Although I have combined the Regency and Georgian periods, there is a huge range of millinery styles to be found in both eras and I have discovered and reproduced just a few of the very best below. Many of the designs are influenced by the military fashion of the times and some simply stunning bonnets and mob caps in the finest of silks were available. I have been able to track down an amazing amount of information on the techniques and workmanship of the day and have enjoyed the challenge in reproducing those skills in 12th scale for my collectors.
Léa...a delicate confection of smooth ivory habotai silk this 18th century bonnet is liberally trimmed with ivory lace including a ruffle at the neck. The tall crown has elegant silk ruching and trails of charming handmade silk rose buds in shades of crimson.
Lydia....a subtle combination of red toned silk stripes and frothy cream lace make up this early 19th century mob cap. A smaller cluster of buds adorn the underside of the brim and an ornate jewelled hatpin completes this lovely design.
'Leonie'...an enchanting Regency era bonnet of cream silk overlaid and faced with cream lace and ornate trim. The wide brim is finished with handmade cream and violet silk roses and greenery and a delicate puff of silk tulle .
Can be worn by a 12th scale doll
Farah.....A charming design from the early 1800's this little chapeau of palest gold and cream striped silk is trimmed with delicate cream lace and fine gold piping. Folds of silk adorn the crown and the brim is upturned to give a glimpse of lace and a cluster of gold and yellow buds
'Tabitha'...1819 An elegant bonnet created from crisp white silk with a simple but chic black and white striped ribbon. A ruffle of black silk frames the face and the crown is lined in black silk. An original and unique piece of 12th scale millinery to add to your collection.
'Rebecca'........1808 A charming bonnet of honey silk with the tiniest black ruffles adorning the soft rounded crown and brim. Lined with several layers of fine cream lace.
'Lilias'......1802 This exquisite brimless bonnet would have been all the rage at the beginning of the 19th century. Giving the wearer a vaguely military air this lovely piece is fashioned from 'ashes of roses' silk combined with embroidered tulle and fine cream braid. The stylish curled feather adds the finishing touch.
'Mercy'....1802 A stylish brimless bonnet of folds of heavy seafoam silk embroidered with gold and burgundy. Pale gold silk ribbons can be fastened under chin. Lined in pale yellow silk.
'Molly'........a charming mob cap of silk taffeta in cream and grey stripes. Cream lace frames the wearer's face and a large grey silk bow finishes off the top. Looks stunning worn by a 12th scale doll.
Hatstand not included...available to order
'Clementine'..........Such an elegant little bonnet based on the fashions of 1834. Pea green silk has been hand ruched to face the wide brim and the crown. A silk bow nestles and inner band of lace frames the wearer's face. Two large leaves and a scattering of delicate flowers complete this lovely piece of miniature millinery.
'Bronwen'........Inspired by a french millinery fashion of 1812 this exquisite little bonnet has a rounded crown of ruched blush silk trimmed with delicate pale lace and ribbons and lined with cream silk. The structured sides are piped with lace and ruffles of silk and the silk ribbon can be carefully adjusted to fit your 12th scale doll.