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Millinery Book Make Hat WWII Swing Hats Milliner 1949
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Payment Shipping Additional Information Millinery Book Make Hat WWII Swing Hats Milliner 1949

Your Millinery by Winifred Reiser

"with over 70 examples"

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally published 1959!

Why Buy Just One?

Receive a 50% s/h discount on all items in your order after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment as invoiced!

Up for your consideration is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Republication™ of our original "Your Millinery" with detailed instructions, guides and draft patterns! Enclosed in this DPT Republication is a fine variety of elegant styles and variations of Lady's Millinery which were originally published 1949 in the United Kingdom! (Original is NOT for sale)

The contents goes into great detail regarding creating austere and dignified headdresses for woman of the late 1940s. Wonderfully detailed instruction & images on making simply elegant hats from start to finish! :)

An Excerpt:

"I am personally all in favour of the feminine sex remaining feminine; therefore, as a milliner, I hope I may be forgiven for claiming that no other article of apparel stamps the feminine hall-mark on its wearer more surely than does her hat, particularly if it is one that has just that something that the others have not--a pleasing line at the head, a well moulded upsweep brim, a nicely placed feather or an attractive bow...

If you have never tackled the job of making a hat, take my advice, try it now. Not only will you save expense; you will, if you have any idea of needlework, colour and line at all, gain immense satisfaction from what can become a lucrative, fascinating hobby and you will be better dressed into the bargain..."

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. We believe you'll love it too!

Producing the best CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications for you since 1999!

Our customers say:

"As a seamstress I adore this. Rate service excellent. A++++"

Lots of pretty and functional headgear both with and without veils. All will surely be lovely!

Just in time for Summer and Fall Hats!

Very Post-WWII!

This item is a great resource for those who are historical reenactment enthusiasts, theatre costumers, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!

What a lovely way to show your love for the ever tasteful chapeaus of that genteel era, either for yourself or as gifts, that will amaze and please the receiver!




Chapter One: The Workroom and Its Equipment

A description of the workroom and the tools and accessories required in millinery.

Chapter Two: Materials

Foundation materials and their use; types of felts, straws, silks and wools for making into hats.

Chapter Three: Design and Choice

Factors which influence design; importance of the sparterie brim shape method; hints on choosing the right hat; seasonal materials.

Chapter Four: The Sailor Hat in Felt

Includes detailed technical instruction on making a sparterie brim shape.

Chapter Five: The Off the Face Hat

Moulding an off the face sparterie brim cut on the bias

Chapter Six: The Beret

Making berets in strip felt, velvet and strip straw; hints on trimming.

Chapter Seven: The Pill Box

The pill box sparterie shape and the hat itself made in both strip felt and ruched silk.

Chapter Eight: The Touque

How to make the toque in silk; directions for pleating the material.

Chapter Nine: The Off the Face Hat in Satin

Fitting and sticking satin over a sparterie brim foundation.

Chapter Ten: A Sports Hat in Stitched Angora

Making the brim from a paper pattern; how to machine brim and crown for strength.

Chapter Eleven: Trimmings

How to make a bow; looping ribbon for making a chou; how to make a cockade; making flowers from felt scraps; head decoration trimmed with felt flowers; how to make ribbon loops; how to stitch veiling on a hat.

This item's information is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier feminine American culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment making the millinery and needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your grandmothers did!

What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!

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 needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The vintage wire, thread, fabrics, hat blocks, flowers, feathers, 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 near by fabric, craft or hobby store.

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 many more advantages over the original book.

What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications™?

* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.

* Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.

* Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects.

* Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.

* Every image and every page has been scanned to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!

* You can gift these wonderful Victorian,  

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