For the early 1800's I love this bonnet Gwyneth Paltrow wears in Emma. I have tried to make it before, but to no avail. Perhaps a second attempt will be better.
Choosing something for the 1860's was a little more difficult. The spoon bonnets that are so prevalent during that time are really not my style and I don't like how they always appear to be falling off. Thankfully I learned that I am still young enough to wear a hat. This shop sells a charming 1860's hat, but it is rather expensive for a one day event, and it is a little late for me to be ordering something.
Miller's Millinery has a pattern for a similar hat that is constructed out of buckram.
I just so happen to have buckram leftover from this impulse buy...
Hopefully some finished products will come from my sewing room soon!