18th Century Lappet Cap

18th Century Dress, Fichu And Cap
18th century short gown

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 like here.

It’s completely handsewn. And I used unbleached cotton fabric and cotton sewing thread. 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.

Here are photos of the cap and close-up pictures of the lappet cap.

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