Saturday, January 5, 2013

First finished item of 2013: Big Cap of DOOM!

So I finally completed the Big Cap of DOOOOM that I started in the Costume College class Janea and Angela taught this summer.  I ripped out my lame hand-sewn stitches and machined most of the interior and did my machine's narrow hem on the cap edges. (Accuracy be damned, it looks SO much better now, I'm a terrible hand stitcher.) It's light and airy given it's silk organza and I wanted a BIG cap so I'd cut mine even bigger than the pattern.  And I got my wish, I have to say wearing this puppy makes me feel like Mrs. Miggins from Blackadder.

But there really WERE a lot of big honkin' caps out there in the 18th C so it's not totally out of the world of fantasy, here are some historic caps of DOOM:



So here's mine with the hedgehog styled "Lioness" wig:
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8 comments:

  1. Yikes, that is large indeed! I bet that silk organza was annoying to sew by hand... (or machine, really). Looks good!

    Best,
    Quinn

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  2. It wasn't too bad, lots of pressing throughout helped.

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  3. You look great! Hope to see you in photos with an 18thc. gown and the cap. I think you did a wonderful job~
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

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  4. your cap turned out just fabulous!!! it definitely needs the proper hair to look correct, which you have! i wore the original cap for a brief photo shoot, and it just isn't the same over plan hair. great job!

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  5. Thanks! It was a silly fun little project.

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  6. Love the cap and love the wig! Did you make/buy it?

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  7. I made the cap in a class that Janea Whitacre and Angela Burnley taught at Costume College.

    The wig is the "Lioness" but cut/styled by me. http://www.wowwigs.com/lioness1.html

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