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GREAT CARE NECESSARY IN LINING HAT
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of inserting the lining is--clearly illustrated by the above pic
i especially how the stitching is done, shown in Figure 1.
BY CLARISSA CHESLEY
Haven't you often wondered how
in the world a hat which had been
triinmed with some kind of fragile
trimming could be lined without
mussing it all up? The answer to
this question is shown in Figure 2
above. You will see that the hat is
held by the left hand under the right
arm and that the brim rests against
the milliner's body.
In order to show the exact kind of
stitches, Figure 1 is used. You see
there is one long stitch and theri a
short back sfitch, which is used to
keep the silk from slipping.
To begin the lining buy one-quarter
of a yard of thin taffeta or lining
silk, the length determined by three
times the diameter of the hat. First
turn over the lengthwise edge of the
silk a half-inch and stitch it down
Jto form a casing. Sew the other
edge inside the hat as in the picture
with a long stitch and a short stitch
to keep it firm. You will see that it
will be impossible then to sew the
ends together in an ordinary seam,
and, this is another point on which
amateurs have to puzzle. Instead of
seaming the ends up, one edge is
turned under, over the other one, and
they are then slip-stitched together.
Slip-stitching, which has been re
ferred to previously in these articles,
is simply taking one long stitch invi
sibly under the goods and very short
ones through to the other edge.
Two little holes are next cut in the
casing hem and the drawstring of
narrow ribbon run through, drawn
up and tied in a little bow.
Carefulness in the details of put
ting in the lining is absolutely nec
essary if the amateur milliner would
have a becoming hat.
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