Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences Piece-Goods Hats

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Piece-Goods Hats

Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences

Mary Brooks Picken, Department of Millinery, 1915

Piece-Goods Hats: Covering Frames with Fabrics

Materials and Methods Used

Reproduction: Dakota Prarie Treasures 2008

pages 34

Goes into great detail regarding creating austere and dignified headdresses for woman of the Titanic & WWI Eras. Wonderfully detailed instruction & images on covering your wire and buckram hat frames with fabric.

An Excerpt:  "The great majority of made hats for fall and winter wear have buckram foundations covered with such materials as velvet, silk, satin, short-pile plush, long-pile plush, flannel, cloth, cretonne, and very frequently with several thicknesses of such thin fabrics as mousseline-de-soie, maline, and crepe-de-Chine. Materials such as these, as well as many others that come in lengths would or folded into bolts, are termed piece goods.

Includes Examination Questions Section

Mary Brooks Picken founded the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences in Scranton, Pennsylvania. An expert on fashion, Picken was an authority on dress, fabric, design, and sewing. She taught "Economics of Fashion" at Columbia University and was one of the five founding directors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. 

Please note: This is a spiral bound reproduction book of the out of print original
Spiral bound book is in excellent condition. Will conveniently lie flat while in use.
Product CodePIEI8NSY58
ManufacturerDakota Prarie Treasures
Stock Level1

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