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Camilla Calash Bonnet (1770-1785) Pattern || #G101

Camilla Calash Bonnet (1770-1785) Pattern || #G101

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 This listing is for a paper pattern only.

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.

Pattern Specifications

Full color printed instruction booklet
1 sheet full size pattern pieces

Size Chart

Recommended Materials

1.5yards of silk fabric (taffeta or faille recommended)
5 1/4yards or 4.76 meters of round caning
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.

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