Caps for the Upper Crust 1790 to 1820
Pattern by: Country Wives
These cap patterns were all created by studying art work of wealthy women in the United States and United Kingdom as well as extant caps from many museums. These caps are more complicated to construct, use several styles and widths of lace, and are more time consuming than many other cap patterns. In The Pennsylvania Gazette of 1773 “FRANCES MOLTON CRANMER was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering . . . stealing therein . . . two double lace caps, value 15s. a dress lace cap, value 10s.”.
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