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

Part III: 'Liberty,' or drawn silk hats,   pp. 78-84 PDF (1.5 MB)


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PART I II 
'LIBERTY,' OR DRAWN SILK HATS 
  Children's   'Liberty'  Hats. - Children's 
gathered hats are generally made in Liberty 
or Pongee silk and drawn on wires, and thus 
come under the heading of drawn work. The 
silk is cut either on the crossway or down the 
piece. The latter is the most economical way 
when two or more hats are to be made from 
the same silk, and saves much trouble in regard 
to the joins, though undoubtedly the best effect, 
as far as the edge frills are concerned, is obtained 
by the first method. 
  Width and Quantity required.-The lengths 
or length of silk will need to measure in all 
two and half times as much as it is intended 
the circumference of the edge of finished hat 
shall be; and the width, equal twice the 
diameter of brim, with (if making a double 
frill) a plus equal to twice the width of each 
frill. The widthway is then folded, and the 
exact line of the half marked. This done, it 
is inverted i in. or more, according to the width 
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