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Hill, Clare, fl. 1900 / Millinery: theoretical and practical
(1909)

Drafting shapes,   pp. 30-40 PDF (2.2 MB)


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MILLINERY 
pieces, Figs. 2 and 3, or take a much shaped 
bandeau and so fix that the necessary increase 
in head-size and good fit is obtained-Fig. i, 
Diag. XXVII. 
   The aim of the true artist should always be 
to evolve shapes containing sufficient fashion 
lines, to be so made without sacrificing the 
points absolutely necessary to make them 
beautifying to the wearer. Herein lies one of 
the secrets of the successful milliner. 
           DRAFTING SHAPES 
  Drafting and Cutting Paper Patterns.-The 
shape being chosen, the next item will be the 
drafting and cutting out of paper pattern. 
Decidedly the easier method for students in 
elementary classes and for the amateur is to 
obtain it by folding, though undoubtedly more 
correct results may be obtained by the more 
educational method of drafting on geometrical 
principles from measurements. As this manual 
will contain particulars of the principles of both 
methods, the student will be able to make her 
choice. 
  Requisites for Paper Pattern Cutting.- 
Materials required: One sheet sectional or 
plain paper, lead pencil, flat rules, scissors. 
  Cutting Pattern for 'Flam.'-Cut a square 
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