Saturday, April 25, 2009

1850s Pink Crinoline Bonnet

The next upcoming costuming event that I have is at Rockton House in Ipswich. This time, it will be 1850s again as it is related to the Q150 celebrations. Since I am not really a fan of the round crinoline, or really crinolines in general, I am going to re-wear my pink dress that I wore for the International Women's Day Fun Run. I actually would like to wear it again and hopefully get some nice photos of my outfit since I didn't get any last time. But to make it a little bit different, and since I had the time, I decided to make a bonnet to go with it. Last time I wore a silk and lace cap that I had made to match, but as the hat-loving freak that I am, I could not pass the opportunity to make a new bonnet. And it is finished...

It is completely made of silk and with a buckram base. The hot pink stuff actually matches my dress, and it is the same stuff that I used on the waist sash that I wear with it, and my reticule. It is bound in white silk, has pink silk ties and bows and pretty white flowers. I was tossing up using pink flowers instead of the white, but I just liked how stark the white ones looked. Plus the type of flower goes better with the perid. Now I just have to wait until I can wear it.

1 comment:

  1. Oh gorgeous! *claps* I love it muchly.

    I'm looking forward to seeing photos of you dolled up with both dress and bonnet on. It's also getting to lovely cold weather so perhaps you still have time to make a little capelet or get a shawl. <3