I hand stitched this little bonnet out of
new Italian straw braiding dyed
with Rit tan dye to give it a bit of age.
I have chosen this vintage rayon ribbon in a
chestnut brown color. However, I may
change my mind depending on the fabric I
choose for her dress. ( I do that a lot!)
Made to fit this dolly.
I have also finished her petticoat. I have aged
it, you can see the difference in comparison
to the pantalettes.
The hem is a running stitch that can be seen
on the front of the petticoat. I see this in photos
of antique doll clothing & I believe this type of
hem is appropriate for reproduction doll clothing.
However, I have hemmed it with a tiny slip
stitch on the inside for strength, but you
cannot see those tiny stitches.
By the way, her name is Cora Bagley Butternut.
Chosen from my Taney County Brides list.
She still needs hair and a proper
dress. I am thinking of a little
cape too. (Maybe)
This bonnet was so easy to make!!
No mold. For those of you who make
the beautiful Izannah Walker style dolls,
if you are interested in a tutorial let me
know & I will make another one with lots
of photos and show the process in a post.
I think it would be easily adapted to
any size and side contour shape for
your beautiful dolls.