This pretty little hood was published in Peterson's Magazine in 1862. This hood was meant to make a statement. The instructions directed fashionable ladies to procure the most brilliant scarlet that could be had. It also touted the ease of make and the prettiness of finished hood.
While not the typical riding cloak we think of when we hear the term "riding hood," this hood evokes the headwear of François Fleury-Richard's "Red Riding Hood" from 1820.
Similar hoods were already popular in the 1860s, this particular style was an imaginative twist to a winter wardrobe staple. It seems like a good weekend project, just in time for the colder events to come.
Some very pretty examples of this hood made up:
- Mackin-Art: The Red Riding Hood
- Diary of a Seamstress: A Red Riding Hood
- The Story of a Seamstress: The Little Red Riding Hood That Isn't Red