About the Author
Timely Tresses, the joint venture of Mandy Foster and Dannielle Perry, strives to provide historically accurate bonnets and bonnet patterns for styles spanning the nineteenth century. This volume shares one aspect of their research, hand-colored fashion plates from antique periodicals. Mandy Foster, a thirteen-year veteran of living history, studies fashion history, and teaches sewing, design, and patternmaking. After completing an internship at Past Patterns, she graduated in 2002 from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Apparel Design and Production and a minor in History. Mandy and her husband Sean own Baker Lane, specializing in vintage-inspired motherhood sewing patterns, and Foster & Foster Clothiers, specializing in reproduction WWII British dress hats. Mandy, Sean, and their two children make their home in North Carolina. Dannielle Perry, an active participant in living history for twelve years, conducts ongoing research on nineteenth century fashion based on original garments, antique periodicals, and period photography. With her skills in sewing, knitting, quilting, and spinning, Dannielle creates numerous impressions for herself, family, and friends. A former teacher with a B.A. in English and a minor in History from North Carolina State University, Dannielle resides in North Carolina with her husband Randy and their three children.