Developing Hats of Yardage 1920’s Millinery Pattern Book

Developing Hats of Yardage 1920’s Millinery Pattern Book - Woman's Institute and
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This beautiful book from the 1920's has been digitally restored to its original glory in e-book form. The book is 85 pages of millinery instruction and sewing patterns from the era's experts at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences Millinery Department.

Year: 1925-1926.

The book features beautiful illustrations, photos, pattern diagrams and detailed, photographed instructions for making the hats featured. You will be able to make any of the hats shown in the photo below using this e-book but you may need a wire frame or a buckram base to make some.

Difficulty level: Advanced.

Developing Hats of Yardage 1920’s Millinery Pattern Book


Materials and Workmanship
Estimating Material
Plain Fitted Hat - Nature of Model
Estimating the Material
Developing the Hat
Lining the Hat
Hat With Flanged Under Facing
Hat With Fitted Flange
Shirred Hat
Rolled-Brim Hat with Seamless Facing
Rolled Brim With Seamed Facing
Puffed Variation of a Rolled Brim
Hat With Scalloped Under Facing
Cloche Shape
Variation of Cloche
Hat With Loose - Edge Tuck
Hat With Double Brim
Hat With Cushion Brim
Bolero or Chin-Chin Turban
Frameless Chin Chin
Corded Chin Chin

Developing Hats of Yardage 1920’s Millinery Pattern Book

Each page of this e-book has been scanned in high quality 300 dpi and then digitally cleaned and restored for better viewing.

You might also like to read other Hat-Making E-books from the Woman's Institute Millinery Program:

Individuality in Millinery

Drafting Hat Patterns

Glossary of Millinery Terms

Developing Transparent Hats

Mourning Millinery

Braid Hats

A pattern is considered a set of instructions or templates for making something. Just as a crochet or knitting pattern would not include a physical "pattern" to cut out from knitted fabric, millinery patterns, especially from this era, are often the same. They are a set of instructions, diagrams, and illustrations for making something and there isn't always something that needs to be "cut out”.  

But don’t let that intimidate you! Just as thousands of millinery students who purchased these books did nearly 100 years ago, if you read them carefully, and diligently apply the lessons therein, you will be able to construct the hats included.

Intermediate millinery experience is a plus.

Printing a PDF is easy. Just open, hit print, and make sure that your printer scale is set to 100% (this should be the default setting in most cases).

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