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How to Design and Make Your Own Hats by Eve Tartar

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published in 1950!

Make your own hats; for yourself, family and friends or to sell! Just in time for Easter Bonnets, etc.!

Up for the enjoyment of your creative muse is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of the original "How to Design & Make Your Own Hats by Eve Tartar!" (Original is NOT for sale)

This item is a great resource for those who are historical reenactment enthusiasts, and students of historical millinery, clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!

Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republication™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!

This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!

This HISTORIC item contains instructions, diagrams, designs and instructional fundamentals for creating a variety of millinery hat making ideas including those used in millinery and clothing embellishments. There are many design ideas and instructions included! There are unique, vintage patterns, instructions and diagrams for ultra-feminine, lacy, beribboned and befeathered adornments!

An excerpt:

"You want to make your own hats because you have a flair. You love color. You enjoy a feeling if creative fulfillment through making a lovely hat.

You know, moreover, that millinery is an art as well as a craft. The right hat can make a plain woman striking, a pretty girl beautiful. A battery of hats can stretch the wardrobe as nothing else can. A woman with a few basic costumes and two or three beautiful hats to wear with each one can dazzle her acquaintance into believing her wardrobe is fabulously large.

Hats are not like anything else you wear. They have their functional purposes, it's true, but hats are concerned primarily with charm...A dashing hat is a pleasure not only to its wearer but to everyone who sees it..."


Basic Millinery Plots


Line & Balance

Choosing Your Styles

How to:








Use of Veils






Getting the 'Custom Made" Look


Complete Course on New Hat Styles by Eve Tartar

Now time to have some creative fun!

What will you make first with this information?

The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come.

You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...

Copyright Restrictions: All Dakota Prairie Treasures products produced by said seller are copyrighted and owned by us (as is all listing text and photos). Any descriptive text and trademarks provided by the seller in this listing's title, subtitle and description are the sole property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. All rights reserved. You are permitted to use our product's information for items you make for yourself, as gifts or for items you may produce to sell. However, the original designs and images remain the exclusive legal property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. Neither the Product content, designs or images, or any part thereof, may be reproduced, used in class lessons or duplicated in any media format to be resold or "shared" (either individually or as a package) without Dakota Prairie Treasures' prior written consent.

MILLINERY Hat Making Design make Hats TARTAR Book



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