…one final push for Williamsburg!
With The Creature wrapping up (and boy does that feel good!), I have just enough time and plenty of organza left to make a BigAss Cap.
And I want it to be biiiiiiiiig. Fluffy. Ridiculous. I want it to eat my head.
So here’s my inspiration:
|Two Nerdy History Girls – Abby, Milliner’s Apprentice at Williamsburg, wearing a big fluffy gauze (organza) cap|
|Lady Wearing a Large White Cap, c. 1780 – National Gallery of Art|
|Francis Alleyne, 1780 -85|
|French School, 1772-85 – Bowes Museum|
|The back of Samantha’s cap – The Couture Courtesan|
|1777 French Fashion Plate, noting the cap design in the upper right – via|
I don’t have a pattern, but there are some resources online here:
- How to Make a Cap – 18th Century New England Life
- How to Make an 18th Century Cap – Art, Beauty, and Well-Ordered Chaos
- Couture Maya
- At the Sign of the Golden Scissors – Tons of Posts on Caps
Luckily caps aren’t so very hard to figure out. I have this diagram from Art, Beauty, and Well-Ordered Chaos to go from, and tweak for proportion:
|Click through for instruction|
I best get on with it!