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Want to look like you just stepped out of the pages of a Jane Austen novel? Want something totally unique that you create yourself? This kit contains everything you need to make your own Regency era poke bonnet. Although it was designed with the English Regency in mind, this bonnet would also make a lovely accompaniment for an early Victorian or American Civil War costume.

Start by sizing the navy blue brim to fit your head. Then gather a piece of rich lavender brocade to make a soft crown. Add a navy blue decorative braid, bias-cut lavender taffeta around the edge, and finish it off with navy grosgrain ribbons and a removable bow and feather accent for a totally custom bonnet that you made entirely yourself. Step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and no machine sewing and very little hand sewing is required. Add your own flowers or embellishments to make it even more unique. It would look especially nice when trimmed with one of my bee brooches.

If you are interested in ready-to-wear bonnets, or want to start with a ready-made bonnet and decorate it yourself, check out my other listings. I would also be happy to create a custom bonnet or kit in your colors.

Kit Contains:
Multi-size Pattern
Navy blue straw-like brim
Lavender brocade for crown
Bias-cut blue satin strip for inner edge of brim
Bias-cut lavender taffeta strip for outer edge of brim
Braided navy blue trim for crown
Navy grosgrain ribbons for ties
Satin and grosgrain ribbons for bow
Blue and purple feathers
Pin back
Bee charm (so you can have a bee in your bonnet if you want)
Complete step-by-step instructions

The last picture shows a finished bonnet made from one of my kits.

NOTE: In order to cut shipping costs, the brim is rolled to fit in a smaller box. Please open as soon as it arrives and allow the brim a day or so to flatten out.

I have a PDF epattern tutorial for making your own bonnet as well.

All of my shipping prices are based on regular mail. If you need an item shipped quickly, contact me before you purchase and I will set up a reserved listing with expedited shipping.

International customers, please read my shop policies regarding international shipping, import taxes and fees before purchasing. Cheers!

Bonnet Kit- DIY- Lavender and Navy Blue- Regency, Georgian, Jane Austen Era Bonnet


  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: brocade, straw, ribbons, taffeta, satin, feathers, braided trim
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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