Friday, June 28, 2013

1840's Bonnet and Belt

Here are some pictures of the accessories I made for my Orange and Cream 1840's dress. I had completely forgotten to post them! I hope you like!

 I added new trimmings to my plain, linen bonnet. 
The bonnet, belt (and outfit) were partly inspired by this costume from Cranford worn by the hilarious Miss Pole.
The feathers are real Peacock feathers and Goose feathers that I cut down to size. 
The ties are organza ribbon and a loose-woven blue cotton seam tape. 
(I love mixing blue and orange! Have you noticed?) 
The medallion I made with organza ribbon, flat seam lace, and seed beads. I loved adding the beads! I hope to do more of this in the future!
I added a gathered organza ribbon around the inside of the brim and at the back of the neck. Everything is tacked in place with large stitches so that when I wish to change the trim, I can simply snip the thread and pull it off.
The belt is made of darker organza ribbon and the same blue cotton seam tape. The 'buckle' in the front is brown embroidery floss covering a plastic ring off of an old camisole. That back is secured with a snap. 
(I love snaps for doll clothes! And here's a little tid bit...  Snaps for clothing were invented by Heribert Bauer in 1885. Unfortunately, they would not have been around in the 1840's... However.. I am not too worried about ALL my accoutrements being so very accurate! And besides, snaps are so much easier to use AND easier to hide than hooks and eyes!)

Love to you all!


SisterlyLove said...

Utterly fashionable! I need to do a post about my beautiful hat that you made me!


Sherri Farley said...

Love the bonnet and belt. Just perfect!

Emaline Foster said...

Thank you ever so!