Finished at 11 pm last night, just barely within September!
I started this bonnet using an early version of Lynn McMaster's Regency Bonnet. Later versions have a change in the brim shape and I believe Lynn's are made with a double layer of buckram. Mine is made with a single layer of buckram, this makes it a bit flimsier than Lynn's or Chris' over at the Laced Angel. I made the short brimmed version of the bonnet. The pattern has 3 variations and comes in 3 head sizes.
I sewed the millinery wire on the edges using a machine zigzag stitch. The tip, crown and brim are glued together using fabric glue. If I did it again I would cover the brim with silk before attaching it to the crown, it ended up a bit wrinkled, which I think could maybe be prevented. I also forgot to include the mulling between the buckram and the silk. The brim is finished with self-bias made from the bonnet fabric. I still haven't decided on trimming options.
JaneAusten.co.uk has an entire post on triming your bonnet, including simples bows and flower springs.
Historical Period: 1812/Regency
Outfit It Accessorizes: To-be-finished Regency attire for GBACG's Tall Ship Adventure
Materials Used: buckram, silk, glue
Techniques Used: Sewing, glueing