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Ladies Bonnet

 

Traditional Millinery Techniques

The making of hats, bonnets and other headwear for women and children was referred to as “millinery” and made by a milliner.  The term “milliner” appeared in the 16th century and was derived from the name given to dealers of trimmings and accessories who came from or imported their goods from Milan, Italy (milener or milaner).

Up to the mid 19th century, the products of a milliner weren’t restricted to just headwear.  A milliner might also make or supply fichus, collars, cannezous, mantles, neck ties and other accessories along side caps, bonnets, hats, and turbans.  The products of a milliner represented the labours of many specialists, such as flower makers, feather dyers, straw braid or bonnet makers, felt makers, ribbon and trimming makers, and even embroiderers as well as the manufacturers of lace, linen, cotton and silk goods.

 

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Because most of the traditional hand worked techniques used in millinery cannot be replicated by machine and still keep their ‘authentic’ look, they are also executed by hand in the reproductions offered here.  However, some machine-sewn techniques are substituted for economy of time and money.   Styles and trimmings are based on fashion drawings and actual examples of millinery housed in museums and private collections.

 

Straw Hat
Mid to Late 1700's
Mob Cap
Bonnet
1800 - 1810
straw hat
mob cap
bonnets

Straw hat with large flat brim and small low crown with a bow and ribbon trim tying under the chin. Usually worn with a mob cap.
Available in natural, black or off-white.
Ribbon colour in your choice. (Please make a 2nd choice)
LH001......................$295.00

White hankerchief linen with lace edge.
LH002................$85.00

Fabric bonnet with soft crown and stiff, close fitting brim.
Ties under the chin.
Basic bonnet of polished cotton available in black,
brown, grey, or cream. With matching ties.
LH101...............$255.00
Dressy version of silk taffeta with tucked and
ribbon trimmed brim.
Available in black, brown, grey, or
cream with matching ties.
LH102.....................$320.00

Straw Bonnet
1830's
Poke Bonnet
"Bibi" Bonnet
straw bonnet
poke
bibi

Straw bonnet with a very deep brim and high crown.
Bow and ribbon ties.
Available in natural, black or off-white.
Ribbon colour in your choice. (please make a 2nd choice)
LH301..................$295.00

Straw hat popular during the first half of the 1800's.
In natural, black or off-white.
Ribbon colour in your choice. (please make a 2nd choice)
LH501..................$295.00
Straw bonnet worn in the 1840's.
Ties under the chin.
In natural, black or off-white.
Ribbon colour in your choice. (please make a 2nd choice)
LH401...................$295.00
"Spoon" Bonnet
 
"Bebe" Bonnet
 
Early 20th Century Style
 
spoon
bebe
20th century

Straw bonnet tying under the chin.
Popular in the 1860's.
Available in natural, black or off-white.
Ribbon colour in your choice (please make a 2nd choice)
LH601......................$295.00

This bonnet was popular in the 1870's and 80's. It can be worn with or without chin ties. The bonnet can be made in either felt or straw.
Straw hat available in natural, off-white or black.
Felt hat available in black, dark brown, grey,
burgundy or dark green.
LH701.....................$295.00
without ties..............$285.00

This style was worn in the 1890's into the turn of the century. It has a large swooped brim with a shallow crown. Available in straw or felt.
Felt hat in black, dark brown, grey, burgundy or dark green.
Straw hat in natural, black or off-white.
Trims are optional
LH901...................$295.00

Boater
 
boater

 

Boater hats were popular from the 1880's into
the early 1900's. There were a variety of crown and
brim sizes. Made in straw or felt.
Straw hat in natural, black or off-white.
Felt hat in black, dark brown, grey, burgundy or dark green.
Your choice of ribbon trim to match or co-ordinate.
(Please make a 2nd choice)
LH010.......................$310.00