1900s Maid’s Cap With Streamers

1900s Edwardian Maid's Cap With Streamers

For my Edwardian pink gingham wash dress, I made an Edwardian maid’s cap with long streamers.

Related: Edwardian Pink Gingham Wash Dress

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.

Related: How To Make Broderie Anglaise Lace By Hand

The cap is just a circle of fabric with a broderie anglaise lace ruffle round the edge to finish the raw edges.

Related: 5 Ways To Attach Ruffles – Historical Sewing Tutorial

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.

4 thoughts on “1900s Maid’s Cap With Streamers

  1. Im making this to wear for serving tea and working in the kitchen at Johnson House Bakery & Tearoom Mocksville NC. Im guessing its 12 inches across. Here goes! Thank you so much for the inspiuration. Robin McBride

  2. Such a beautiful cap! I’m going to try making one. But how would it stay put? What would be the proper way to secure it?

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