Category Archives: Bonnet

Romantic era bonnets

Finishing off a large commission from a museum in Pennsylvania are these gorgeous silk drawn bonnets. Ideal in shape and size for the 1840s, these ultra feminine bonnets are lightweight, fuss- free and a breeze to wear.

Drawn bonnet in linen and silk

For more information about our silk bonnets or any of our custom made millinery, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com

Salvation Army Bonnet

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A rare piece of history! An original Salvation Army bonnet (images from Ebay). c. 1880s.

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The Salvation Army began in London in 1865 as a mission organization. According to the History Channel,

“The Christian Mission, in which women were given ranks equal with men, launched ‘campaigns’ into London’s most forsaken neighborhoods. Soup kitchens were the first in a long line of various projects designed to provide physical and spiritual assistance to the destitute. In the early years, many in Britain were critical of the Christian Mission and its tactics, and the members were often subjected to fines and imprisonment as breakers of the peace.”

The first Salvation Army mission opened in the United States in 1880. The Salvation Army is still in existence today and has operations in over 75 countries.

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ref: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/salvation-army-founded

New policies for 2016

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Wow! We’ve had an amazing year! I feel like I say that at the end of every year, but 2015 really turned out to be one of our busiest of all time! I estimate over the course of the past 12 months, we stitched over 1200 yards of fabrics and completed over 300 garments! We lead 2 hands on workshops and gave 8 historical clothing presentations! What a year!

Looking ahead, we will be instituting a few new policies. As our markets and clientelle change, so must we. Effective January 1, 2016, we will be changing a few of our requirements. So here goes:

1. All film commissions will require payment in full at the time of order. Orders not paid in full within 10 days of order date will be subject to cancellation.

2. Effective January 1, 2016 a design fee will be added to production estimates for custom designed projects to cover the cost of pattern drafting, sizing, mock ups, and research (if applicable). Our design fee begins at $75.00 per design and is subject to change based upon individual projects (i.e. the more complicated the design, the higher the design cost).

3. Beginning in January, established clientelle will have priority completion dates. One of our biggest compliments is a returning customer and we would like to say thank you by offering priority scheduling.

4. Our reproduction fabric will now be dedicated exclusively to creating our custom historical garments. Any available yardage will be offered for immediate purchase on our IN STOCK page.

5. Our production calendar runs from January 2- May 31 and September 2- December 20. This allows us to spend our summer months conducting workshops, giving lectures, and attending conferences. All orders placed at the end of our production calendar will receive first priority at the beginning of the consecutive production season. We ship IN STOCK garments year round.

And just a gentle reminder:

All Maggie May Clothing images are protected under creative copyright and may not be shared or published in any way without written consent. This applies to our main website, our Etsy shop, and all affiliated social media sites.

Thanks and we look forward to another fabulous year of historical fashion!

Velvet regency bonnet

Finishing off a commission for Jean LaFitte National Park in New Orleans is this fabulous red velveteen regency bonnet. This bonnet features vintage trim and was made to correspond with a spencer jacket and redingdote made previously for their 200th anniversary celebrations. Enjoy!

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For more information about this custom order bonnet or any of our historical garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

Lotsa Lotsa Regency bonnets

All headed to Jean Lafitte National Historic Park in New Orleans! These four straw bonnets were created in celebration of their 200th anniversary events! Each features a variety of trims with silk sashes.

Nothing spells happiness more than a delicious straw bonnet! Enjoy!

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For more information about these Regency era bonnets or any of our custom historical hats, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com and click on our millinery link!

1860s Glengarry cap

While browsing Ebay, I can across this gorgeous ORIGINAL 1860s era glengarry cap. Made of straw, this style cap was the highest of fashion and most likely came from Europe. Take a look at the intricate detailing of the beadwork trim and fantastic straw floral embellishments! A beautiful example of a period glengarry!

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This item was found on Ebay July 27, 2015 with an asking price of $165.00

Victorian Era bonnet

This light weight half bonnet is a great choice for ladies not wanting to wear a full bonnet. Our Victorian era straw bonnet is open at the back and allows room for showing off curls, braids, and other lavish hairstyles. It is features millinery wire at the base and brim to allow adjustability in fit and shape. Our half bonnet is one of our most popular styles.

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This black lace half bonnet is headed for a client in Oregon. If you would like more information about how to order a bonnet like this, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com