As it stands, I have five outfits for five days, but depending on the weather I may be wearing the Chemise or the cotton jacket more than once. I like contingency, but I hate heavy luggage.
One thing that will be consistent, though, is my headgear.
Enter the Market Hat.
|Screencap from Sew 18th Century, item is from Colonial Williamsburg, accession number 1993-335|
I have one waiting for me as a gift (made from this pattern), and I'm super excited! It somehow pairs perfectly with everything I'm taking for outfits, and also matches all of my accessories.
Here are some primary source examples:
|Museum of London - 1773 - a very interesting bonnet design in the lower right|
|1775 - 12 fashionable head dresses - lower right corner has an examples of a bonnet with a fairly slim profile|
|Museum of London - 1780 - a fluffy market bonnet in the middle right|
|The British Museum, 1782|
|Magasin des Modes, December 1789 - Dames a la Mode|
|Chemise Grecque - October 1789, from the Journal des Luxus und der Moden|
|Journal de la Mode et du Gout, April 1790 - Dames a la Mode|
A few excellent modern recreations:
|Maggie's black market hat - Undressing the Historical Lady|
|The Couture Courtesan|
|A Fashionable Frolic - instructions and helpful hints (click through)|
Fashions Revisited - three market hat styles for the 1770s-80s and 90s. $85-$95
Arachneattire on Etsy - 18th century and Regency bonnets in a variety of colors. $70-$80
Undressing the Historical Lady on Etsy - $20 - instant download
At the Sign of the Golden Scissors - $15