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Practical Millinery b y Florence Anslow

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published in 1922!

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 bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures UNABRIDGED Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of our original ''Practical Millinery'' with NO RESERVE!'' We scanned and reformatted a scare original and are pleased to offer you this wonderful antique millinery reference for your reenactment or personal recreation sewing pleasures!

This item has score upon score of line drawings and photos regarding the manufacturing of the most deliciously feminine FLAPPER ERA HATS & chapeaux in its 226 pages! It includes instructions for all the necessary steps and needle working techniques to make lovely hats for all seasons for women, plus children and infants. It includes a rich selection of scaled millinery (draft) patterns for you to enlarge to full-sized patterns using graphed paper or other methods.

This item covers the history of the hat from ancient times through the 20's. This would be a great reference item for those involved in reenactment groups, milliners, millinery and fabric art students, Red Hat Society members and more!(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 is certainly a fine source of historically valuable techniques and inspiration for the creative millinery and fabric artists out there who recreate the hats and headdresses from the early 1900's. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful craft instructional revealing our heritage from early America and European cultures!

Two excerpts:

''In compiling the following book, the author has in her mind, not only the teaching of a handicraft, but the hope of presenting her subject in such a form as may stimulate thought, ingenuity, and originality.

Millinery suffers perhaps more than most subjects from its transitoriness, but with the foundation work carefully and fully described, it is believed that the serious student will be able to apply this knowledge to the new ideas which must continually occur. Should this hope be fulfilled the author has achieved her object of raising Millinery from a mere craft to an educational subject.''

''One of the first tasks of the student is to provide herself with a pattern from which to make her hat. There are two usual methods of obtaining this: (a) By pinning soft paper or muslin over each part of a shape already to head, and moulding it until it fits exactly the form of the shape desired; (b) by drafting the pattern geometrically. Both methods are good, and provided that the shape required is always to hand, and  a pattern can be moulded from it, method (a) is probably the easier and quicker for the unskilled draughtswoman. But it is certain that if method (b) is thoroughly understood, it leads to greater originality and more knowledge of shape cutting and making, as well as opening up very wide possibilities in shape designing; and that the time and patience expended in mastering this part of the craft will, in time, be amply repaid.''



I. The History of Millinery

II. The Ideal Hat - Choice of Colour, Shape, and Material

(''our main considerations: color, shape, material and suitability - to the occasion and the wearer. Complexion and colour of hair and eyes must largely influence the decision. Match your eyes and contrast your hair.''


With Fair Hair and Pink-and-white complexion

With Brown Hair and Pale Complexion

With Golden Brown Hair and Ruddy Complexion

With Light Hair and Muddy Complexions

With Titian Red Hair and White Skin


With Fair Skin and Fresh Colour

With Dark hair, Clear Olive Complexion, and a Little Colour

With Dark Brown Hair and Sallow Complexion

III. Pattern Making

Two Methods: Pinning (''easier and quicker for the unskilled draughts woman'' and Drafting (''leads to greater originality and opens up very wide possibilities in shape designing''

Hat Brims

Hat Crowns

IV. Shape-Making


Cotton Espatra

Willow Buckram


Marley Net

Stiff Net

French Net

French Canvas


Book Muslin

Leno Muslin


Mulling the Shape

Stiff Net Shapes

Full Crowns

V. Wire Shape-Making

''The making of wire shapes is one of the most interesting and useful of all branches of millinery. Once the knack of manipulating the wire is acquired, it is possible for even an amateur worker to design graceful and becoming headgear.''

Tools and Types of Wires

Choice of Wire

Methods of Making

Making a Simple Flat-brimmed Shape in Wire

Other Types of Shapes

Over a Block

Covering and Binding Wire Shapes

VI. The Cutting of Materials and Making of Folds, Pipings, and Bows, Etc., on the Cross

Understanding Your Materials

Cutting on the Cross

Cutting to Shape

Making Folds, Pipings, Bows, Etc., of Materials Cut on the Cross



Bows of Piece Material

Rosettes of Piece-Material

VII. Covering Shapes

''Hat shapes may be covered in two ways - with plain stretched covering, or with full coverings, according to the taste of the wearer.''

Millinery Velvet

Mirror Velvet

Panne Velvet

Couche Velvet

Hatter's Plush

Terre Velvet


Embossed and Fancy Velvets and Velveteens

Chiffon Velveteen

and Many More!

Method of Planning Plain Hat Coverings on Velvet

Planning on Twilled Silk and Crape, Etc.

Fitting the Pieces

Other Methods of Covering Plainly

Full Coverings


Full Crown Coverings

Pleated Coverings

Folded Coverings

Draped and Swathed Coverings



VIII. Straw Working

Working Plait

Working Straw

3 Methods

Steaming and Pressing Straw

IX. Lining, Binding and Facing Brims

Plain Linings

Cross-Cut and Ribbon Linings

Gathered, Pleated and Corded Linings

Narrow Lace, Ribbon, Etc.


5 Methods


X. Hat and Bonnet Linings, and Bandeaux

Preparation of Lining

Bonnet Linings (Matron's)

Children's Bonnet Linings


XI. Pleatings, Ruchings and Quillings; Cockades, Pleated and Petal Rosettes, and Other Ornaments

Single or Knife Pleating

Closely-Pleated Quilling

Double Box Pleating

Single Box-Pleated Ruching

Double Box-Pleated Ruching


Cockades, Quills, Rosettes and Ornaments



Other Types of Rosettes

Rosette with Shirred Edge

Petal Rosette

Looped Ribbon Rosette

Rosettes of Straw Plait, Bebe Ribbon or Thick Wool

XII. Ribbon Bows

Ribbon, Material and Color Choice

Care of Ribbon Bows

How to Make Various Bow Styles

Fraying of Bows

Washing Ribbons

Two-Loop Bow

Three-Loop Bow

Four-Looped Bow

Bow in the Form of an Aigrette

Six-Looped Bow

Many Ways of Cutting and Finishing the Ends of Ribbon Bow

Quaker or Pump Bow

Tied Bow

Cabbage Bow

Stand-Up Bows

Lace Bows

Use of Wire, Tape-Wire or Straw-Plait Supports

3 Methods

XIII. Sports, Weather, Pull-On, Ribbon, and Fur Hats

Material Choices

Outer Covers


Planning on Material

Striped and Corded Materials

Construction of Hat



Covering with Material

Binding with Ribbon, Etc.

Head Lining

Tam O'Shanter Crowns

Ribbon Hats, Toques and Caps

Fur, Skin and Feather

Choice of Fur






Planning and Cutting


Suede Hats

XIV. Hardwear, and Fruit, and Flower Hat Trimmings

Raffia Trimmings

Hat Band

Raffia Flowers


Straw Trimmings


Leather, Suede, Etc.

Cloth, Velvet and Silk

Flowers, Fruit and Foliage

Oil Silk



Decorative Fruit

Embroidered Hat Bands

XV. Lace, Net, and Tulle Working; Caps and Bonnets

Choice of Materials


Plain Covering of Shapes


Joining Lace


Lace and Net Strings for Bonnets

Kilted lace and Net

Lace Trimmings


Maid Hats

Mob Caps

Boudoir Caps

Bonnets for Elderly Ladies


Position When Worn

Foundation Shapes and Comfort

Colour and Material


Measuring the Head


Shape Drafts

Covering the Shape

Widows' Bonnets

XVI. Infant's and Children's Millinery



Ease in Laundering

Handkerchief Bonnet

Baby Boy's Hat

Millinery for Tiny Tots

Twelve Months to 3 Years of Age

American Shapes

The Three Required Measurements

Average Sizes


Methods of Making

Gathered, Tucked and Corded Bonnets

Dutch Shape

Horseshoe Shape


Turnback Front



Ready-Made Strings

Boy's Hats and Caps

Drafting the Pattern

Method of Making

A Linen Hat for a Child 12 to 18 Months

Hat for a Child of 2 to 4 Years

Hat for Boy of 4 to 6 Years

Soft Cap Without Brim

Girl's Hat, 4 to 6 Years

A Poke Bonnet, 2 to 4 Years

Dust Cap or Bonnet, 10 to 12 Years

Boys' Hats, 1 to 2 Years

Man-O'-War Caps

Girls' Hats

Cased or Drawn Hats



XVII. Millinery Renovations



Method #1

Method #2


Ironing and Pressing

Satin Ribbon

Straw Hats

Felt Hats

5 Methods

Gilt Trimmings

Steel Trimmings

Dark Coloured and Black Ribbon, Lace, Chiffon, Velvet, Silk, Felt, Straw and Satin

Furs, Dark

Furs, Light

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 antique and vintage 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, Edwardian pattern book finds with family and friends!


Curious about the quality of this item Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! 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 CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!


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