Friday, May 22, 2015

A quick new (old) bonnet

Sorry for the complete silence over here!  I've been working on a lot of small projects for both work and play and haven't had any time or energy to post them.
Here's my silly SADD project - I uncovered, recovered and decorated what once was a pink dupioni drawn bonnet and turned it into something a little more befitting its high fashion shape.  I used a bit of silk remnant, some pieces of antique lace I thought I'd never find a use for, and the silk ribbons I made to put on my not-entirely-1860-appropriate straw bonnet form.  The result is a delightfully silly piece of high-fashion headwear that I can't want to wear to Douglas Day v. 3!
Please excuse my nasty cold/allergy face
And of course I forgot to take out the basting stitches.... psssht
If you have any questions about the bonnet, please ask away!
In the interim, I'm working on constructing a big 1870s gown with all the trimmings and ruffles for a friend, and after that, who knows what I'll be doing?
Probably a lot of muslin caps, if we're being honest.
(I did get a summer job at Vogue, though.  30% employee discount.)
Hope all my readers are having a lovely (warm) summer!


  1. Oh my heavens, but your bonnet is so fabulous! I LOVE the colors you chose to use on it, from the bonnet itself to the decoration! Very well done!

    1. Thank you! The pressure to destash saves the day.

  2. I love the color combination, and the use of the lace! So lovely!