The Illustrated Milliner Volume 3

The Illustrated Milliner Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... around front, sides and on top, the fulness laid in a deep, double box pleat at the back so it slopes down onto the brim. The upper part of the brim is covered with a straight piece of braidwork sewn ten rows deep and long enough to go round the upturned part of the brim. This "gallery" is covered with deep-laid folds of white chiffon, the folds continuing to about halfway of the flat under brim. The long braid piece is laid in "single" pleats around the head-line, and the other edge turned over the white chiffon tucks on the edge of the brim. On each side of the back it is draped down in long folds and secured on the back. The handsome piece of black silk and horse-hair hand-made lace (the braid is hair) is laid round, covering the chiffon and the turned-over edge of the braid. Great care must be taken that no stitches show and that the threads are not pulled. The lace falls in two finished ends at the back. A band of wide, black ribbon velvet is laid flat round the crown, the upper edge turned under a little, making a roll edge; the velvet is tied in a natural bow, and ends at the back, falling over the hair with the lace, all held by a buckle, which crosses the back. The silk "plume" of pale, soft reseda green "liberty" is used as wide ribbon would be, the selvages showing. It is made on an inch-wide foundation of wired cape net, the silk set up in loops and laid in close pleats on the foundation; each loop is from 2 to 4 inches deep, those in the middle being the deepest, the ends the shallowest. Each breadth forms two loops, so that if ribbon is preferred "sash" width should be used; this will form single loops. Of silk, it takes 1% yards; of ribbon, 3 yards. It is firmly secured in pose at...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590759
  • 9781236590756