Exploring Soft Crown Bonnets – pt3

Soft Crown Bonnets – 1863

La Follet, September, 1863

La Follet, September, 1863

From La Follet, November 1863: “A bonnet, having the front and curtain of black velvet, with soft crown of plaid velvet, blue and green; the curtain lined with white satin. At the front-edge, a catalane of peacocks’ feathers, surrounded with black lace, which is carried en herbes on each side, and tied under the chine over the plaid velvet strings. Torade of green velvet, with peacock’s feathers inside.”

La Follet, November 1863

La Follet, November 1863

La Follet, December 1863

La Follet, December 1863

From The Lady’s What-not,  1863 (a London publication) “A bonnet with a soft crown of violet-colour velvet, and a front of white pique satin, edged with a quilling of violet-colored satin ribbon with a few small feathers at the side mingled white and violet, is extremely pretty; as also are bonnets made of the satin pique of various colours, such as azurine-blue, Russian leather-coloured, and violet. Plush bonnets of the same colours are also making their appearance, and are expected to be held in high esteem when the next winter arrives. Another pretty bonnet is made with a soft corwn in black silk, laid in broad box plaits, a curtain of the same, a front of fine white straw, and a bunch of cornflowers in brilliant blue.”

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