Regency Hats and Bonnets in 12th scale
Although I have combined the Regency and Georgian periods, there are many millinery styles to be found in both eras and I have discovered and reproduced just a few of the very best below. Many of the designs are influenced by the military fashion of the times and some simply stunning bonnets and mob caps in the finest of silks were available. I have been able to track down an amazing amount of information on the techniques and workmanship of the day and have enjoyed the challenge of reproducing those skills in 12th scale for my collectors.
Farah.....A charming design from the early 1800's this little chapeau of palest gold and cream striped silk is trimmed with delicate cream lace and fine gold piping. Folds of silk adorn the crown and the brim is upturned to give a glimpse of lace and a cluster of gold and yellow buds
'Rebecca'........1808 A charming bonnet of honey silk with the tiniest black ruffles adorning the soft rounded crown and brim. Lined with several layers of fine cream lace.
Mercy'....1802 A stylish brimless bonnet of folds of heavy seafoam silk embroidered with gold and burgundy. Pale gold silk ribbons can be fastened under chin. Lined in pale yellow silk.
'Lilias'......1802 This exquisite brimless bonnet would have been all the rage at the beginning of the 19th century. Giving the wearer a vaguely military air this lovely piece is fashioned from 'ashes of roses' silk combined with embroidered tulle and fine cream braid. The stylish curled feather adds the finishing touch.
Rosalyn $ 46.00
Rosalyn...A charming mob cap of red toned stripes and braid piping around brim. The puffed crown is swathed in ivory lace and a small spray of flowers adorn the brim. A tiny jewelled bronze hat pin can be used to secure into place.