|I like the one on the right|
|A Lavinia hat of fine moss straw — a small cap of lace beneath, ornamented on one side with a small bunch of flowers, and tied with cerulean blue ribband on the other.|
With my bonnet (I finally found one I liked that didn't make me feel like a pet wearing one of those cone things). I soaked it and shaped it. Still haven't decorated it yet.
It looks close to the one in the image above.
It looks to me in the fashion plate she has some kind of cap underneath. And she doesn't look 'ancient' or anything.
This is the cap 'undecorated'. It sites quite far back on my head.
And above is the 'trim' pinned on. What do you think...does it work or is it too fussy?
In case anyone wants to know this was basically my process.
Here are some additional images now I've finished the bonnet.
And to show how the 'lace cap' looks underneath.