[Update 3/16/10] Hello visitors! Welcome to the Oregon Regency Society's blog page. This blog is continually updated. This bonnet page is a bit outdated, so I would like to direct you to our latest bonnet-making post which not only includes the straw-hat based bonnets that are described below, but also includes instructions and resources for making the really nice stovepipe bonnets as well. There is a pattern, there are instructional movies in addition to that one provided below, updated materials lists and links to pictures for inspiration. So please, do read the post below, but also, if you want the most up-to-date information, please click the following link. Thank you!
Stephanie Johanesen; bonnet enthusiast. :)
I had a try at making a regency bonnet a couple of weeks ago, and the above image is the end product. I have donated it for the raffle for Saturday's Regency Party, and made a reticule to match. I've also started a second bonnet as well. I documented the making of the first bonnet and the progress on the second one on a thread on the RSA Community Forum. You can see the pictorial by clicking here. The above bonnet is the first post, however I've made a second set of pictorals with much more detailed instructions below, so read on.
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Pictures of the "Bring in the Spring" Regency Party will be posted as soon as they're available.