|About the Book|
Originally published in 1946, this book by Vee Powell shows you how to make fantastic vintage accessories including hats, gloves, hand bags, belts, muff, muff-purse, and parka hood. Chapters detail -- **HATS:** making a hat wedge, decorative tubingMoreOriginally published in 1946, this book by Vee Powell shows you how to make fantastic vintage accessories including hats, gloves, hand bags, belts, muff, muff-purse, and parka hood. Chapters detail -- **HATS:** making a hat wedge, decorative tubing trim, hat linings, covered hat pins, sequined hat pins, bows, felt trims, felt feathers and French-room trims- makings hats using hat patterns including a bonnet-type hat, forward worn hat, forward-or-back worn hat with recomendations on which pattern pieces to use for each hat type- step-by-step instructions and illustrations for making a fabric hat- making a hat from straw braid including pinning and sewing the braid- making hats from wool felt- making hats using fur felts- five sample hats with instructions and recommended pattern pieces for making- working with blocks- how to make a buckram skull crown which then enables you to make hundreds of types of close fitting hats- how to make half hats- blocking with felts and straws- using ready made frames. **ACCESSORIES:** how to make gloves including full size patterns for both a large and small hand size glove- how to make a square, oblong, rounded or rectangular flat underarm bag- reduced size drawing/pattern for a felt pouch bag along with step-by-step instructions for creating- how to make a muff with measurements and step-by-step instructions for lining and sewing- making a muff-purse combination which includes a zippered pocket- how to make decorative belts from an existing belt- making shoulder pads- reduced size drawing/pattern for making a parka hood and instructions for completing. Over 200 illustrations and full size patterns for basic hats, gloves, shoulder pads, and flowers are included. The book also details remaking hats, reusing trims, and how to clean hats. Contents page and sample book pages are shown at the top of this page.