The Ribbon Art Book: Practical Designs with Detailed Instructions

The Ribbon Art Book: Practical Designs with Detailed Instructions
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Originally published in the 1920s, this classic Ribbon Art Book shows how to make hundreds of dainty and practical things of ribbons, illustrated in colors with detailed and easy-to-follow instructions. A great resource book for anyone looking for ideas and designs for ribbon accessories and decorations in fashion.

Book Excerpt:

Fashion and Ribbon

More and more, the important costume designers and smart interior decorators employ the ever adaptable and colorful ribbons.

To the return of simple classic lines in dress, we may attribute the increasing appearance of ribbon in fashion.

In accessories to the costume -- by way of adding a necessary color note and hint of frivolity, ribbon fills a most important need.

You will find in this book, over a dozen pages of cocardes and trimmings -- easily and inexpensively made -- which will lend a picturesque quality to the smart gown. And of girdles and corsages there is a wide variety. With a few, simple dark dresses and a half dozen or so of these new accessories, the clever woman can make her costume seem always interesting and different.

For hat trimmings, we are picturing a host of ideas featured by the advance models just now shown in Paris.

These trimmings are essentially simple and therein lies their charm. For a woman with but a slight knack with the needle can make them successfully. And many women will make several trimmings for the one hat -- each trimming entirely changing its character.

On page 29 are shown five ways to trim one hat. And you could multiply the five ways five times without exhausting the ribbon-trimming possibilities.

Purses -- bandeaux -- hair ornaments -- scarfs -- shoe cocardes -- all have been executed for costume effect. We have endeavored in this book to feature only those that can be made without difficulty and that have definite claims to lasting smartness. It is by such accessories as these that the wisely dressed woman wins and holds her reputation for smartness.

In baby things, in boudoir luxuries, and in lingerie, ribbon is more than a fashion. The newest ideas which the exclusive shops are continually originating -- the clever, unusual thoughts -- we are illustrating here in great profusion. They make charming gifts and proud possessions.

For the lamp shades and cushions and various articles of home decoration featured in the following pages, we sought out the smartest interior decorators. It is their opinion that ribbon because of its color value and texture sympathy is the most artistic medium in which to develop the accessories which give a personal touch to the home.

To women who want color and interest in their apparel and clothing, who wish to influence their children's lives by tasteful surroundings, this book is dedicated. It is published with the hope that it may prove to be a practical help and inspiration to those in the quest of beauty.

Contents Covered:

  • Baby Basket
  • Baby Bassinet
  • Baby Bonnet
  • Baby Bootees
  • Baby Dress
  • Baby Novelties
  • Baby Sacque
  • Bags
  • Bandeaux
  • Basket
  • Bassinet
  • Blanket
  • Bloomers
  • Bobbed Hair Bandeau
  • Bonnet
  • Bootees
  • Boudoir Caps
  • Boudoir Novelties
  • Boudoir Slippers
  • Bows
  • Box
  • Brassiere
  • Breakfast Coat
  • Camisole
  • Candle Shades
  • Carriage Clamps
  • Carriage Straps
  • Children's Girdles
  • Coatee
  • Cocardes
  • Corsages
  • Doll Pincushion
  • Doll Telephone Screen
  • Dress Trimmings
  • Evening Bags
  • Five-Strand Braid
  • Five Ways to Trim Hat
  • Flowers
  • Glue Craft
  • Garters
  • Girdles
  • Hair Ornaments
  • Handkerchief Case
  • Hanger
  • Hanging Lamp
  • Hats
  • Hat Trimmings
  • Lampshades
  • Lantern
  • Lepaging
  • Lingerie
  • Loop Braiding
  • Mirror
  • Neckwear
  • Negligee
  • Novelties
  • Parrot
  • Passport Case
  • Pillows
  • Pin Cushion
  • Powder Jar
  • Quill
  • Rosebud
  • Rosettes
  • Sachets
  • Sacque
  • Sashes
  • Scarfs
  • Shades
  • Shoe Cocardes
  • Slippers
  • Sport Band
  • Step-Ins
  • Telephone Screen
  • Three-Minute Rose
  • Trimmings
  • Turban
  • Vestee
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 36
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 48.6 MB
Product Code THE0775F69