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: