Please join us on 9 July from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and learn millinery skills while making your own Victorian silk bonnet! Choose from two styles: a Fanchon worn from 1864-1875 or a Bebe Bonnet worn 1870’s into the 1890’s. Materials provided include: pre-made bonnet foundation, 100% silk fabric to cover & fabric for lining; millinery needles & thread; pattern & instructions, including various trim ideas. Several original and reproduction bonnets will be available for study.
The fee for the class is $100 and covers the cost of materials.
Students should bring hand sewing tools: needles, pins, tape measure, fabric marking pencil, fabric shears, paper scissors, thimble – opt. Also bring any trims you may wish to apply to your bonnet: artificial flowers, lace, edging, small plume. 2.5 yards of 2-3” wide ribbon needed for bonnet ties and trim.
Please bring your own lunch.
Your instructor will contact you soon after registration to determine the following:
- Choice of style (Fanchon or Bebe)
- Silk color for your bonnet. Colors available are dark or light: blue, red, green, brown; & ivory, yellow, peach, pink, black.
If you are interested in the class, you can register via the following QR code OR link:
Class is limited to 10 participants
LYNNETTE MILLER is an independent costumer consultant and proprietor of Miller’s Millinery. A member of the Costume Society of America, she focuses on promoting accuracy in historic interpretation, especially in the area of 18th and 19th century clothing construction and fit. She has won national awards for her Civil War era clothing and served as National Chairwoman of the Costume Committee for the Ladies of the North/South Skirmish Association for two terms. A retired art teacher, she writes magazine articles, lectures and conducts clothing and millinery workshops. Lynnette can also be found demonstrating early textile production and millinery techniques at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, PA.
MILLER’S MILLINERY was founded in 1990 to provide patterns which detailed accurate information and construction techniques for head wear and accessories of the Civil War era. The line has continued to expand to include caps, hats, bonnets and accessories from most of the 18th and 19th centuries.