This is a gorgeous machine-made linen cap and a terrific bargain. It is a nice flattering style. The band is double layer and the seam allowances don't show through the fabric. The hem at the front of the pleated ruffle is quite narrow and perfectly sewn. It gathers in the back with a tiny tape inside a tiny casing. Very impressive quality! My only gripe is that the caul is larger than I prefer (I don't do a very big hairstyle). I will probably cut down and resew the caul at some point but I'm in no hurry, it's beautiful as is.