18th Century Lappet Cap

This is my 18th century lappet cap. It’s suitable for a mid-18th century working woman.  You can see working women wear lappet caps in these two paintings by Chardin and Hendriks. The lappets can also be pinned up, as here.

lappet cap

It’s completely handsewn.

lappet cap front view

I’ve used unbleached cotton fabric and cotton sewing thread.

lappet cap side view

Linen fabric might’ve been more authentic. But as there were no import bans on cotton in the mid-18th century in the region where I live, I’ve used some cotton scraps I already had in my stash.

18th c. cap front view

Here are close-up pictures of the lappet cap.

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