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Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication of our original Edwardian Gibson Girl Era "Simple Directions for Home Millinery"!
This HISTORIC item contains instructions, diagrams, designs & instructional fundamentals for creating a variety of classic Gibson Girl Era millinery hat styles. There are many designs & step-by-step instructions included! (Original is NOT for sale)
Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!
This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!
This item is a great resource for those who are Flapper and Depression era historical reenactment enthusiasts, opera, stage and theatre costumers, students of historical millinery, clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!
"This little series of lessons is not intended to represent a thorough course of instruction in millinery, but in the simplest way to give the necessary directions for the use of women who must do their own and children's millinery, and are not in a position to see or hear much of the world of fashion. Every woman rightly has the desire to look her best; to be at least as well dressed as her neighbors when they meet at church or socials, and she naturally takes as great a pride in the appearance of her children.
Materials are not so expensive, it is the work that costs, and the clever mother can make her own hat and two for her little daughters for what one would cost if bought in town
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Selecting of Shapes and Materials
To Select a Shape
Frames and Hats
To Make Simple Frames
The Covering and Lining of Hats
Cutting a True Bias
Binding a Hat with Velvet or Silk
Covering a Frame
Lining a Hat
Shirred Facings and Children's Bonnets
A Child's Bonnet
Making Hats of Braid
Covering Frames with Pliable Braid
Covering Frames with Stiff Braid
Threads Used in Covering Frames
Coloring and Covering Frames
Plateaux or Flats
Leghorn Hats, Felts, and Beavers
Quantities of Braid Required
Feathers, Wings, Etc.
How to Clean Millinery Materials
How to Mirror Velvet
Cleaning Chiffon and Mousseline De Soie
Cleaning Feathers and Wings
Cleaning Felt and Beaver Hats
The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needle worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.
The antique and vintage furs, fabrics, frames, wires, tools, hat blocks, etc., can be found on Atomic Mall quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store
The item you will receive is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your grandmothers did!
The Spiral Bound Book Republication you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!
You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication has so