18th Lady's Century Wired Cap Pattern. This wired cap is based on contemporary paintings dating from as early as 1745 to 1778. During the late 1760's to the early 1770's it appears frequently in portraiture, as fashionable hairstyles are growing larger. Most of the portraitrure found is of middling to gentry social classes, however several portraits depict lady's maids. This cap is often trimmed in some manner. Trimmings range froms imple "top knot" ribbons to elaborate lace and ruchings as wella s artificial flowers. Sizes Small through Large included with instructions to resize to size needed. Worn mostly by the middling to gentry classes but is seen in portraits on 'my lady's maids'. This cap was worn as early as 1745 but is most commonly seen from the late 1760s to early 1770s. Required milliner wire is included in the pattern. In The Providence Gazette of 1763 "RAN away . . . a likely lusty Mulatto Servant Woman . . . She is extremely nice in her Head Attire, which is generally ornamented after the modern Fashion".
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