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Simple Directions for Home Millinery
by Anna Ben-Yusuf

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published in 1907!

Why Buy Just One?

Receive a 50% shipping discount, on all items in your order after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment as invoiced!

Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of our original Edwardian Gibson Girl Era "Simple Directions for Home Millinery"!

This HISTORIC item contains instructions, diagrams, designs & instructional fundamentals for creating a variety of classic Gibson Girl Era millinery hat styles. There are many designs & step-by-step instructions included! (Original is NOT for sale)

Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ 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 item is a great resource for those who are Flapper and Depression era historical reenactment enthusiasts, opera, stage and theatre costumers, students of historical millinery, clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!

An excerpt:

"This little series of lessons is not intended to represent a thorough course of instruction in millinery, but in the simplest way to give the necessary directions for the use of women who must do their own and children's millinery, and are not in a position to see or hear much of the world of fashion. Every woman rightly has the desire to look her best; to be at least as well dressed as her neighbors when they meet at church or socials, and she naturally takes as great a pride in the appearance of her children.

Materials are not so expensive, it is the work that costs, and the clever mother can make her own hat and two for her little daughters for what one would cost if bought in town…"

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Chapter 1

Selecting of Shapes and Materials

To Select a Shape


Frames and Hats

To Make Simple Frames

Chapter II

The Covering and Lining of Hats


Cutting a True Bias

Binding a Hat with Velvet or Silk

Covering a Frame

Lining a Hat

Silk Hats

Chapter III

Shirred Facings and Children's Bonnets

Shirred Hats

Shirred Facings

A Child's Bonnet

Chapter IV

Making Hats of Braid

Covering Frames with Pliable Braid

Covering Frames with Stiff Braid

Threads Used in Covering Frames

Winter Braids

Coloring and Covering Frames

Plateaux or Flats

Leghorn Hats, Felts, and Beavers

Quantities of Braid Required

Chapter V


Feathers, Wings, Etc.




Chapter VI

How to Clean Millinery Materials

Cleaning Velvet

How to Mirror Velvet

Cleaning Silks

Cleaning Ribbons

Cleaning Chiffon and Mousseline De Soie

Cleaning Lace

Cleaning Feathers and Wings

Cleaning Felt and Beaver Hats

Now time to have some creative fun!
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 needle worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The antique and vintage furs, fabrics, frames, wires, tools, hat blocks, etc., can be found online quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store…

The item 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 grandmothers did!

The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft 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!

1907 Millinery Book Hat Making Make Edwardian Hats DIY Milliner Guide Edwardian Gibson Girl Styles

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