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Larkin and Smith Bonnet c. 1760s-1770s


This easy to follow pattern gives clear instructions that will walk you thru forming the bonnet brim and then assembling you’re your 1770s era bonnet. Suggestions for trimming and instructions on making trim are also included. By far, the most common fabric bonnets were made of during this period was black silk but blue, white (either linen or silk), green and brown silk and sometimes worsted are also found in runaway ad descriptions. A documentation card is included with each pattern. Many of these bonnets are described in runaway ads for example cited in Wenches, Wives and Servant Girls a newspaper ad in the 1778 Pennsylvania Evening Post included "Ran away . . .  an apprentice girl . . .  of Irish extraction: Had on when she went away, a black silk bonnet with white silk lining".

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 05 November, 2014.

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