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Navy Regency Bonnet

I’ve finished trimming my straw Regency bonnet with navy and white striped grosgrain ribbon, which I used to decorate the brim with puffed loops, make chin ties and a cockade. The center of the cockade has a faux pearl button, and there are 3 white ostrich feathers.

bonnet side


It is a stovepipe shape, although not a particularly elongated one.

bonnet top

The inside is decorated with venise lace.

bonnet inside

It is my first try at a cockade ornament of this style, and this tutorial at Idle Hands was very useful. I found pinning the cockade on a mousepad when arranging the loops helpful since I do not have a cork board. (I did not iron my loops flat though, because I wanted them to mirror the puffs on the brim).


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