Lady's Night-Cap. [Victorian Hats & Bonnets]
For pattern see Supplement, No. X, Fig. 45.
of linen, bordered with a double scalloped frill
of the same. Cut the front and
back together, on the
bias, from Fig. 45, allowing room for the shirr marked,
through which an elastic cord, six inches long, is passed.
Gather the back from 86 to 87, and join it to the front, and
stitch a narrow bias fold over the seam. At the top of this
fold, at 86, on each side, sew a strip of linen,
two inches wide, and scalloped on the bottom; bring these strings to the
top, and tie them in a bow. Hem the edge of the cap, put on
the frill, two inches wide, and finish with linen strings.
For pattern see Supplement, No. XXIV., Figs. 92
of fine linen, bordered with scalloped
frill of the same. Cut the front and back from Figs. 92
and 93, the first bias, allowing for the shirr, through
which an elastic cord is run, six inches wide. Gather the
back from 69 to X, and join it to the front, making the
figures on the pattern correspond; then cord the front from
the middle to • on either side, and put on the frill, which
is an inch and a quarter
wide in the middle, and narrows toward the end. A
strip of linen, three-quarters of an inch wide, is stitched
under the edge of the front, to hide the seams. The strings
are of linen, two and a half inches wide, and half a yard long. A narrow
scalloped edge is stitched on the slope of the cap,
back of the strings, as
seen in the illustration, the seam being covered on the
under side with a narrow bias strip of linen.
Cite This Article:
"Lady's Night Cap", November 2, 1867
[electronic edition]. Harper's Bazaar, Nineteenth Century
Fashion Magazine, http://harpersbazaar.victorian-ebooks.com (2005).