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Camilla Calash "Bones Kit" 1770-1780 || G101K

Camilla Calash "Bones Kit" 1770-1780 || G101K

Regular price $52.00 USD
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Difficulty: Intermediate

The Calash is fun and fabulous accessory for any fashionable woman who dares brave the elements or wants to make a statement when walking into a room. This calash style is appropriate for 1770–1785, when hairstyles reached their greatest heights. It stands 17” tall from neck binding to top and features 5 canes for stability.

Just want the pattern? Click here to see the Camilla Calash Pattern

PLEASE NOTE: This product requires an 18" box. Postage overages will be refunded at time of shipping.

Pattern Specifications

5 Pre-cut and shaped canes
1 channel template/ruler
Full color printed Paper Pattern
1 sheet full size pattern pieces
1, 18" tall stamped cotton bag

Size Chart

Recommended Materials

1.5yards of silk fabric (taffeta or faille recommended)
Silk thread
Needles (size 9 & size 11 sharps or embroidery needles are recommended)
Straight pins or safety pins
Tailors chalk or other marking method for dark fabrics**

Research & Inspiration

Here are some helpful links to the research and inspirations of this product:

Calashes were essentially caned hoods that sat upon the shoulders and were typically tied at the neck. A long ribbon loop was fixed to the front to allow the wearer to pull the calash forward so it would catch as little wind as possible when walking in inclimate weather. This accessory, however, did not escape the gaze of onlookers and was often the butt of the joke in many satirical prints.

About the Models

Amber is wearing the Camilla Calash in a black silk faille with self fabric ties and a 0.25w black taffeta stay ribbon.

Usage Agreement

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