOW.

    And (I don't know if you like doing tags), but I've tagged you over on my blog with the Random Questions tag. Here's the link: http://ladyofanorien.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-random-questions-tag-x-2.html.

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    1. Thank you! Her bonnet is lovely and I love that version of Persuasion. If you are interested I am selling custom ones of thia bonnet in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/230385021/regency-country-straw-brim-bonnet-custom

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    2. Thank you for the link! You have such lovely work, Samantha. :)

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