Twila has graciously allowed me to repost her pattern review of the Mt. Hood Creations Regency Stovepipe Bonnet Pattern. I’ve added the review to the Regency Pattern Directory. She did a great job with the bonnet she made, although she has some reservations about the pattern itself.
Here are her comments:
It’s not a great pattern… No pattern pieces for covering, mull, or lining… And you need to add seam allowances to the pieces that she does give. Not great instructions too. If you’ve never done millinery before I wouldn’t recommend. But the idea of the pattern is sound, and if you have experience you can make the pattern work…
She makes a loose suggestion about covering the form and gathering the crown and brim pieces, but she doesn’t give those altered pieces or suggest how to draft your own. The pattern is very basic for the amount I paid for it.
Here is the finished result: