Chapter 9 Straw and Horsehair Hats
MAKING A STRAW BONNET
The bonnet in this example was made used for Mary in the production Tom Sawyer (Figure 9-1).
Figure 9-1 Costume Design for Mary in Tom Sawyer.
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING A BONNET
• Straw wefts or a straw hat
• Pattern paper
• Sewing machine
• Container for water
• Needle and thread
• Fabric, lace trim, and ribbon
• Wig comb
Step One: Preparing Pattern and Straw Braids
• Make a pattern for both a straw brim (Figure 9-2c) and fabric cap.