Mourning bonnet

We recently completed a custom mourning bonnet for an Etsy client. Images shown without the veil to illustrate bonnet details.

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For this bonnet, I used a semi sheer cotton eyelet over a straw base. It created a super light weight dressy bonnet with gorgeous texture. The semi sheer eyelet makes this bonnet delicate and feminine and perfect for multi season wear! Ties and trim are satin.


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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.