Thanks for clicking on this topic despite the obnoxious alliteration title XD.
First some back-story (feel free to skip):
I work in a store that sells reproductions of Victorian clothing. We carry mostly things from other vendors, but some of our products are made in-house. My boss (the fabulous lady behind the Laughing Moon patterns
) is currently teaching me how to make and trim bonnets.
these are all made from scratch (buckram and wire), covered in silk taffeta and decorated with new and vintage ribbons and flowers.
Without further ado, PIX:
Edit 9/4 - New bonnets
This is an 1850's style bonnet with green moire ribbonwork;
This is an 1850's style bonnet which is self-trimmed
Closeup of ribbon-work on the outside of the bonnet:
Closeup of the ribbon-work on the inside of the bonnet