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Millinery Processes

by Carlotta M. Browne

Spiral Bound Republication™

Originally Published - 1930!

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Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of our original "Millinery Processes" originally published in 1930!

This HISTORIC item includes detailed instructions and needle working techniques to make the lovely hat styles of the Titanic Flapper eras and earlier! (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 is certainly a fine source of historically valuable techniques & inspiration for the creative needlework, fabric & thread artists who desire to study and create with tried-and-true professional millinery making techniques! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful arts & crafts instructional revealing our heritage from earlier America culture!

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An excerpt:

"To the student...and to the home-maker...the aim has been to present the foundation work in millinery in as much detail as possible, so that every step in the making of different types of hats may be clear to the worker."



Marking - Cutting - Sewing


Single-bias Binding for Covering Wire - Binding slip-stitched at Both Sides - Binding slip-stitching at One Side - Double-Bias Binding, - Ribbon Binding - Shirred Binding

Blocks and Blocking

Crown Blocks of Plaster of Paris and of Wood - Fabric Crown wired for Block - Wire Brim for Blocking - Blocking over a Cork Block - Blocking over a Wire-brim Block

Brim Coverings

Smooth-fitting - Bias - Bias Folds for Brim Covering


Construction of a Casing


Diagram of Color Chart - Importance of Color - Properties of Color - Points to be Remembered


Unfinished Edges - Finishing Cord - Corded Side Crown

Crown Coverings

Tailored, or Fitted - Soft Crown with Oval or Round Top - Shirred - Bias-strip - Sectional - Upright Sectional - Sectional with Corded Seams - Sections running from Side to Side - Side Crown with Scalloped Edge and Oval Top - Side Crown and Sectional Top in One Piece - Side Crown and Sectional Top Separate - Tams - One-Piece - Two-piece Circular - Beret - Circular Top with Fitted Under Crown - Six-section Flared - Fitted Under Crown in Two Parts

Edge Finishes

With Binding or Folding - Cord-edge Finish - Slip-stitch - Cording for Edge Finish

Fabric Frames

Materials Used - Alterations - Padding


Soft - Plain - Sectional


Fitted - Drooping - Millinery - Plain - Flanges

Flower and Fruit Ornaments

Flower Ornaments - Leaves - Fruit Ornaments - Felt Flowers and Fruit - Organdie Flowers


Cap - Strip - Sectional

Materials Used for Covering Hats

For Fall and Winter Hats - For Spring and Summer Hats - Velvet - Velveteen - Straw Braid - Horsehair Braid


Head Size - Crown - Brim


Free-hand Modeling - Brim made from Drafted Pattern


Copying - Drafting - Placing


Renovation and Care of Hats and Hat Materials

Cleaning and Bleaching Straw and Braid Hats - Felt Hats - Dyeing Hats - Renovating Hat Materials - Care of the Hat - Making the Hat Box

Ribbon Hats

Crown Top - Side Crown - Brim

Ribbon Trimmings

Tailored Bow - Simple Tied Bow - Cascade Ribbon Trimming


Selection of Hats

Principles of Design to be Considered - Hats for Definite Types - Influence of Trimmings - Children's Hats - Points to be Remembered

Stitches Used in Millinery

Slip-stitch - Long-and-short - Cord-edge - Running - Back - Lock - Catch - Tie Tack - Stab - Machine-stitching - Quilting - Tucking

Straw and Horsehair Braids

Use of Wire

Kinds of Wire - Construction of the Brim for the Transparent Hat - Wiring Fabric Frames - Use of Ribbon Wire

Working Equipment and Instructions

Millinery Equipment - General Rules - Common Terms


What a historically educational and delightful millinery fancy work art instructional piece this is! My original is even signed by the author. :)

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 fabrics, straws, 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. Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so many more advantages over the original book.

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

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You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...

Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for many other unique needlework Spiral Bound Book, CD and Single Pattern Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!

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