Saturday, October 13, 2012


In the Regency period, married women and spinsters wore caps indoors.

Jane Austen certainly wore a cap! (picture by Cassandra Austen, now in the National Portrait Gallery in London).

I have used the Woman's and Girl's Everyday Headwear Caps Pattern. 1740-1820 from Kannik's Korner. This pattern contains detailed information on extant items that they have copied. I have used the Round Eared Cap, made up using cotton lawn rather than the recommended linen.

I will try and get better photos when my sister is able to spare some time. I will make this pattern again, it went together well, I'm just easily distracted. Next time I might use the large caul pattern, I have very thin, fine hair, but I do have a big head.

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