Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My First Foray Into Regency Millinery

I am slowly putting together a Regency wardrobe for the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo, and I've always wanted to make myself clothing from this era.  This weekend I started on a Lynn McMasters Regency Bonnet Pattern. I can't say I am much of a fan of her patterns and in the future will probably just draft my own. I minored in Theater Arts in college and took a millinery class and should really put those skills to use again when it comes to making custom patterns.

I chose to make view A and used silk taffeta from Carmels Fabrics for the exterior. Taffeta is fiddly and shows every lump and pin prick, but looks so pretty when done well!  I am still working on trimming the exterior and need to make the bonnet ties, but made good progress this weekend.
Pleating the inner brim.
 
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2 comments:

  1. I adore your hat! So beautiful! Can I ask why you did not like the pattern? Was it the design...the instructions? I have always wanted some of her patterns and would appreciate some more info!

    Blessings!

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    1. The pattern pieces are difficult to decipher. Overall the instructions are okay, but even as someone with lots of hat making experience, this was a challenge!

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