Traditional Plain Dress Women's CapsExamples and Links to Patterns/Seamstresses
Soft CapsSoft caps have been worn by many groups, including the Quakers, Amish and Old Order River Brethren. It is important to note some differences. The Old Order River Brethren place much emphasis on a bright white cap, often starching it into shape. Among the Quakers, there is no set pattern, but I show a few of the styles that are worn. The long, flowing veiling is becoming more and more popular among plain women and is now an acceptable alternative with some Plain groups.
Stiff CapsStiff caps are associated with the Anabaptist tradition (Amish/Mennonite/Amish Mennonite and Old German Baptist Brethren). These happen to all be photos of "net" stiff caps, but some groups wear stiff caps made of solid, non-see-through white or black fabric.
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AND in all your Meetings, let notice be given to the Quarterly Meetings of all poor Friends: And when ye have heard, that there is many more Poor belonging to one Meeting than to another, and that Meeting thereby is burdened and oppressed, let the rest of the Meetings assist and help them, so that ye may ease one another, and help to bear one anothers Burdens and so fulfil the Law of Christ. And so see that nothing be lacking, according to the Apostle's words (mark) nothing ...
I am not Amish or Mennonite, but some people who come to my website are interested in knowing more about these groups. I can recommend these books as authoritative and relatively inexpensive sources of further information.