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Ben Yƻsuf, Anna / The art of millinery: a complete series of practical lessons for the artiste and the amateur
(1909)

Lesson IX: Plaitings, ruches, lace trimmings,   pp. 140-150 PDF (1.7 MB)


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TH-E ART OF MILLINERY 
                 LESSON IX 
               LACE TRIMMINGS 
                      Plaitings 
jLAITINGS of some sort are always used, and 
      fashion decrees them an extra prominence every 
      few seasons; and as in the writer's experience very 
few milliners can make perfect plaiting, it will be well 
to-give this part of their work consideration. 
  Machines now make all kinds of plaitings and ruches, 
but machine-made trimmings are ruled out in the high-" 
class workrooms, and the milliner who aspires to this 
trade must be perfect in every detail of hand-made trim- 
mings. 
               FIG. I-SINGLE PLAITING 
  Begin practicing on narrow single plaiting (Fig. I); 
lay all folds from left to right an even depth side by side, 
or slightly lapping, according to how full you wish it to 
be; darn the needle along; it is best not to draw it out; 
just push the plaits off the head of the needle as the 
work proceeds, so that when finished it may be drawn 
up fuller, or stretched a little if necessary. In sewing 
take care that each plait receives one or more firm 
stitches, or the work will spread and break; this is to 
be observed in all the plaits given. In single plait it is 
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