The Art of Millinery; A Complete Series of Practical Lessons for the Artiste and the Amateur

The Art of Millinery; A Complete Series of Practical Lessons for the Artiste and the Amateur

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... be done in sections, extra care will be needed. Have the table covered with blanket and cloth as for ironing, and pin the selvedges in straight lines true to the edge, and the cut ends also in true lines. Pin closely to the cloth with the pin heads out. Now lay over one end a strip of muslin wrung out of ammoniated water, spread it smooth, and hold over this a well-heated iron; hold it so close that it draws the steam and dries the wet cloth, but on no account let the iron press on the crape; this would leave a mark that cannot be taken out. When the strip of muslin is dry, wet it again and place over the next strip, taking care that each overlaps the last a little. When all is done, unpin, lift carefully and lay out flat to dry off; the crape will be crisp as new. Then hem in the usual way. (See Fig. 18.) Small pieces can be done in the same way, but care must be exercised that they are pinned true, not pulled out of the right run of the threads; this is not quite easy to do, but if you remember which is straight and Wl'1lCl'l bias, you will soon find the correct way, and be able to use up many a bit advantageously. LESSON IX LACE TRIMMINGS-' Plaitings LAITINGS of some sort are always used, and fashion decrees them an extra prominence every few, ' seasons; and as in the writer's experience very few milliners can make perfect plaiting, it will be well' to-give this part of their work consideration..lachines now make all kinds of plaitings and ruches, but machine-made trimmings are ruled out in the high' "class workrooms, and the milliner who aspires to this trade must be perfect in every detail of hand-made trimmings. Begin practicing on narrow single plaiting (Fig. I); lay all folds from left to right an even depth more

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