Eighteenth-Century Caps, Part I:
"And so, when I had dined, up stairs I went, and locked myself into my little room. There I tricked myself up as well as I could in my new garb, and put on my round-ear'd ordinary cap; but with a green knot, however, and my home-spun gown and petticoat."
Samuel Richardson, Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740)
"The Mop Trundler," attributed to Edward Penny (undated,
approx. 1770-1780). The young woman is dressed very fashionably,
from her buckled shoes to her Marseilles petticoat to her round eared cap.
This is a very easy project, though time-consuming if you're doing it by hand because fine sewing is a must with something as prominent, face-framing, and immediately eye-level as a cap. If you spend your hand-sewing time anywhere on your outfit, let it be on your cap!
Stay tuned for Part II of the eighteenth-century caps series, coming soon to Threaded Bliss!