Silk drawn bonnet

Here is my latest custom commission- a mid 19th century partial mourning bonnet. It is made of 100% grey shot silk with handmade lavender floral trim and went to a very kind lady in Kansas. Enjoy!

  civil war drawn bonnet  1840s, 1850s, 1860s, gathered bonnet

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.