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1860's clothing

I finally ordered my corset making supplies! I’m very excited. I can’t wait to get started. In the mean time, I’ll work on my apron(s) and sun bonnet. I’m going to make a slat bonnet. “Slats” were used to stiffen the brim so that it wouldn’t flop down in your face. I’m going to use cardboard “slats”, which I was surprised to find is historically accurate. (Cardboard was called Pasteboard back then, but it’s really the same thing.)

Posted on May 24, 2007 by Jordan in: history| sewing