Covering a straw Bonnet blank

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SarahMiller42
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Covering a straw Bonnet blank

Postby SarahMiller42 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:35 pm

I purchased a Straw bonnet blank at Columbia, CA State Historic park last weekend. I want to line it and put ribbon ties on it but am unsure how. Any hints?
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Re: Covering a straw Bonnet blank

Postby Iris » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:00 pm

Could you help us with more details? What era? Do you have a photo?
SarahMiller42
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Re: Covering a straw Bonnet blank

Postby SarahMiller42 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:53 pm

I think it maybe 1830's or 1840's but am nor sure. I'd love to trim it to be more 1870ish if possible but if not it will work for my steampunk stuff.

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Re: Covering a straw Bonnet blank

Postby Val » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:09 pm

I lined a straw bonnet for an 1860s impression & you can use the same techniques for yours. I wrote about how I did it in my blog. http://timetravelingincostume.blogspot. ... onnet.html
The bonnet you have is more of an 1850-60s style (hard to tell from the angle). They were wearing hats in the 1870s not bonnets. You might get some ideas from some of the pics I have in my 1870s page on Pinterest.
http://pinterest.com/timetravels/victorian-1870s/
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