Panama Hats

It is much more satisfactory to send a Panama to a good professional

cleaner. A Panama hat may be made less severe-looking by the addition of

an underfacing on the brim of some sheer material, such as georgette or

crepe de chine, finished off at the edge over a wire. The facing may be

put on top of the brim if desired. The entire crown is sometimes changed

by covering it with a figured chiffon drawn down tightly and finished at

the bottom with a band and bow of ribbon.

Another change might be made by covering the entire crown with flower

petals sewed down flat and intermingled with green leaves. They should

then be covered with a layer or more of maline. This is a good way to

use up old flowers. The flowers will stand a lot of retouching with

color when they are veiled.