Dorothy 1770-1780s Cotton "Dormeuse" Cap Kit
Dorothy 1770-1780s Cotton "Dormeuse" Cap Kit
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Dorothy 1770-1780s Cotton "Dormeuse" Cap Kit

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This is a *limited release* listing for the cotton mull Dorothy Cap Kit suitable for 1770-1795 impressions.

**THIS IS NOT A FINISHED CAP**
Size: 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.


This style is suitable for impressions 1770-1790. Based on mezzotints from the second quarter of the 18th century. Often called the "Dormeuse" and/or "Baigneuse" style cap, this split band style was prevalent throughout Europe, especially France during the 1770s but began to gain popularity in the colonies and abroad through the 1780s. This style is fashionable for working, middling, and gentry classes. This kit is made up of a cotton mull from Burnley & Trowbridge Company. Dorothy 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. 

**Please note- THIS CAP IS DESIGNED FOR MEDIUM-LARGE HAIRSTYLES**
FINISHED DIMENSIONS:
Circumference: 16"-24" (adjustable)


INCLUDED IN THIS KIT:
Pre-cut cotton mull fabric pieces
1 spool Gutermann cotton thread
Pre-cut cotton tape
1 Size 10 Sharps needle
Full color instruction booklet

**Recipients should have their own straight pins or safety pins**



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