Mar 11, 2014

Challenge accepted: create a 1850s/60s style Victorian headdress

A while back a member of the Dunedin Victorian costuming group I'm involved with asked if anyone had a copy of the headress pattern Butterick 5663 which is now out of print.

No one did, but after looking at the cover pictures, I began to wonder just how hard it would be to try and make up a pattern for such Victorian headdresses myself. Famous last words? Maybe.

Being geeky I've started a pinterest board HERE to help inspire me and keep track of my research, .
and I hope it may be useful for others too.
The inspiration: Butterick 5663 - out of print

Butterick 5663

Butterick 5663


Butterick 5663




9 comments:

  1. Those are pretty, I look forward to seeing the end result.

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  2. Very nice idea. :) If you need more input on the general shape of Victorian bonnets and such to get you started, maybe you would like to look up the "Workwoman's Guide" on Google Books. It has some plates with simple bonnet shapes in it. Looking forward to seeing what you will make.

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    1. I do have a copy of that book but hadn't considered it, so thanks for the good idea

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    2. No problem. And you have an actual hard copy? Wow.

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    3. hardcopy, I wish, lol. no just meant a pdf scan :)

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