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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FINISHING SLASHED OPENING WITH FACING 1. Baste center of facing along slash line, right sides together. Stitch along seam allowance at neck edge and around each side of basting line, reducing width of seam allowance from %" at top of slash line to less than '/g" ai bottom. 2. Make slashes at curved part of neck edge not too close to stitching; then slash down center for opening. Turn facing to wrong side and press. 3. Shows right side of garment. 4. Turn under side and lower edges of fac- ing and finish with running stitches.

Use a bias strip about I'/j" wide; then sew one edge to edge of garment, right sides together. To form a V-shape, al- low enough material at corner and join together to form miter. Trim away ex- tra material at mitered corner close to seam. Clip seam allowance above mi- tered corner to allow underfacing to lay flat when turned to inside. 2. Turn strip to inside and finish according to directions given above for bias under- facing. SHAPED UNDERFACING The shaped underfacing is usually made wider than the narrow bias underfacing, and is cut on the same grain of goods as the garment.

1. Slash seam allowance at upper and low- er part of opening; then sew a hook to position at center. 2. Slipstitch an underfacing (about %" wide finished) to front part of opening, covering sewed on part of hook. 3. For underlap—Cut a strip of material about 2Y4" wide; then sew one edge to back edge of opening, right sides to- gether. Fold through center, turn to in- side and hem free edge to position. Overhand upper and lower ends of un- derfacing and underlap together. 4. Sew a bar to underlap; then fasten re- mainder of- opening with snaps.

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