Regency Bonnet Pattern - Ophelia


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Ophelia, a striking Regency style, is a stovepipe poke bonnet that sits just below the hairline and is especially comfortable for larger head sizes. When introduced around 1810, the Ophelia had a short raised crown and a modest brim that framed the face. As the decade progressed, brims grew deeper and more flared and the crown grew taller to accommodate elaborate hairstyles.

The Ophelia Regency Bonnet Pattern includes 3 interchangeable brims and 3 headpieces to create a wide variety of looks. Brim one is shallow at centre front, deeper at cheeks. Brim two has a nice smooth curve. Brim three is a deeper version of brim one. Brim two and three have an optional cutup at the back of the brim appropriate to later teens impressions. The headpieces include a straight stovepipe, a tapered stovepipe and a shaped stovepipe. The straight stovepipe appears flare to the tip because the tip is a circle and the brim opening an oval. The tapered headpiece reduces the size of the tip making it appear to be a straight stovepipe. The shaped headpiece is shorter in the front in the back allowing the brim to flare more around the face. ​

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