|From Workwoman's guide|
The instructions say "This may be made of cloth, merino, chintz or nankeen with cotton runners." It also instructs to cord it? Maybe if I corded it and interfaced I might get the strength I needed without the buckram?
This bonnet seems to be the same kinda pattern and cording has been used....although I've be tempted to wire the brim.
|straw bonnet - too plain?|
|From google search|
I really rather liked the pattern from the workwomans guide shown at top of the page. I've done a 'paper' version. This will be first time working with 'buckram' which I suspect is the wrong kind but its stiff so hoping it will work.
|paper mock up|
The feathers make it look a bit Cranfordian.