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The Virginia
1810-1820
Virginia, a striking Regency style, is a  stove pipe poke bonnet that sits just above the hair line and is especially comfortable for smaller heads.   When introduced around 1810, the Virginia had a short raised crown and 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. 

Costume Parisien
1811

Costume Parisien
1817
The Virginia Pattern includes 3 interchangeable brims and 3 head pieces to create a wide variety of looks. Brim one is  shallow and squared at the cheek.  Brim two has nice smooth curve.  Brim three is a deeper version of brim 1.  Brims two and three have a optional cutup at the back of the brim for late 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.   
 
The Virginia Pattern
$16

 A custom made Virginia bonnet is available in buckram covered silk untrimmed from $180 and trimmed from $205. The Virginia is available in straw for $95 untrimmed and trimmed from $145.
The Virginia Deluxe Kit     $75
The Virginia pattern, bonnet form, headlining, 2 curved needles, and a box. 
Brim Options
Headpiece
 
Virginia Form
Brim Options
Headpiece
Virginia Hemp Form
Brim Options
Headpiece
Colors
Brim 1

Brim One Stove Pipe Headpiece Brim One Shaped Stove Pipe  
Brim 2
        
Brim 2 Shaped Headpiece Brim 2 Stovepipe Headpiece  
Brim 3
                 
Brim 3 Shaped Headpiece Brim 3 Straight Stovepipe Headpiece  
     

 


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