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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 tan brim to fit your head. Then gather a piece of rich striped ivory brocade to make a soft crown. Add a ivory decorative braid, and bias-cut taupe taffeta around the edge. Top it all with a decorative ivory and gold button and finish it off with ivory 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 ribbon rose brooches.
This bonnet packs flat, so it is perfect for out-of-town picnics and Jane Austen conventions (remember, JASNA members, it’s not too early to start thinking about Minneapolis in September).

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:
Tan straw-like brim
Multi-size Pattern
Ivory brocade for crown (pre-serged on edges to prevent fraying)
Decorative ivory and gold button for top
Bias-cut taupe taffeta strip for outer edge of brim
Bias-cut taffeta strip for inner edge of brim
Braided ivory trim for crown
Ivory grosgrain ribbons for ties
Lace and grosgrain ribbon for bow
Various feathers in ivory and tan
Pin back
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.

I also have a Regency reticule and reticule kit which would match this bonnet beautifully.

I have a velvet capelet which would match this too.

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. Cheers!

Bonnet Kit- DIY- Ivory and Tan


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