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How to Make 1940s WWII Hats - 97 page PDF


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Published in 1944

If you've got the hairstyle, you'll need a hat

CHAPTER I-THE STYLE ELEMENT IN MILLINERY
How to develop a sense of style and design. Hat lines. Head size and non-head size hats. Eye lines. The hat block.

CHAPTER II-BASIC MILLINERY SUPPLIES
How to use buckram, crinoline, wire. glue. Millinery needles and thread, starched chiffon, sizing, hat blocks. Millinery equipment. How to steam-press.

CHAPTER III-MILLINERY MATERIALS
Classification of materials: felt, fur. wool, cotton felts. straw. How to choose the material. How to make a Dutch bonnet for mother and daughter. Patterns. Small, medium, large head sizes. Sequins and embroidery.

CHAPTER IV-WOOL-FELT BAGS
Instructions, patterns, and diagrams for overarm pouch bag. collar box, and other pouch bags.


CHAPTER V-PROFESSIONAL DETAILS OF MILLINERY
When to use and how to cut bias material. How to combine materials. How to wire straw and felt brims. How to make a lining. How to sew in a headsize ribbon. How to block a hat. How to shrink to size. Fancy blocks made from spools and boxes. How to make down-brim blocks. Blocking the brim. How to cut brim from crown. Of-the-face brim. Suggestions for trimming brimmed hats.

CHAPTER VI-HALF-HATS
How to make foundations for half-hats. How to make ear-muf, Dutch half-bound, curvette hats. How to trim half-hats.

CHAPTER VII-TRIMMINGS
How to make and use jersey, braided, grosgrain bandeaus. How to make and use tubing. How to sew on lowers and veiling; The tie-tack method. Ruffle and chin veils, veils for pillbox and bumper brims. How to combine flowers and veiling. How to use maline. Maline cocktail hat. Ideas for a bridesmaid hat. How to make covered hatpins. Tricks with hatpins. How to change a hat by changing trimming. How to make felt applique, lower and leaf design. "French Room" trim. Taffeta satin, felt bows. Using inexpensive material. Built-up foundations. How to make your own snood of velvet, veiling, or flowers. Fur and straw hats. How to make a hat out of ribbon and lowers.

CHAPTER VIII-HOW TO REMAKE AND RENOVATE
What to do with old ornaments, fur felts, wool felts. How to re-block felt, frame and material hats. How to reuse trims, clean hats. How to remake felts and straws. Complete remake chart. How to make seven "old" hats into smart new styles. Step-by-step instructions. Sizing straw hats. Remaking covered frames. Business possibilities.

CHAPTER IX-HOW TO MAKE HAT FOUNDATIONS
Complete instructions and diagrams for six-section crown, all-in-one crown. Chat showing remake possibilities. "How to Change" chart. Foundations No. 1 and No. 2.

CHAPTER X-READY-MADE FRAMES
How to use ready-made frames. How to cut patterns from a frame brim. How to cover frames, lat crowns, round crowns. How to make a cover band. "Do's and Don'ts."

CHAPTER XI-FRAMES-AND HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN
Instructions for making and covering. How to make pillbox and visor hats. Hats that become you -common;sense in choosing your hat. Novel cut-out crowns and side trims.

CHAPTER XII-CROCHET SECTION
Instructions for crocheting sailor, turban. Dutch cap. over-the-eye hat. half-hat. Crocheted edgings, hat bands, hatpins. Over-the-shoulder bag.

READY REFERENCE GUIDE

This is a great resource for :
Hairdressers
Rockabilly & Swing Fans
Students in the Beauty Services
1940s Brides, Bridesmaids
& Wedding Guests

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