This beautiful book from the 1920's has been digitally restored to its original glory. The book is 50 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 mourning appropriate hats and veils and includes a great deal of information on what was appropriate mourning attire for the American or British woman of the early 1920's.
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 13 hats shown in the 2nd photo using this e-book, including the ornate floral ornaments pictured.
Periods of Mourning
Mourning Materials and Trimmings
Details of Mourning Dress
Veils to be Worn at Funerals
Hemming and Bordering Veils
Crape Flower Trimmed Toque
Fancy Band Mourning Toque
Drooping Brim With Side Flare
Toque With Hoop Skirt Veil
Transparent Brim Mourning Hat
Please Note that the book briefly talks about making wire frames, but not enough to be very useful - we recommend some knowledge of making wire frames before attempting these hats.
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