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

Straw shapes,   pp. 15-18 PDF (896.9 KB)

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it should be secured by a long stitch (Diag. 
XLIII., Fig. 9) along the gathering thread. The 
silk is then turned over and the second edge 
turned in at gathering thread, and slip-stitched 
down to the under side of brim. The effect is 
much improved if the material is not taken very 
tightly over edge. Another way of doing these 
edges is to draw the fulness in a diagonal direc- 
tion before stitching the second edge to the 
under brim of hat. Yet another way of prepar- 
ing these fullings is to turn down the cut edges 
I in. and make a I in. tuck, in which a cord or 
wire can be inserted. When this is done the 
running thread is drawn up to.the exact size of 
the edge of hat; one edge of the material is 
sewn to the top side of brim, a small stitch 
being taken through the gathering thread to hat 
brim and a long one made on the under side of 
brim; the second edge of material is then secured 
on the under side of brim with slip hemLstitch. 
A very pretty fulling is made by taking a cross- 
way piece of material-chiffon for choice-and 
running five or more tucks closely together to 
encircle the hat. This fulling is arranged on 
the hat in the same way as the preceding one. 
Another, nearly as pretty, can be made by run- 
ning the tucks widthway instead of lengthway; 
the quantity for the length of this style is 
reckoned by taking the measurement of the 

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