For my Edwardian pink gingham wash dress, I made an Edwardian maid’s cap with long streamers.
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The maid’s cap is inspired by antique Edwardian maid’s caps – also known as mob caps – like this plain cotton mob cap, or this 1900s cap with broderie anglaise lace trim or the maid’s caps with long streamers on this antique Edwardian photograph,
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For my Edwardian maid’s cap I used white cotton fabric and white cotton broderie anglaise eyelet lace.
The cap is just a circle of fabric with a broderie anglaise lace ruffle round the edge to finish the raw edges.
There’s also a self-fabric bias-cut casing for the drawstring. Because the cap is flat, it can be easily ironed. The streamers of Edwardian maid’s caps have rather wide hems like the 1900s maid’s cap on this antique Edwardian photograph.