An Easy Victorian Gift to Make

Here is another easy Victorian gift to make that Victorian ladies or girls would have made. The following directions come from an 1888 edition of Harper’s Bazaar.

Victorian Hair Receiver


Victorian 1899 hair receiver.
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The advantage of this hair-receiver is that it can be washed. It is made of white linen embroidered and bound with white linen braid. For part of its length it is cornucopia-shaped, 11½ inches around the widest part at the top. From end to end it is 14½ inches long.

The space above the cornucopia portion is curved, its narrowest measurement being 2½ inches. The cornucopia buttons into shape in two places at the back. By carefully observing the illustration and using the measurements here given a pattern can be made with no difficulty.

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