Mar. 19th, 2017

Fontange

Mar. 19th, 2017 07:23 am
atherleisure: (reader)
I made up the bulk of a fontange/commode headdress to go with my 1690's/1700's mantua last fall using the information here, but I really wasn't happy with it because it wouldn't stand up very straight at all. When I didn't wear the mantua to the Georgian picnic in Dallas in November, I put the fontange away for a bit. Last weekend I finally had the chance to wear the mantua so I finally got around to fixing the fontange.

Construction information )
1690's Fontange - Front

1690s Fontange - Side

1690s Fontange - Back

For the next time, I think I'm going to tack the pleats together at the top since it had a tendency to fan out a bit.

One thing that I hadn't foreseen is that it tends to bob when you nod your head. I guess nodding wasn't much of a thing then - that or waving linen and lace was common!

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