To lower crowns:
1. Cut off on a line “becoming to the individual.
2. Make creases, tucks, o: folds.
Crease around entire crown.. For coarse
or “braid straws where the crease needs to
“be steamed in, cut and use as a mold a strip
of cardlDoard as long as the head size and as
wide as the distance “between brim line and
top fold of crown. Remove cardhoard only
after the straw is thoroughly dry.
Crease at each side. One fold may “be
^ long and deep, the other short and shallow,
depending on the effect that proves most
Pinch a fold across center or side of
crown and stitch at “base. Leave fold standing upright or press flat, then “block crown,
Crush. Hold folds in place “by tacking them to a strip of ri”b”bon
laid inside the crown. ^n:–.
Make a new crown top of overlapped grosgrain, or of fahric that
matches a coat, dress, or scarf. Fit this over a hat mold or saucepan padded to form the right size and shape.
Make a new sectional crown, using either fabrics or grosgrain
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To heighten crowns:
1. Set crown onto a strip of sized fabric of right width. Cover with
a ribhon hand or other harmonizing material.
2. Rehlock one-piece hats, such as felts made of material that stretches
or with “brims that may be drawn in to form additional crown height.
The hat may “be fashioned into a. tiir”b.an or have a brim of different
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Many hats, faded, out of shape and out of fashion can “be renovated if they are not torn or broken. The first thing to do is to look them over carefully and study their possibilities, at the same time examining pictures of the season’s hats in reliable, current fashion books. it is possible to get a variety of ideas as to correct sizes, shapes, and ways of •wearing the new hats. Observe all details closely, for it is only
by doing this that renovated hats can be produced without that “home-made look.”
Carefully cut off all the trimmings from the hat to be remodeled
and try on and experiment with the shape to get an idea of what will be
most becoming in an up-to-date style. The hat may then be cleaned, reblocked
to the desired shape, trimmed or finished. Some materials such as straws
may need to be shell aced and sized to restore their original finish.
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A closely woven, light-colored straw hat, such as a leghorn, panama, or milan, can be cleaned by washing with a
suds of lul^ewarm soft water and neutral soap. Dip the hat in the suds and
scrub lightly with a soft cloth until it is clean. Then rinse thoroughly
to remove all the soap and lay in the shade to drain for a short time before blocking. If the straw is coa^rse and loosely woven it is safer not to
dip the hat in water but to sponge it lightly with a cloth dampened in lukewarm water. Do not use much water or the straw will slip and slide and may
even come apart.
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Fashions for sport and evening wear, all made from Bemberg rayon. Narration: Muriel Evans. Photography: John Livingston. Art Director: Alfred Pan(?). Sound Engineer: Walter Hicks. Production Manager: S.E. Harrison. With Dorothy Fa(?) (Carol); Francis Goodwin (Jane); Ruth Bra(?) (Alice); Ann Rountree (Gloria); Marjorie Hawthorne (Patsy); Bette Miller (Martha); Helen Dillard. Fashion Director: Tobe. In Technicolor.