Developing Transparent Hats Millinery Pattern Book

Developing Transparent Hats Millinery Pattern Book
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This beautiful book from the 1920's has been digitally restored to its original glory. The book is 75 pages of millinery instruction and sewing patterns from the era's experts at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences Millinery Department.

These lessons are specifically geared at making wire and non-wire frame hats using transparent materials like georgette, maline and gauzy fabrics.

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 17 hats shown in the photo below using this e-book. For some yu may need to construct a wire frame.

Difficulty level: Advanced.

Developing Transparent Hats Millinery Pattern Book


Transparency in Millinery

Steam-Fitting Maline Over Wire Frame

Plain-Fitting Maline Over Wire Frame

Shirring Maline Over Wire Frame

Developing Maline into Frameless Hat

Combining Maline and Velvet

Making a Maline Halo-Brim Hat

Shirring Lace over Wire Frame

Applying Lace Coronet to Cloche

Combining Lace and Velvet

Making a Side Lining

Combining Maline Braid and Lace

Applying Piping on Maline Braid

Developing Lace-Hair Pull-On

Fitting Georgette on the Bias

Applying Georgette Drooping Flange

Applying Extra Brims of Sheer Fabric

Fitting a Bias, Chiffon, Halo Brim

Adding Edge Tuck to Organdie Halo

Developing Transparent Hats 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

Developing Hats of Yardage

Drafting Hat Patterns

Glossary of Millinery Terms

Mourning Millinery

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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