Sunday, December 30, 2012

Historical Sew Fortnightly #0 - done!

#0 (the bonus challenge): Starting Simple – due 31 December. Finish a project, make a very simple garment, or something you have made before. I finished the bonus today! I got out the 18th C bonnet I'd started in Taylor's (of Dames a la Mode) class at Dress U and finished it today! I took some wide silk satin ribbon I had and pleated and tacked it to the bonnet as well as added a front bow to emmulate this sort of look of the top one on this research page of Taylor's as well as the hat Mrs. Dashwood wears in Sense and Sensibility. Here's what I ended up with, I had to try it on with my wig but stayed in my modern clothes so please excuse the black thermal shirt!!  LOL! taylorshat

5 comments:

  1. Wow you look great - come on Loren you must have taken some more photos - we want detail - it looks smashing!
    And the wig looks great too - where did you get yours? I'm into all things wiggy at the moment.

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  2. Oh, I like it with the thermal shirt, Loren! Your bonnet is lovely and the ribbon does add a dashing twist to the look!

    Happy New Year!
    Quinn

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  3. Thanks! The bonnet is very hard to photograph given it's black with black trim! I'll try to get some better pics of it in the sunshine.


    The wig is the "lioness" wig from Wilshire Wigs with the tip trimmed a big and the longer bottom curls boil permed into ringlets.

    http://www.wilshirewigs.com/LIONESS-by-Wig-America-pr-1909.html

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  4. Wow indeed! LOVE the bow and gathered ribbon touches. I have a similar hat with a smaller bow, but yours is fabulous. (Before I even read your comment, I immediately thought of Mrs. Dashwood in S and S!
    I too would love to see photos of you posing with the hat and an entire ensemble!
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

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  5. Very pretty! Something I would love to have in my collection.

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