JP Ryan 1770 s Dormeuse Cap Pattern


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The Dormuese, or French Night Cap, was especially popular in the 1770's.  This style was also referred to as a baigneuse, or bathing cap.  The crown of the cap fits loosely over the head, with rounded wings or ears framing the face.  The night cap may be worn close to the face over a natural head, or away from the face covering a high coiffure.  This cap is designed to be trimmed with two rows of ruching over the ears, a band of poufing around the crown, and a ribbon bow at center front.  This cap can also be used as a basis to produce many of the larger caps seen in the 70's and early 80's.  Suitable for fine linens, starched cottons or silk gauze.

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