To Make Pattern For Brim

Make a paper pattern the same as for the straight brim sailor. Measure

the same for the headsize wire, join ends of wire, shape to fit the

head, and pin on paper pattern of any desired width. To make the brim

droop, slash the pattern from the edge to the headsize wire in four

different places equally distant. Lap these slashes one-fourth inch at

the edge, and pin. The pattern may also be slashed in eight or more

nt places if desired, the slashes being adjusted by lapping more

or less according to the amount of droop which may be becoming.

After the pattern is adjusted satisfactorily, mark with a pencil all

around just inside the headsize wire. Remove the wire and cut the paper

on this line. Cut pattern in two at back and lay out flat on smooth side

of buckram, leaving pins in slashes. Cut close to outside edge and allow

one-fourth inch for the lap at ends. Mark on buckram with pencil close

to headsize line and cut one-half inch inside this mark. Lap ends

one-fourth inch and backstitch closely at each edge of flap. Sew a

strip of crinoline flat over seam to smooth it up. Sew headsize wire on

place marked, which will be one-half inch from inside edge. Keep all

joinings at back. Slash buckram from inside edge to headsize wire every

half inch. Wire edge of brim and cover wire with crinoline--same method

as used on sailor brim.