SMARTEST HATS HAVE SIMPLEST TRIMMING
USE SILVER ROSETTE OR WIRED BOW
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Two alternative suggestions for
the trimming of your new hat are
illustrated in the pictures at left. A
third, in which an ostrich plume is
used, is illustrated in the central pic
By CLARISSA CHESLEY
Any good milliner will tell you that
the trimmings of a hat are merely
incidental. In the last two years
there has been less ornamentation
used than ever before.
The great point is to make the
lines of the hata practically perfect.
The hat in the illustration, for in-
stance, will be just as becoming with
qut a stitch of trimming, if one can
wear it at all.
The simples of the trimmings, and
possibly the most chic, is the little
silver ribbon rosette (Fig. 3). It is
about nine inches in circumference
and his nine little loops. In the mid
dle is a tiny rosette, made by gather
ing the ribbon at one edge and sew
ing it together at the ends. Two
long loops are sewed to this And,
when attached to the hat, are sewed
cfuite flat against it.
The velvet bow may be made of
velvet ribbon, with the back of moire
ribbon. For the one in the illustra
tion (Fig. 1) take ribbon two inches
wide, both of the velvet and moire.
Two yards will be sufficient. Measure
a piece of wire the same length.
Catch it lightly with long stitches to
the velvet ribbon. Be sure to
straighten the wire, smoothing it out
between the fingers as you progress
with the tacking.
After this is finished take milliner's
glue and paste the two ribbons to
gether their entire length. Finally
twist into the bow as in the illustra
tion, shaping it in the little flutes ar
tistically. It can be posed jn a num
ber of ways on the hat, but the one
shown on the completed, hat is as
well liked as any.
These wired bows are the latest
type for hat trimmings and will he
worn all spring.
A black or white plume may be
used instead of the bow or rosette.
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