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Victorian Bonnet Timeline 1840-1869

victorian bonnet timeline 1840s 1850s 1860s

Overview

1840s bonnets: close round the face in a ‘horseshoe’-shape; from the side view a long, rather straight bonnet shape; ‘coal scuttle bonnet’ (original 1840s bonnet); sometimes the brim and crown piece are still constructed of two pieces (1840s bonnet)

1850s bonnets: wider round the face in a ‘halo’-shape; from the side view a shorter, more sloping shape; each year, more of the forehead and cheek is revealed (original early 1850s bonnet, mid 1850s bonnet); the decoration, such as frills and flowers, is rather at the side (photograph of bonnet trimmed with roses at the cheeks), or round the face (photograph of bonnet with net frill) Continue reading Victorian Bonnet Timeline 1840-1869

1950s Trapunto Quilting – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 11

1950s Trapunto Quilting - Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 11

Trapunto is stuffed quilting: Shapes, such as flowers and scrolls, are stuffed with cotton, wool, or polyester stuffing between two layers of fabric. It’s then sewn around the shapes to ceate a beautiful, raised 3D effect. This trapunto sampler was made in 1950 for a plain colored wool dress. Continue reading 1950s Trapunto Quilting – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 11