Dressmaking made easy

By McCall

Contents

McCall published Pattern
Treatment of Materials
Equipment
Cutting and stitching Hints
Care of Clothing
Standard physique Measurements
How To Take Measurements
Altering the Pattern
Circular Skirt
Laying Out Material
Cutting the Garment
Tailors' Tacks
Constructive Stitches
Pressing
Seam Finishings
Hems
Tucking
Bias Binding
Underfacins
Bound or confronted Openings
Collars and Notch Collar
Side Openings
Sleeves
Darts and Tucks
Pleats
Inset—Godet—Flounce
Buttonholes
Buttons—Snaps—Hook and Eye
Position for Button & Buttonhole
Loops for Buttons
Corded Piping
Inserted Pockets
Belt and Belt Strap
Fastenings
Openings With Slide Fastener
Applying Lace
Hand Hemstitching
Decorative Stitches
Tailored Garment With Notch Collar
Coat Interlining
Lining
Unlined Coat, Furs, etc.
Index

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1. lessen seam allowance at top and occasional- er a part of commencing. 2. lower a strip approximately 2" broad and two times the size of establishing. stitch one fringe of lap to edges of commencing, correct aspects to- gether. three. flip lap to within; then fold via middle and hem different area to put. four. Overhand top edges of lap jointly. Fasten with hook and bar, and snaps. forty nine FINISHING a variety of OPENINGS starting WITH UNDERLAP compatible for heavier fabrics (woolens, vel- vets, heavy silks, and so forth. ). 1. stitch an underfacing, percent" extensive complete, to entrance fringe of starting.

Indicates correct facet of fabric with loops and buttons. •T" a lib o o ~a. ti«"^" ""««»«n sixty one CORDED AND BRAID LOOPS becoming a member of IN CORDED LOOPS WITH dealing with 1. Make cording for looos as defined on web page sixty four. stitch loops to fringe of commencing on correct part of fabric. stitch dealing with to fringe of commencing, correct aspects of fabric jointly, becoming a member of in loops. 2. flip dealing with to within and press. three. Mark positions for buttons on different facet of beginning with pins, as illustrated. four. indicates comprehensive establishing. becoming a member of IN BRAID LOOPS WITH dealing with 1.

2. starting at one finish, paintings buttonhole sew down one facet from correct to left. three. end throughout finish with numerous stitches, forming a bar-tack. Make blanket stitches over bar-tack and during the fabric. four. proceed buttonhole sew at the different aspect and end different finish with bar-tack. adapted BUTTONHOLE 1. reduce buttonhole the necessary measurement and make small diagonal slashes at one finish; then shape a small circle with an eyelet stiletto. 2. Overcast edges to maintain from fraying and to carry interlining, (if used) in place.

Baste higher edges of stiffening to mistaken part of sleeve. three. assemble higher fringe of sleeve earlier than sign up for- ing underarm seam. four. stitch sleeve into armhole, adjusting gath- ers. Press seam towards the neck. For organdy stiffening, bind armhole edges. S4 SLEEVE PADDING 1. minimize items of fabric, 9"x3", for every one pad. around off the corners and subscribe to rounded seam edges, as illustrated (right aspects of fabric together). 2. flip correct aspect out and interline with cot- ton batting approximately half" thick, scaling down at corners.

Seventy two BELT AND BELT STRAP INTERLINING THE BELT 1. For interlining, use gentle belting or gros- grain ribbon, the width of the completed belt. flip seam edges of belt over interlining, and catch-stitch to put. 2. flip less than seam edges of belt dealing with and sew as regards to edges of belt. three. Fasten belt to buckle, and hem with regards to bar; then stitch a strap to belt, as illus- trated. THREAD LOOP service FOR BELT The loop at part seam might be made a bit longer than width of belt. 1. shape loop with a number of threads.

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