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

Supplement. Hints to teachers,   pp. 121-123 PDF (370.6 KB)

Page 122

  Fashion's vagaries are but revivals of modes 
of other days. Thus she only need draw from 
her storehouse of knowledge and apply the 
acquired matter to the construction of the 
modes of the moment. 
  "Ah, yes," says the inexperienced one, "that 
is easy; but we who have not acquired cannot 
apply the unknown." 
  True; but the real question at issue is, Are 
you as unversed as you think? It is possible 
to be ignorant of the efficiency of one's own 
attainments. For instance, on pages 16 and 17 
of this little Manual is a description of rucked 
edges, also method of making. Looking at 
some of the arrangements of various materials 
in the toque of the day, what do we find? 
The same ideas worked out (see Supplement, 
page 125, "Fancy Brims"); casings, tuckings, 
fulness drawn diagonally, etc., rule the scheme. 
  Turn to page io8 of the Manual: there a note 
upon quillings and ruchings meets the eye. We 
gaze about us, and we see this form of trimming 
in evidence in most of the up-to-date hats. 
  What is the lesson the given instances convey? 
Surely the fact that, if the foundation of the 
art has been properly laid, a wider knowledge 
has been acquired than was imagined. L~t the 
inexperienced, or those who, not having run the 
gamut of changeful notes, think themselves in- 

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