Flowers are very much worn, and fruit is still more the thing. Elizabeth has a bunch of strawberries, and I have seen grapes, cherries, plums, and apricots. There are likewise almonds and raisins, French plums, and tamarinds at the grocers', but I have never seen any of them in hats. A plum or greengage would cost three shillings; cherries and grapes about five, I believe, but this is at some of the dearest shops. Jane Austen to Cassandra June 1799
Ribbons, flowers and feathers were very much in demand for bonnet trimming during Jane Austen's day, as you can see from my 1812 fashion plate (Costumes Parisiens). This trim kit comes with three yards of your color choice of satin ribbon, two ostrich plumes (your choice of colors) and a mixed bunch of flowers to coordinate (usually the same color as the ribbon, but I can mix it up, if you prefer-- just ask!) Flower selection varies based on color preference-- I try to keep them as natural looking as possible, and send paper and/or fabric flowers-- both of these types of flowers were available and widely used during the Regency.
I have added additional photos to show some trim options using just this trim kit and my plain poke bonnet.
This listing is for (3) Yards of Ribbon, (2) Ostrich Plumes and (1) Bunch of flowers in your color combination. Please contact me about custom colors and trimmings. I'm always happy to try something new. Visit www.austentation.com for a large selection of hand made custom sewn Regency hats, bonnets, reticules, accessories and more.
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