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Anslow, Florence / Practical millinery
(1922)

Chapter X: Hat and bonnet linings, and bandeaux,   pp. 110-118 PDF (1.7 MB)


Page 118

 
MILLINERY 
    Elderly people sometimes like a bandeau shaped like Fig. 9, 
arranged on each side of the hat for balance, and to give grip ; 
otherwise the hat may be constantly slipping out of position. 
Bandeaux are used round the face of open-fronted bonnets where 
they are entirely hidden by a part of the trimming, which may 
be of tiny flowers or a feather band. 
    " Cache-peigne " is the French term for a hidden bandeau or
comb, which is often attached to both sides of a hat and used 
both as a support and as a decoration. 
    A  "filet" bandeau, a lightly-made and     daintily-covered
variation of Fig. 12, is often worn as a head-dress in the evening. 
A band or bandeau of tinsel, ribbon, etc., is another favourite 
form of head-dress. 
   If a bandeau is not carefully arranged and firmly sewn into 
position, it is of little practical use in either hat or bonnet. First, 
pin it firmly in position, then try the hat on the wearer to be sure 
it is comfortable and sets the hat at the required angle; tie- 
stitch the bandeau firmly to the head-part either at both ends 
and in the centre of its length, or at intervals all round, just as 
the shape demands. The stitching should be quite firm but 
invisible. 
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