Handsewn 18th Century Lappet Cap – Details

Handsewn 18th Century Lappet Cap - Details

It didn’t take long to sew this mid-18th century lappet cap by hand. Here are now some detail pictures of the cap.

Handsewn 18th Century Lappet Cap - Details running whip stitch

All the raw edges are finished with a combination of a running and a whip stitch.

Handsewn 18th Century Lappet Cap - Details running whip stitch hem
Close-up of hem, wrong side

Handsewn 18th Century Lappet Cap - Details running whip stitch cap strings ties

The cap strings are also finished with this stitch.

Handsewn 18th Century Lappet Cap - Details cap strings ties
Close-up of stitch, right side

Handsewn 18th Century Lappet Cap - Details brim crown

The crown I’ve gathered with cartridge pleats before I’ve attached it to the brim piece; but I should’ve gathered the crown with rolled whipped gathers which I didn’t know when I’ve sewn the cap some years ago. Here’s my tutorial about how to gather and attach the crown with rolled whipped gathers.

Handsewn 18th Century Lappet Cap - Details brim crown cartridge pleats
Inside view of cap with cartridge pleats

And some picture of me wearing the lappet cap.

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