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

Wire shapes,   pp. 70-77 PDF (1.6 MB)


Page 70

 
MILLINERY 
   Draping Bonnet Crowns.-Figs. i and 2, 
 Diag. XXXIV., illustrate two different methods 
 of draping with that very useful shaped piece the 
 corner, which so readily lends itself to a multi- 
 plicity of styles, and is easily arranged. Some 
 of the simplest fullings seen on bonnet fronts 
 are made of a I yd. corner. A good way to 
 arrange one is to hold the bias side to bonnet 
 edge, fold extreme ends 3"in. or more from the 
 ears along the front, keeping edge of velvet 
 inside of shape, gather or pleat the fulness to 
 fit remainder of front, sew the crossway edge 
 to the inside of shape, gather or reverse pleat 
 point of corner, and, if for a stout-faced matron, 
 spreading the fulness, but retaining a high 
 tapering point in the centre; if for matron with 
 a longish or thin face, keeping the height 
nearly even. 
              WIRE SHAPES 
  Tools and materials required:- 
             Pliers. 
             Tape measure. 
             I ring of fine silk wire. 
             I ring of fine satin wire. 
             Mounting wire, or 
             I reel No. Io cotton. 
             Needles. 
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