1840s-1860s drawn bonnet

Here is a snapshot of a recently completed red shot- silk drawn (or gathered) bonnet. It is the same color and style as the one shown on mywebsite.

1840s gathered bonnet

This is a soft bodied bonnet. I developed the pattern for this bonnet a few years ago. It is super light weight and not bulky at all. It is perfect for 1840s, 1850s, and even 1860s era impressions. The ties are made of black cotton satin.

This bonnet is off to a very kind lady in Kansas! Enjoy!

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.