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IT'S THETILT OFYOURHAT THAT TELLS,
THIS YEAk LESSON IN HOME MILLINERY
These Drawings Indicate Method of Constructing Wire Mold For Graceful
Hat Shown Herewith.
BY CLARISSA CHESLEY
You're ready for another hat, of
course. Every woman wans some
thing natty to tide over the time
till Easter styles arrive.
But if you can't afford to buy a
new hat, don't sit idly at home and
wish for it to come drifting down on
a snowflake. Why not try your hand
at millinery? Start with the right
material, add brains and a little care
product: a smart late-winter chap
eau! A hat, Eke a bouse, depends largely
on its foundation. You must make
first of all a mold of wire. It is the
poise of the hat on the head which is
primarily important in present styles,
and to obtain the correct poise, your
wire frame should be carefully fitted.
Buy a bolt of frame wire and a pair
isfiaippeEs. Wiha. tape-moaeuge gat
the head size for your hat Cut and
fasten the wire with the nippers and
then bend it so that it is a little longer
than wide. For the average size head
and worn in the prevailing style the
hat will feasure eight inches front to
back and seven inches across.
Fasten a wire lengthwise front to
back, another from side to side and
two more diagonally across to the
foundation wire. The ends of all
these wires are left quite long. As
you work with these wires run your
finger smoothly over each orie to
straighten it. This is very important
as a means of keeping the shape ac
curate. Bend back one inch on each wire.
This bend starts the crown band.
(See Fig. 2. A second wire is then
tied around at this point
The wire going around tke edge of.
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