Bustle Era Straw Bonnet

This bustle era straw bonnet is inspired by drawings in French Fashion plates from the 1870s and 1880s. It is a Romanticized version of 18th century upper class caps (as was popular during this period) but with a 19th century…

1840s-1850s Drawn Bonnet

Wanting to keep my millinery skills fresh, I recently put together two matching silk drawn (or shirred) bonnets. Inspired by an original in the Henry Ford Collection, I was intrigued by the hybrid construction of this particular bonnet. My 100%…

1880s era Straw Flower Pot Hat

It’s all 1880s around here these days! This fun little “flower pot hat” is perfect for a breezy summer afternoon! Made with the signature 1880s era squared off crown, an upturned brim adds playful charm. Trimmed in 100% plaid silk,…

1880s era Straw Bonnet

In between commissions, I made this lovely little straw 1880s era bonnet. The bonnet made for our recent 1880s era photoshoot was so much fun, I decided to create another- and this one is for sale on my website! Made…

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…