Yeah!!! Today whilst watching my new found favorite TV series on Netflix....Beauty and The Beast...I added the modesty curtain to the back of my bonnet, thusly bringing an end to construction on my 1863 half mourning head covering! Wanting to continue with the using of fabrics from my stash, the bonnet was made from dupioni silks in black and off white, antique lace, antique black ostrich plumes and antique wide ribbon ties. I am super happy with how it turned out as there was an awful lot of gathering done and I didn't pop one thread!!! Miracle of miracles!! There was not one drop of blood shed on this bonnet nor was one blue word uttered! Will wonders never cease!!! I was kind of in shock at the ease in which this project went together....maybe the Wicked Witch of Sewingland was taking the day off? Whatever the reason, I am so happy that it is ready to wear!
Inside view...not sure if this is how the bonnets from the 1860s was finished, but I really like finishing bonnets from the 1880s and 1890s in this fashion....so that's what I did!
Look at all that gathering! And NOT ONE OF THOSE THREADS POPPED!! Huzzah!!! It was awesome!
Fun looking back....not certain this is era correct, but that's ok....
I had a lenght of antique silk ribbon, so I made a squishy bow out of it for a decoration....
I'm waiting on a fabulous gutta percha buckle for the belt of my outfit and when I get that I'll write a post on my fun accessories for this ensemble...I soooooo cannot wait to get it!! Yeah!