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Anslow, Florence / Practical millinery

Chapter VII: Covering shapes,   pp. 78-92 PDF (2.2 MB)

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                   COVERING SHAPES 
H AT shapes may be covered in two ways-with plain stretched 
      coverings, or with full coverings, according to the taste of 
the wearer. The stouter makes of silk, velvet, and cloth are 
usually chosen for the plain covering ; finer ones for full coverings; 
and tulle, lace, net, chiffon, muslin, for the " drawn hats " as
they are often called. 
   Suitable materials for coverings are as follow- 
   M11ILLINERY VELVET, 18 in. to 24 in. in width, is manu- 
factured with silk pile and cotton back, and is rather stiff, but of 
light weight. 
   MIRROR VELVET, usually 18 in. in width, is light in 
weight and has the short-cut silk pile on its surface rolled flat 
in one direction, which produces a mirror-like appearance. 
   PANNE VELVET, about 18 in. wide, has a longer pile than 
mirror velvet and is rolled in the same way. 
   COUCHE VELVET is very similar to mirror velvet, the 
pile being laid in one direction. 
   HATTER'S PLUSH has a more shaggy pile than panne 
velvet and is rolled flatter ; it is manufactured almost entirely 
of silk. 
   TERRE VELVET is silk velvet in an uncut state, showing 
the ridges or cords that run from selvedge to selvedge. 
   VELVETEEN is a patent velvet usually 24 in. to 26 in. wide, 
sometimes 40 in.  This is rather too heavy for millinery pur- 
poses, as are also the striped and corded velveteens that are used 
arc often used for a part of the covering, usually the crown or 
under-brim of a hat or toque. 

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