Happy Spring!!! As today is the first day it has truly felt like spring, I am happy to offer the my first straw bonnet of the season.
This fancy straw plait soft crown is a one of a kind. The fancy plait is an artisan plait called “batwing”. It is a beautiful reflection of historic straw plaiting.
The soft crown and bavolet are a 100% silk taffeta plaid in blues, yellow and white. The crown is lined with 100% cotton voile. The bavolet is lined with 100% cotton net. Inside is a frill of 100% silk organza and white organza flowers. The ribbon is a luxurious double face satin in deep blue. The functional ties are 100% cotton sateen.
The straw is wired around the brim and back. As always, my straw is entirely hand sewn. The bavolet does have some machine sewing to get a nice crisp line.
Look for it in my Etsy shop.
Materials notes as requested:
There are additional photos of the bonnet on the blog post for this piece. https://annaworden.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/todays-millinery-fancy-plait-soft-crown/
The straw plait is a hand plaited artisan plait called batwing.
The blue and yellow taffeta is 100% silk.
The ribbons are Hyman Handler double faced satin.
The flowers are organza, but not silk as it is nearly impossible to get true silk flowers now.