My sister was recently in charge of a Jane Austen Christmas Ball at BYU-I. Imagine a couple hundred college-aged kids dressed in period costumes and dancing the regency dances you see in Jane Austen movies. Sounds awesome, I know. Well, she and my mom were making a lovely ball gown, and decided that she needed a hair accessory. This is where I got excited.
Armed with scraps of dress material, accent ribbon, buttons, feathers, and a glue gun, I got down to designing something that would stand out in her short locks while still appearing period-worthy. This is what I came up with.