Anyone have a source — either online or that they can scan and post — for what one of those little lace caps looks like *not* on a woman’s head?
I’m wondering how I should make mine. It doesn’t have ear flaps afaik. In the portrait, it mostly looks like just a back veil. Easy enough to make: gather up a bit of lace, pin on head, ya?
But if there’s a more, dare I say it, historically accurate version, I’ll do it. I just don’t have any source material. I don’t have anything in books that shows one not on a head. I looked through all of Kendra’s Real Women’s Clothing links for this period too, no dice.
Oh and for pinning, should I get old-fashioned open hair pins instead of bobby pins? Will it matter? Those never seem to stick in my hair, but some of you are better with that. Or if s’one out there has a couple black/dark ones I can use, that’d be awesome 🙂
One last bit of trim left to add to the bodice. Then it’s all hooks and eyes, baby!
I actually worked on a bunch of accessorizing late last night because I was fed up with a certain aspect of the bodice (UG-LEE, but “historically accurate”). Some times, you just gotta walk away. And then, after a morning run in the nice, cool temps, I finished almost all of the accessories. Need some more ribbon, tho, before I can really do one thing.
Then it was back to the hideous thing (that I’ll so totally rip off after Costume-Con). Needed a break because my eyes are going goggly, plus I needed to check email for a program book thing (deadline is tomorrow, eek).
I’m gonna get all this DONE. Oh yes I am. And you can’t stop me. HAH! (note maniacal voice)