It’s not that I finished this bonnet in over night.I have been working on this for a while.Just did not have time to post all my entries till this weekend. 🙂

It has three layers of brim in front and I used red antique lace at the edge to give look of flower petal. The fabric is the same antique red silk I used for the dress and I used dark red antique silk ribbon as an accent. You could change the shape of the brim if you like because it has wire inside the brim and crown. Lining of the bonnet is ecru colored antique raw silk fabric.




I am very picky about the lace I use for each parts. I am always looking for nice antique lace wherever I go and checking them online constantly. But finding red antique lace is very difficult. Especially edging lace with small scallop patterns.

As you can see on the photo above, 1/2 inch wide edging lace usually have scallop shape like the one at the bottom.They are okay for underwears but I want smaller size scallop to use for bonnet or dress because smaller size scallop creates more delicate silhouette.

I did not have red edging lace but I had tan colored lace with beautiful scallop patterns so I dyed the lace in red. It turned out perfect for the bonnet I was making.  I am very happy with how edging lace looks like on this bonnet. It’s a small detail that many people may not noticed but it makes huge difference on the appearance.

Now, here is a big question. Is she finished?

The answer is ” not yet”.  I still have to make underwear including corset. And even this Diva chose this red costume, I want her to wear blue dress. If time allows, I will probably end up making her a another dress. I promise that she will be for sale before Christmas. But please allow me to keep her bit longer….






—  まだです。   まだコルセットを含めた下着を作らなければならないし、やっぱりどうしてもブルーのドレスを着せてみたいです。なので、たぶんもう一着作ると思います。


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