A three-piece bonnet with a flared brim and c shaped profile, the classic fashionable high brimmed or spoon bonnet of the 1860s.
The Mildred Augusta is available with three different shapes and a Marie Stuart option to span the American Civil War era. Brim 1 (late 1861 through 1862) is a moderately high brim flared at the cheek. Brim 2 (1862 through 1863) is a high brim still wide at the cheek making a rather large bonnet. Brim 3 (1863 through 1864) is a high brim narrow at the cheek. The pattern includes a 30 page instruction booklet complete with detailed illustrations.
Premade forms have net brim, buckram headpiece, and blocked crown.
The Mildred Augusta kit includes: buckram, netting, wire, blocked tip, binding, and connectors to create your form, stiff cotton netting to line the curtain, soft English cotton netting to create your cap, organdy to line the headpiece, a curved needle for putting it all together, and a box to store your bonnet.
The Mildred Augusta deluxe kit includes: premade buckram and net-form, stiff cotton netting to line the curtain, soft English cotton netting to create your cap, organdy to line the headpiece, a curved needle for putting it all together, and a box to store your bonnet.
Mildred Augusta 1 (61-62) is the early high brimmed (spoon) bonnet. It is moderately high and maintains flare at the cheek. Mildred Augusta 2 (62-63) is the mid high brimmed (spoon) bonnet. It is higher and wider than the Mildred Augusta 1. Mildred Augusta 3 is the late high brimmed (spoon) bonnet. It maintains the height of the Mildred Augusta 2, but is narrower at the cheek.
The kit contains pattern and instructions, buckram, wire, net, binding, curved needles, organdy, and a box. The deluxe kit contains premade form, pattern and instructions, stiff netting (for curtain), curved needles, cotton organdy, and a box. Please be sure to make a style preference choice for a deluxe kit.
Forms have a net brim and buckram headpiece with blocked tip.