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Bess 1760-1770s Linen "Round Eared" Cap Kit || #G105CK

Bess 1760-1770s Linen "Round Eared" Cap Kit || #G105CK

Regular price $32.00 USD
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This is a *limited release* listing for the linen Bess Cap Kit suitable for 1760-1780 impressions.

Size: Average-Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate

18th century caps were an essential accessory to both practically dress ones' head, but to also keep up with the latest fashion. Milliners of the time specialized in making caps quickly, as the styles rapidly changed. Be your own milliner with this cap kit and learn how to roll and finish hems and put together a lovely, single layer cap for yourself or a friend.

Bess features a single layer, handstitched construction technique appropriate for the time period, one ruffle around the face and an adjustable drawstring for fit.

This cap sits best with hair done in a high, but not overly large bun. 

Pattern Specifications

Pre-cut s linen fabric pieces
100m Londonderry Linen thread
Pre-cut cotton tape
1 Pineapple shaped wax cake
1 Size 10 Sharps needle
Full color instruction booklet

Size Chart

Recommended Materials

Sewists should have their own needles (size 9 or size 11 sharps or embroidery needles are recommended), straight pins or safety pins

Research & Inspiration

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This style is suitable for impressions 1760-1780. Based on mezzotints from the second quarter of the 18th century. This style is particularly fashionable from 1760-1775 for lower-working class lady's wardrobes and is made of a sturdy but light linen fabric from Burnley & Trowbridge Company

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