The following estimates are listed as a guide for calculating approximate quantities of material, and the cost of the same for garments to be made at home. The list states the exact amount expended on garments shown in Figs. 161, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169 (pp. 266-290).

Corset Cover, Fig. 161

1 yard nainsook, .25...............................................

$0.25

2 yards lace, .15................................................

.38

1 yard beading, .25...............................................

25

1 yards ribbon, .05.............................................

.08

1 skein embroidery cotton, .03.....................................

.03

4 buttons, .01............................................

.01

$1.00

Made At Home Costs 6

Night-gown, Fig. 170

5 yards nainsook, .25..................

$1.25

2 yards lace, .35................

.88

2 yaads lace, .25.....................

.63

2 yards beading, .25.................

.50

1 yards beading, .35...........................

.53

2 yards ribbon, .19......................

.48

2 yards ribbon, .06.................

.15

$4.42

Suggestive Questions

1. What is meant by income? What is a budget?

2. How can a high school girl learn to become proficient in clothing herself well?

3. Name four things which well-ordered clothing should denote.

4. Compare the advantages of garments made-to-order, made-at-home, and ready-to-wear.

References

Lippincott's Home Manuals, Textiles (in preparation). Philadelphia,

J. B. Lippincott Co. Kinne and Cooley, Shelter and Clothing. New York, Macmillan. Richards, E. H., Cost of Living. New York, Wiley. For general principles of spending, including clothing budget. Streightoff, Frank H., Standard of Living Among Industrial People of America; chapter on clothing costs. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin. Woolman and McGowan, Textiles. General discussions and budgets.

New York, Macmillan. Woolman, Mary Schenck, Hints on Clothing. Bulletin No. 4. Teachers

College, Columbia University, New York. 10 cents. Kirkpatrick, E. A., The Use of Money. Indianapolis, Bobbs, Merrill Co.

On Buying Clothes, pp. 99-107. Talbot and Breckenridge, The Modern Household. Boston, Whitcomb

& Barrows, pp. 32-46.