An Easy Victorian Gift to Make

Here is another easy Victorian gift that Victorian ladies or girls would have made. Granted, today it would be more welcomed by Victorian lovers as a conversation piece than given a woman as a useful item.

The following directions come from an 1888 edition of Harper’s Bazaar.

Victorian 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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