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Vintage Millinery Hat Making RITCHER Make Hats CD Book!
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The ABC of Millinery by Madame Eva Ritcher!

CD Republication™

Originally Published in 1950!


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Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republication™ of the original ''The ABC of Millinery''!

This HISTORIC item contains instructions, diagrams, designs & instructional fundamentals for creating a variety of classic millinery hat styles. There are many designs & step-by-step instructions plus 4 drafting patterns included! There are many unique patterns, instructions & diagrams for ultra-feminine, lacy, & beribboned hats! (Original is NOT for sale)


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An excerpt:

''Millinery - who disputes the fact - is an art. Like the other arts, it has flowered out of civilization. For centuries, Women has desired that her head-covering - be it cap, bonnet or hat - should in itself be a thing of beauty. A thing which shall at once express and flatter the wearer and be, gaily, in tune with her own time...

...The ABC of Millinery is intended for the laywoman--for the woman who loves hats but who up to now, where the creation of hats is concerned, has considered herself an outsider. This is the book for the reader whose fingers have itched to appempt millinery, but whose good sense has warned her against the blunders she can but make if she is not helped. A book for the reader who, having been offered inferiour hats in shops, can but have thought: ''I'm sure I could do better that that , if only, if only, I knew how....'' A book for the reader with time and taste.''

The antique and vintage ribbons, threads, fabrics, blocks, tools, 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…




Section I


Section II

Materials: (a) Basic, (b) Testiles, (c) Felts, (d) Straws

Section III

Head Measurments

Section IV

Basic Styles and the Parts of a Hat

Section V

The Sectional Cap

Section VI

The Beret

Section VII

The Unblocked Covered Shape

Section VII

Advanced Covered Crowns

Section VIII

Advanced Covered Crowns

Section IX

The Blocked Felt Hat (Hooda)

Section X

The Blocked Felt Hat (Strip Felt)

Section XI

Straw Hoods

Section XII

Bundle Straws

Section XIII

The Turban

Section XIV


Section XV


Section XVI

Miscellaneous Methods

Section XVII

Period Hat for Theatricals


List of Illustrations

Navy Lace Straw Hat trimmed with pink rose

Covered Silk Crown and shaded pink chiffon brim

Black and white satin Advanced Covered Shape

White Felt Hat and veil

Beige and blue strip felt model

Feather covered model in yellow and sage green

Block straw and satin model

Side view of Block Straw and satin model

White diagonal weave Straw Hood with navy net trimming

Grey circular weave Straw with yellow rose

Bundle Straw model with petersham bow




Sewing the wire into position for the Headline

Measuring the depth of the Sparterie Brim

Cutting out the edge of the Sparterie Brim

Wiring the Brim

(a) Bottonhole Stitch

(b) Overlapping the ends of the wire

The Sparterie Brim

(a) Showing method of binding

(b) Notched head opening completed

Cutting out the head opening of the Sparterie Brim

Cutting the notches of the head opening

Supporting the notches with the Headband

Sparterie Crown Sideband:

(a) Bias join

(b) Wiring the Sideband

Sparterie Tip ready to join to the Sideband of the Crown

Joining the Tip to the Sideband with buttonhole stitch

(a) Material pinned in position on underside of Brim

(b) Cutting out the head opening

Brim Surface

(a) Treatment of material at Headband

(b) Adjusting fullness at Brim Edge

Pinning the Roll Binding into position

Turning the Roll Binding on to the underside of the Brim

Pinning material to the Tip of the Crown

(a) Bias join of the Side band

(b) Slipstitching the top of the Sideband to the Tip

Shaping the Spartrie Brim for the Breton, etc.

Damping Sparterie before blocking

Pulling the first piece of Sparterie round the block

Pulling the first piece of Sparterie up towards the Tip

Covering the gap over the Tip with the second piece of Sparterie

Ironing the Sparterie pieces together

The Sparterie Advanced Crown complete with bound edge

Cutting the Crown from the Brim of the Felt Hood

Shrinking the Headline of the Felt Hood

Pulling the Felt at the Brim edge

Brim surplus pleated in the centre back

Slashing the pleat down the centre back

Brim centre back, showing left-hand side turned back and the surplus partly cut away

Slashes pinned edge to edge

(a) The Brim surplus cut right out

(b) The Brim being replaced over the Crown after joining

Straw Hood - Pulling the Brim edge, diagonal weave

Binding the edge of the Straw strip

Beginning the tip of the Crown

Work in position on the block before reversing

(a) The Crown completed on the block

(b) Sparterie guide and completed strip straw brim

Bundle Straw Hat model with petersham bow

Shaping persham Ribbons with the Roll Pad

Taking the curl out of the Wire

Binding the join of the Wire circle



Right round the head

Side to side over top

Front to back





Picture Hat







Parts of a hat

Pattern for the Sectional Cap

Inside finish of Sectional Cap

The Sectional Cap completed

The Beret front view

The Beret back view

Pattern for the Beret

Inside finish of Beret

The Sideband slipped over the Crown with a ruler

Oversewing the darts

Sewing the Brim

Crown cut to give shape to the brim

Sparterie brim drawn to scale

The Felt Band

The Soft Crowned Turban - Laying on covering material and pinning at back front and sides

The Soft Crowned Turban - Covering material pinned all raound and sewn so at to eliminate the surplus fullness

Using the Palette Knife for turning in covering materials and raw edges on the block

Stages in trimming a Soft Crowned Turban

The Soft Crowned Turban completed, back and front view

The Blocked Turban - Finishing the drape at the centre back

A blocked Turban

Remodelling the Crown

Enlarging the Brim

The Plain Bow (a) Stage 2, (b) Stage 3

The Plain Bow (a) Stage 4, (b) Stage 5

The Plain Bow, Stage 6

The Double Looped Bow:

(a) Without centre knot

(b) With centre knot

Types of Loop Rosette

The Tailored Bow:

(a) Folding the ribbon

(b) Finished article

The Cockade

The Pleated Rosette

Honeycomb Trimming:

(a) Folding and tacking the ribbon

(b) Joining selvedge edges

Preparing Material as substitute for Ribbon

Roll Binding Brim edge

Folding Binding to mark the centre line

The Roll Pad

The Triangular Pad

Fifteenth Century Styles:

(a) Pointed endgs, (b) Square ends

Fifteenth Century Styles:

(a) Roll Trimmed,  (b) Winged

The Hennin or Cornet (a) and (b)

The Henry VIII Beret

Beaver Hat, 17th Century:

(a) The Flat Topped or Welsh style

(b) Round Top style


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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 into a CD-ROM Reproduction™ using the Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format. You may download a FREE version of the Adobe software program at www.adobe.com .

This is NOT a copy of another CD-ROM. You will receive an ORIGINAL CD of this historic and resourceful book. The text is viewed easily from your computer or you may choose to print each page as you read this amazing book on embroidery. Every page has been meticulously scanned, cleaned and burned to preserve this ANTIQUE book's information and patterns to CD-ROM! The format of this resource has so many more advantages than the original book.


What are the benefits of Dakota Prairie Treasures' Antique Book CD Republications™

* 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 completely sizable. You can enlarge and print according to your visual needs!

* Each page is saved in PDF format at a high dsi and is readily accessible using Adobe Acrobat (or other pdf reading software programs). This program is very user friendly and allows you to print any one specific page or the entire book!

* Each time you want to use an image, a page or pages you can print it out. Every one will be as crisp and clear as the last!

* If you spill your coffee, tea or soda on a page you just print yourself another!

* You can put all of your notes or musings on your printouts and save them in a folder for future referencing!

*Each CD-ROM comes in a protective case!

Curious about the quality of these scans Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! Scale it, edit it, print it to fit your needs and you are surely going to be quite pleased with the results! You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come...


Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions and store listings for many other unique needlework CD Republications™ for the creative muse in you!


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