Girl's 1770s Black Silk Taffeta Bonnet
Even little girls wore black bonnets in the 1770s, and with a bright pink ribbon, this is the height of Revolutionary War-era fashion for tweens and teens. Made in crisp silk taffeta, the bonnet and brim shapes are based on period images and the extant bonnet at Colonial Williamsburg. Newspaper ads in North America show that merchants and milliners sold ready-bonnets in a variety of colors, and ribbons in all colors were one of the most frequently purchased items that easily updated any accessory. Sized for girls aged 7-14, this bonnet is just like an adult’s: entirely hand sewn of period-correct materials using period techniques.