Miller's Millinery Bonnets

 

BUCKRAM BONNET FOUNDATIONS are now available. Look for the BBF number beside each style. Order the corresponding pattern for instructions to cover and trim it.

BONNETS CAN BE PURCHASED WITHOUT TRIMS and are priced accordingly. Trims include ribbons, flowers and/or plumes on the outside of the bonnet; lace/flowers under the brim, if appropriate; ribbons to tie under the chin. When purchasing a FULLY TRIMMED BONNET add the cost of bonnet and trims to your payment.

ORDERING INFORMATION:


FASHIONABLE BONNETS

#B28
1770 to 1815 EARLY BONNET
$99.00


Bonnets of this style appeared in 1770 worn by working class and fashionable women. Made of silk, the crown adjusts to fit with a draw string at the neck. Colors: black, blue, green, yellow, pink, brown, gold






#B1
1819-1834 FASHIONABLE BONNET
untrimmed $180.00; trims add $35.00

Often called a Poke bonnet, the wide brim can be tied down as shown or allowed to spread out like a hat.

PATTERN #0601
-  $18.00
BONNET FOUNDATION #BBF1
- $65.00
 


#B2
1834-40 FASHIONABLE BONNET
untrimmed $170; trims add $30.00


Higher brims form a vertical oval to frame the face.

PATTERN #0602 - $18.00
BONNET FOUNDATION #BBF2
- $60.00
 


#B3
1842-1849 COTTAGE BONNET
- untrimmed $140.00; trims add $30.00

Deep, concealing bonnet; continued to be worn by young girls into the 1860s.

PATTERN #9305 - $16.00
BONNET FOUNDATION #BBF3
- $50.00


#B4
Late 1840s into the 1850s ROUND COTTAGE BONNET
untrimmed $135.00; trims add $25.00


An adaptation of the cottage style; continued to be worn into the late 1850s.

PATTERN #9101 - $16.00
BONNET FOUNDATION #BBF4
- $50.00


Click to Enlarge #B30
mid-century QUAKER BONNET
- $160.00


Although similar to fashionable bonnets, Quaker simplicity is typified by the traditional method of covering and lack of decoration.
Brim is faced with white or ivory silk. Colors: black, brown, gray



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1850s FLOUNCED BONNET
- untrimmed $185.00; trims add $30.00


A roomy bonnet which is covered with rows of fabric flounces; brim frames face in a circle.

PATTERN #9102 - $16.00
BONNET FOUNDATION #BBF5
- $50.00


Click to Enlarge #B27
1850s into 1860s WIRE FRAME BONNET
- untrimmed $185.00; trims add $30.00


This bonnet slopes from its tiny back piece to its face-framing brim. Bonnet is made of silk organza or crepe over a wire frame.
To illustrate its shape the bonnet is shown untrimmed. Flowers, plumes, ribbons and lace will be added to finish it.



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Late 1860s LOW BRIM BONNET untrimmed $165.00; trims add $30

A Civil War favorite! Snug bonnet reveals much of the face; good choice for petite women.

PATTERN #9103 - $16.00
BONNET FOUNDATION #BBF6
- $55.00
 


Click to Enlarge #B6D DRAWN LOW BRIM BONNET untrimmed $175.00; trims add $30.00

Using the Low Brim shape, the covering is made by drawing silk fabric over canes, creating a texture..



 



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1862-1864 HIGH BRIM BONNET
untrimmed $175; trims add $40.00

The Civil War SPOON bonnet has a figh brim and narrow sides. Often made of 2 different fabrics.

PATTERN #9202 - $18.00
BONNET FOUNDATION #BBF8
- $55.00



#B8D
DRAWN HIGH BRIM BONNET
untrimmed $190.00, trims add $40


Using the High Brim Bonnet shape, the covering is textured by drawing silk fabric over canes.





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Late 1850s to 1865 FLARED BRIM BONNET
untrimmed $165; trims add $35


A Civil War era style shown in period photos; an alternative to the Spoon shape.

PATTERN #9705 - $16.00
BONNET FOUNDATION#BBF17
- $55.00



Click to Enlarge #B19
 Late 1850s to 1865 LOOSE CROWN BONNET
untrimmed $170.00; trims add $35


This bonnets foundation is made of wire, making it cool and light in weight


 


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Late 1850s to 1865 MARIE STEWART BONNET
untrimmed $165.00; trims add $35.00

A roomy bonnet whose heart-shaped brim style is rooted in the romantic past.




 


#B22
1860s DRAWN BONNET
untrimmed $210.00; trims add $35.00


Size and shape indicate 1864-65 date. Double frills and double rows of cane cover this bonnet; adapted from an original.

PATTERN #0401 - $16.00 Pattern is recommended for experienced seamstresses.
BONNET FOUNDATION#BBF22 - $55.00


#B26
1865 FANCHON BONNET
untrimmed $130.00; trims add $35


After the collapse of Spoon bonnet brims, this transitional style was fashionable for several years. Bonnet ties under the chin. Available in silk over buckram or natural straw.






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#B10
1870S AND 1880S BEB BONNET
untrimmed $115.00; trims add $30.00


This tiny bonnet perches at the back of the head. It's brim frames the face and ribbons tie under the chin.
Available in silk over a buckram foundation.
PATTERN #0701 - $16.00 Pattern is recommended for experienced seamstresses.
BUCKRAM FOUNDATION#BBF10 - $45.00



 

PRACTICAL BONNETS & HOODS


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#HD2
WADDED BONNET - $125.00


An early style which combines the techniques of cording and quilting. Space between the cords is filled with wool wadding. Finished bonnet is made of silk or light weight wool lined with cotton. Call for available colors.

PATTERN #2010 - $18.00
 


Click to enlarge picture. #B12
MID-CENTURY LADYS SOFT BONNET - $115.00


Worn for outdoor activities from 1840s into the 1870s. Silk bonnet is filled with wool and quilted. Brim lining may be a contrasting color which shows when brim is folded back.

PATTERN #9704 -  $16.00



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1800 INTO 1870S SLAT BONNET - $53.00

An every day or sun bonnet which adjusts at neck and folds flat when not in use. 100% cotton in small plaids and prints: blue, green, brown, black, red.

Figured fabric is used unless plain is marked on order form.

PATTERN #9302 - $18.00



Click to Enlarge #B13M
1800s MODIFIED SLAT BONNET - $58.00

Another every day bonnet, adapted form an original in Lancaster County. Pa. Its brim and curtain are shorter than the traditional Slat.

Colors and fabrics are same as for #B13.

 


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1800s CORDED SUN BONNET - $65.00

Alternate style of sun bonnet whose brim is stiffened with rows of cotton cording. 100% cotton woven in colorful plaids and checks, bonnet is cut on the bias.

PATTERN # 0501 - $18.00  (Pattern is sized for adult and child)

 

 


mid 1700s to 1830s WOOLEN HOOD - Adapted from an original dated c. 1830; constructed in the same manner as cloak hoods from the 1700's. Hood is lined and bound with silk, ribbon
adjusts hood size. Colors: dark blue, brown, green in plain or plaid

MID 1700'S TO 1830'S WOOLEN HOOD #HD1 - $65.00



 


KNITTED TWILIGHT HOOD - Knit hood with contrasting crochet trim and tassels. Pattern Rewritten from 1864 instructions. One size adjusts to fit.

HOOD #HD3 - $85.00
PATTERN #9303 - $10.00





Click picture to enlarge. QUILTED (OPERA) HOOD - Brightly colored silk hoods were popular for evening wear and traveling. This quilted hood is filled with wool batting and adjusts with a draw string at the neck. Pattern contains color contrast on curtain and face trim. Optional braiding patterns are included.

HOOD #HD4 - $175.00
PATTERN #9201 - $16.00

 


THE RED RIDING HOOD - Named for the popular folk tale, this wool hood is easily made.  The size is adjusted by loosening or tightening the inside ribbon ties.  Hoods were worn throughout the 19th century.  This pattern, originally published in Peterson's Magazine in 1862, has been adapted for both adult and children's sizes.

PATTERN #0001 - $18.00




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