Finished Item: Regency Cotton Dress and Bonnet
Recently I finished a regency cotton dress and a matching straw bonnet for the Dances of Vice Spring Ball. Here is the finished product! (Image by Steven Rosen Photography) (Image courtesy of Angela!) (Image courtesy of Rashanda!) (Image of Candice and I courtesy of Sarah!) It was a lot of fun making this dress! Particularly because it was about half hand-sewn, which meant I could...
I am in the middle of trimming a Regency-era straw poke bonnet to wear to this Saturday’s Dances of Vice Spring Ball, and I’ve been looking at extant bonnets for inspiration. As always when I’m searching for antique items, I check the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum’s amazing online searchable collections databases. Here are some of the...