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Plain Bonnet Styles

Examples and Links to Patterns/Seamstresses

Examples

Married Woman Wenger Bonnet Unmarried Woman Wenger Bonnet
Mennonite, Wenger, Married  Unmarried
Piker Mennonite Bonnet Piker Mennonite Bonnet
Mennonite, Piker Mennonite, Piker. Different milliner.
Lancaster Amish Bonnet Lancaster Amish Girls Bonnet
Amish, Lancaster, Baptized Unbaptized
Old Order River Brethren Bonnet - side view Old Order River Brethren Bonnet
Old Order River Brethren Bonnet Old Order River Brethren Bonnet (The same one--on me. A little too big.)
Quaker Bonnet Quaker Bonnet
Classic Quaker bonnet (doll-size). Another view.
Lucretia Mott's Quaker bonnet Ibbie's Quaker bonnet
Lucretia Mott's Bonnet Me in my bonnet. I purchased a Piker bonnet and re-made it to look more Quakerly.
Wilburite Quaker Bonnet Wilburite Quaker bonnet
Wilburite Quaker bonnet The Wilburite bonnet, the Gurneyite bonnet and the Hicksite bonnet were outward signs of Quaker schisms.
Wilburite Quaker Bonnet Wilburite Quaker Bonnet
Wilburite Quaker bonnet (same one as above) The same Wilburite bonnet. (click for closer view)
Miller's Millinery Quaker Bonnet Sarah Benson Walker's Gray Quaker Bonnet
Quaker Bonnet as created by Miller's Millinery. Photographs of Quaker bonnets belonging to Sarah Benson Walker: 1812-1893. University of Tasmania Library, Special & Rare Material Collections. (Unpublished) She had a gray bonnet (foreground) and a light brown bonnet in the background. For more see Quaker Life in Tasmania: Quaker Costume. Photographs of Sarah Benson Walker's bonnets (Private Collection)
Mennonite bonnet photos used by permission of Plainly Dressed


Ready-made

  • Miller's Millinery

    Miller's Millibnery makes period-correct bonnets, including the Quaker bonnet shown above. Just contact her directly through her website.

  • Rachels' Seamstress Services

    Rachel's Seamstress Services has a lovely and practical sunbonnet.

  • PrayerCoverings.com

    PrayerCoverings.com is one of the best places online to get a wide variety of headcovering options, including several bonnet styles.

  • ChristianCoverings.com

    Christian Coverings offers several "outer bonnet" styles, including Old Order Mennonite, a sunbonnet, and a winter bonnet.

  • Gohn Brothers

    Gohn Brothers is a mail-order-only catalog that sells Piker-style Mennonite bonnets. I purchase this bonnet and re-make it to make it more Quakerly. To receive a catalog, mail a request to Gohn Brothers at P.O. Box 1110, Middlebury IN, 46540

Patterns

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Epistle 128
1656

"Grow as the Lilly"

(To all Friends, to Keep in the Power of God, out of the Cares of the World)

ALL Friends, to that which is pure, take heed, that with that all your Minds may be kept up to God, who is pure; that as the Lilly ye all may grown, and receive Wisdom from God, how to use the Creatures in their places, to the Glory of him that created them. For Woe is unto you that Lay up for the latter day with Covetousness; ye act in that Nature contrary to the Light, taking Thought for to morrow, what ye shall eat, and ...

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Recommended Reading


I am not Amish or Mennonite, but some people who come to my website are interested in knowing more about these groups. I can recommend these books as authoritative and relatively inexpensive sources of further information.


An Introduction to Conservative and Old Order Mennonite Groups




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