Dressmaking made easy by McCall

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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Baste collar to neck edge on right side of garment. Cut a bias strip about M/4" wide, for binding. Stitch collar and one edge of strip to neck edge. 2* Turn down other edge of strip to cover raw edges of seam; then turn under raw edge of binding and hem. 1 yM DETACHABLE COLLAR A collar is made detachable so that it may be easily removed for laundering. 1. The collar may be faced or lined before sewing binding to neck edge of collar. Use a bias strip about V/2" wide; then fold strip through center, turn under raw edges and sew to collar.

Press. 2. Join underarm seam of sleeve and band, . right sides together. 3. Press underarm seam open. Turn up band and hem free edge to posi- tion over seam. 4. Shows finished sleeve. IB SEWING CUFF TO SLEEVE 1. Join seam of cuff and facing; Press seams open. Sew facing to cuff, right sides together, leaving tower edges free. 2. Trim away part of upper seam allowance before turning right side out; then press. 3. Baste cuff to lower edge of sleeve. Cut a bias strip l%" wide, and join seam. Sew strip to lower edge of sleeve, joining in cuff.

Stick pins through buttonholes to left front as il- lustrated. 4. Sew buttons to position according to details on page 62. This illustration shows finished closing.

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