Round Eared Cap

July – September 2012

The ubiquitous Kannik’s Korner cap from “Woman’s and Girl’s Caps 1740-1820.” Made in fine portofino linen. It’s entirely handsewn using the pattern’s authentic 18th Century methods.
This is my second version of the cap. The first was cut with 1/2″ seam allowances in order to use the machine. In the finished cap, the seam allowances were quite awkward. I ended up covering them with seam binding. Not very dainty, and almost more work than sewing the cap the historical way. In this second version, I followed the pattern’s instructions very carefully. My ruffle and cap pieces have narrow 1/8″ hems as my rolled hems were subpar. I got out the reading glasses to attach the whipped gathers.