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    Old Fashioned Bonnet

    Have you ever made a lady's old fashioned bonnet?
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    Yes I made one, like they wore on Little House on the Prairie. A lady I worked with asked me if I would make one for her elderly mother in Law. She loved to work outside in her gardens. I made her one from calico and she just loved it. When she had to go to a Nursing Home they told me she took it with her and tied it to her bed.

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    Good story Jackie. I can picture her wearing it.
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    here is a free tut http://howtodresslikeapioneer.blogsp...-tutorial.html

    and here is a utube tut but it does not have the neck protection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ37D0NGF7g
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    I used to make them for my daughter when she was little...thy were the best protection from the sun and bugs.....she wore them till she was about 5 or 6

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    ​I made one years ago to go with my daughters little Boo Peep costume with crocheted ringlets attached to the back of it.

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    *** Yes, I have made them.
    *** Many years ago we had "Old Timey Days" at our church and
    *** I made matching outfits for me and my daughter.

    *** My Grandmother always wore them.
    *** I have one now and a hand cut pattern she gave me.
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    Boy, you had me looking. many years ago my husband's Mother in Law gave me a brown paper pattern for one of those bonnets with the section you could add to protect the back of your neck from the sun. I never made one and evidently gave it away not too long ago on one of my cleaning frenzies.

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    I made several one summer for myself and the grand daughters.
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    I have never made one but have purchased several. I love wearing them when doing yard work - they are great.

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    *** KarenR I sent you an PM.
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    *** I have a Country Patterns by Ozarks Crafts, Inc.
    *** Ozark Sunbonnet
    *** that you can have if you PM your Address.
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    I've made a few! My grandmother (born in 1900) always wore a bonnet and apron except when she was going to church. I have one of her bonnets framed and hanging in my sewing room. I looked and looked for a bonnet pattern that was exactly like her bonnet and finally found one at Buckaroo Bobbins. Here is a link to the pattern on amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Violas-Bonnet-...ckaroo+bobbins It was easy to make and matched my grandmother's bonnet perfectly. Bonnets bring back such great memories!!
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    Yes, I have made bonnets. My mother wore them at home and she made pastel colored everyday ones and also, "church" bonnets in black, navy and other dark colors for herself and others. She inserted corrugated cardboard in the slatted ones and stiffened buckram in the brims of the dressy ones. They wore them when they traveled. It is an old custom from Victorian days when they had traveling costumes.

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    I just made an old time dress and bonnet for our granddaughter's settler's day in school. She was so cute in it.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    I made a dress and bonnet for my granddaughters when they came to the one-room school for a field trip. (I was the teacher.) I used a pattern, and the dress was fine, but the bonnet was way too large; more for an adult. Four of my granddaughters have worn the dress and bonnet, and a few friends as well. When the girls come to the school, very many of them have the prairie dresses and bonnets. They look soooo cute! And the boys wear suspenders, knickers and straw hats. One grandson has been there, and the last one is coming next month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmimipj View Post
    Have you ever made a lady's old fashioned bonnet?
    Yes, I have made them in 3 different styles
    1-Regular bonnet with back neck shield, quilted brim
    2-Bonnet is a circle with the brim buttoned onto it
    3-Bonnet makes into an apron when unbuttoned

    Gosh this brings back memories...My late mother-in-law always wore them when she worked in the garden. She made hers and gave me a pattern (for number 1 above) cut from newspaper.
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    Thank you all for your input. I have a friend that is wanting one to wear fishing. She says her hats keep blowing away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbj137 View Post
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    *** KarenR I sent you an PM.
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    *** I have a Country Patterns by Ozarks Crafts, Inc.
    *** Ozark Sunbonnet

    *** that you can have if you PM your Address.
    ***
    Did you mean to send me a PM?

    Who is KarenR?
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    I made several a few years ago. I had a pattern, I think it was the Ozarks Crafts pattern. I think I still have two of the bonnets and the pattern somewhere. I do like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kydeb View Post
    I've made a few! My grandmother (born in 1900) always wore a bonnet and apron except when she was going to church. I have one of her bonnets framed and hanging in my sewing room. I looked and looked for a bonnet pattern that was exactly like her bonnet and finally found one at Buckaroo Bobbins. Here is a link to the pattern on amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Violas-Bonnet-...ckaroo+bobbins It was easy to make and matched my grandmother's bonnet perfectly. Bonnets bring back such great memories!!
    That link is soooo cool- checked out her other patterns and it takes you back in time. I love the undergarment pattern, and the western dresses.

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