I also hoped, as I had to create a jacket anyway, to enter it in the HSF 'Bodice' challenge #5- but that was due about 10 days ago :( Curse deadlines!
Anyhoo, aside from that, being as I am on the hunt for things which will aid me in myself imposed challenge of creating a suitable pattern for an 1850s - 1860s style headdress, I was very pleased to find two authentic 1862 patterns in an old book titled: "A history of costume" by Carl Kolher, that I had borrowed from the Dunedin public library.
And good news, a edition is available online and free to download as PDF through the Internet archive HERE
If you can't redraw these patterns yourself, rest assured in a week or so I plan to recreate them in Adobe Illustrator and so will post them here for everyone to share :)
|Victorian 'cap' patterns from 1862|