Garden Hats, Hoods and Gloves
Fig. 1: White Figured
Jaconet Victorian Garden Hat.
To make this hat cut of double stiff lace for the crown an oval piece
ten inches long and eight inches and seven-eighths wide. Lay this piece in small pleats on
the outer edge, at regular intervals, until it is wide enough to fit the head (twenty
inches and a half in the original). cover the crown with figured jaconet, which is
arranged in several cross pleats for the middle of the crown. For the rim of the hat cut a
straight strip of figured jaconet fifty-two inches long and five inches and three-quarters
wide, and gather this strip, sewing in a piece of covered wire forty-four inches long on
one side, a piece of similar wire thirty-one inches and a quarter long through the middle,
and a piece of wire twenty inches and seven-eighths long on the other side. The ends of
each piece of wire are overlapped half an inch and fastened, and the ends of the strip
gathered in this manner are sewed up. Finally, set short pieces of wire covered with
jaconet on the under side of the rim at regular intervals; each piece of wire extends from
one outer wire of the rim to the other, and the crown and rim are overseamed together. The
joining seam is covered by a Swiss muslin binding. The hat is bordered with two ruches of
figured jaconet an inch and a half wide, which are arranged in box-pleats half an inch
wide; the ruche on the outside is hemmed on both sides a quarter of an inch wide, and the
ruche on the inside is pinked very fine. The crown of the hat is surrounded with a pleated
band of figured jaconet, which is edged with lace, and the ends of which fall loose in the
back. A bow of jaconet is set on in front. An elastic braid keeps the hat in place. Bend
the hat thus finished in the shape shown by the illustration.
Fig. 2: White Linen
Victorian Garden Hood
This hood is made of fine white linen, trimmed with
guipure insertion seven-eighths of an inch wide, white lace an inch and a quarter wide,
and with blue silk ribbon.
Fig. 3: Ecru Organdy Victorian Garden Hood.
The trimming for this hood consists of ecru lace and
brown reps ribbon edged with similar lace. Brown gros grain ribbon strings, trimmed with
lace, tie under the chin.
Fig. 3: Gardening Gloves