I’m still not sure if I’m happy with this cap. It’s the second one I made — the first didn’t have enough room in the back for my bunned hair. I would like to make some nicer caps down the line using the website’s instructions (link below) and nicer fabrics, but this one will hopefully work for wearing with a bergère hat. I also need to attach combs or something to help keep the cap from falling off. I’ll experiment when I have more time.
– Instructions from “How to Make a Cap” website.
– White cotton for my first attempt.
Other materials used:
– White ribbon for drawstring.
Hand and machine sewing.
Here are my blog entries that mention 18th century caps: