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GRAPE SHADE OF VELVET LOVELY FACING
FOR YOUR LATE WINTER HAT
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BY CLARISSA CHESLEY
A lovely grape shade of velvet or
the putty color which is favorite of
the season can be used to cover the
hat which I am describing in these
articles. Black velvet also could be
used for the facing.
Start the work of covering by plac
ing the corner of the velvet directly
at the front inside the crown. The
inside of the brim is fitted and then
the velvet cut, leaving at least a half
inch margin to go over the edge.
After the milliner's glue has been
applied to the velvet and it is
smoothed out on the brim, the edge
of the velvet is carefully turned over
and whipped down.
The velvet is next fitted and past
ed down on the outside of the brim
to within an inch of the edge after
allowing another half inch for the
A wire is inserted at the edge and
the velvet turned over that. The
edges of the inside and the outside
are then brought together and sewed
through and through with- long
This sketch shows
how velvet is put
on inside the hat
first, then turned
over the brim.
Next the I o w er
part of brim left
white in cut is
stitches which slant across invisibly
between the edges and the short ones
through the velvet on the outside.
The velvet is slashed on the inside
like the frame material and sewed
down to the crown wires.
The crown, which is a soft tam
shape, is made of a circle of velvet
measuring 1 inches front to back
and 13 inches across. This is turned
under and gathered over a wire. It
is then fastened to the brim.
The seam on the brim must be
made on the low side qf the hat The
velvet is turrfed under on each side
where it meets for the seam. The
edges are then brought together so
that they just meet and are slip
The trimmings must be made and
put on next and after that the lming
made and sewed in. Directions for
this work will be given in the follow
ing two lessons.
Americans are becoming a tea
drinking race, according to statistics.
Isn't that a violation of neutrality.
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