First, I finished my 1850s dress, but needed a hat. I tried to modify an old raggedy sun hat but that was a fail. The shape was all wrong. So I used a decorative hat from Michaels. Round crown and 4 inch brim. Cheap. I cut the brim loose from the crown around about 2/3 of the circumference. I steamed the brim to match the angle of the crown. I folded the loose edges under, sewed them and trimmed them.
And it came out pretty cute. For a bonnet. If you're into that (which I'm not).
progress on the VPLL 1912 project blouse. Very shabby pic and I'm stuck until I decide what I'm doing about the 'embroidery' on the collar, cuffs and peplum. Also a sample of the lead contender for embroidery.