Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Loving the Horseshoe Cap!

Recently I posted a pattern for the Horseshoe Cap from The Workwoman's Guide, 1840, along with a trial run.  Well, I've finished my real version!  I made it with lawn and hand stitched the entire thing, if you can believe it!  It took around 5? hours?  I think it's really cute.  The weird thing is, she keeps it on??  I was able to use one of the new sewing techniques I learned from Liz Clark's day cap class and loved it.

On the ruffle on the back, I used a piece of fabric just the width of the cap as I knew I'd be drawing it in.  I didn't want it ending up really bunchy back there.  For the front ruffle, I used a strip twice as long as the front length and gathered it down.  I noticed in period pictures from the Wisconsin Historical Society, that the neck tie looked like twill tape.  I only had really wide twill tape, so I just made some ties with my lawn.

I'll have to remember to pull it just a little tighter around her head.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Very lovely!

Amy said...

Cute cute! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Nice job! I haven't even started mine yet from the class.


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