One thing I have been neglecting is the use of a cap by Victorian ladies. As a middle-aged woman, I should actually be wearing one under bonnets through several Victorian decades. It was common for middle-aged women to wear caps under bonnets long after the younger girls gave them up for everything but working about the house and bed. If I was transported back in time to the year my dress was intended, I suspect I’d come across as dressing a little “young” but conservative. (Hopefully, I wouldn’t come across as a total freak.)
I think one day, I’d like to make a copy of the cap I saw at the Costume Museum of Canada.
The nape of the neck is covered with a gathered piece.
I should have check closer but I think the gathered piece at the back is actually a continuation of the top ruffle around the face.
It is pretty though. I think I will copy this one when I finally get around to making one.