Another sweet bonnet! I used a vintage pattern in my personal collection for this little charmer. Swiss Nelona forms the crown, while a delicate floral lawn forms a scalloped and lace edged brim.
The ribbon streamers are first attached with a single loop of the ribbon. On top, is a lace rosette centered with an etched mother-of-pearl button.
To form the lace rosette, I begin with a piece of French lace approximately 5" in length. Part of this will be cut away, but I find it a little easier to hold and manipulate this length of lace.
The cotton French laces most commonly used in heirloom sewing will have a header made of several threads. By easing these out at one cut end of the lace and gently pulling, the lace can easily be gathered.
Continue gathering and curling the lace into a circle or rosette. Using fine thread and needle, the ends of the lace may be stitched into a tiny seam. I normally use a teeny tiny French seam in order to enclose all raw edges.
Fluff and arrange the gathers to help hide the seam.
Stitch to your bonnet, along with a sweet button.
Viola! Another wonderful attachment of bonnet streamers!