What it is - Young girl's bonnet and apron
Fabric - Reproduction cotton fabric from a leftover project for the bonnet, cotton/poly broadcloth for the apron
Pattern - Simplicity 3725
Year - 1870s through 1890s -ish. I wasn't worried about accuracy because they're for play.
Notions - Satin ribbon, bias tape, iron on interfacing for the bonnet, thread
How historically accurate is it? - See above, I wasn't too worried about their accuracy since they're play items for a young girl.
Hours to complete - About 2 hours to cut out, 6 hours to sew both items.
First worn - Not until her birthday in June
Total cost - $0, it's all from the stash!
Back at Christmas I made a calico dress for the beau's younger sister, Lexie. She loved the dress so much that I pulled out the pattern again and made a couple accessories for the dress using stash materials.
Using View A again (used for the original dress), I made the bonnet using scraps of a reproduction calico and bits and pieces already laying around.
Even the bits of ribbon and bias tape came from my hoard of leftover materials. One change I did make to the final bonnet though was I ran ribbon inside the bias tape instead of elastic so that it can be adjustable. Not to mention that given what I sew, I don't exactly keep elastic lying around.
The apron is your basic apron, so the directions and overall completion of it weren't too hard.
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