Millinery by Sally Faith Steinmann
hats created at MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
are very different in their needs from straw and felted
hats. In order to keep your MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
designer hats looking like new, I recommend the following
your hats - MAGGIE
MAE DESIGNS® fabric hats are well-made and durable; they will
simply last longer and look more lovely if you handle them with
care. I would suggest that you try not to pick up or pull off
your hat by the crown. Instead, try to handle your hat by the
edge of the brim and with two hands whenever possible!
your hats - The
quickest way to wear out the shape of your fabric hats is to hang
them upside down on a wall peg, putting undue stress on the
crowns. Our grandmothers knew all about hat stands and their
value. So instead, try placing your hat (well stuffed with tissue
or something equally as soft) upon a hat stand that keeps the
brim itself horizontal. And one other tip: do not place the hat
down upon a flat surface as this will tend to change and even
ruin the shape of some of the brims.
If you are not going
to be wearing your MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
fabric hat for a while, I strongly suggest that you store her
well stuffed with tissue upside down in a hatbox. In this way,
the brim will retain its glorious shape. I tend to keep my hats
all around me, elegantly resting upon their hat stands so that I
can look at them often. Twice a year, I rotate them in and out of
their hatboxes like I do with the rest of my clothes, packing
away the spring-summer designs when chill winds begin to blow and
I long for something warmer, and vice versa when spring starts my
craving for organza and linen.
nothing could be truer than the "ounce of prevention"
adage when it comes to caring for fine custom millinery. The best
way to protect your hats is, of course, hatbox storage which will
keep your hats both safe from undesirable mishaps and free from
dust. If, however, you display your hats out of hatboxes a good
deal of the time as I do, they can begin to get that dull look.
You may even begin to wonder if they need to be cleaned somehow.
More often than not, what they need is simply a good vacuuming.
Find the softest vacuum brush attachment that you can, and go
over the entire hat (flowers and all!) very gently. Even a soft
brush can be used in this same way to lightly dust off
accumulated dust particles that cling to fabric hats. You'll be
amazed what a difference either method makes, and your hats will
love you for it!
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