This section is from the book "School Needlework. A Course of Study in Sewing designed for use in Schools", by Olive C. Hapgood. Also available from Amazon: School Needlework: A Course Of Study In Sewing Designed For Use In Schools.

(Bust Measure, 32 Inches.)

Take a piece of paper seventeen inches long and nine inches wide.

Place the long side of the paper horizontally in front of you.

Write your name and school three inches from the left-hand side of the paper, and three inches above the lower edge.

1. Draw a vertical dash-line one and one-half inches from the left-hand side of the paper.

2. Fold the paper under on the line, this is for the hem.

3. Mark the upper left-hand corner of the paper A, the upper right-hand corner B, the lower left-hand corner C, the lower right-hand corner D (Fig. 107).

Fig. 107. - Night-dress yoke.

4. Draw a vertical dash-line eight and one-half inches from the left-hand side of the paper; mark it I.

5. Make a dot two and one-fourth inches to the right of A; mark it E.

6. Make a dot three and three-fourths inches below A; mark it F.

7. Make a dot one inch below E; one-eighth of an inch to the right of this dot make another dot; mark the last dot G.

8. Draw a light dash-line from F to G.

9. Draw an inward-curving line from F to G; allowing seven-eighths of an inch curve at the middle.

10. Continue the curved line to E. Erase the dash-line.

11. Make a dot one-half of an inch from line /, and one and one-fourth inches from the upper edge of the paper; mark it H.

12. Draw a line from E to H.

13. Make a dot one-fourth of an inch from line I, and one and three-fourths inches above the lower edge of the paper; mark it I.

14. Draw an inward-curving line, from H to I, (see shape in Fig. 107).

15. Draw a light dash-line from C to I.

16. Draw an outward-curving line, from C to I, allowing three-eighths of an inch curve at the middle. Erase the dash-line.

17. Mark a notch on the curved line, one inch from E.

18. Mark a notch on the curved line, one inch from H. The notches show where the shoulder-seam should be taken.

1. Make a dot two inches below B; mark it J.

2. Make a dot one inch below the upper edge of the paper, and two and one-fourth inches from the right-hand edge; mark it K.

3. Draw a light dash-line from J to K.

4. Draw an inward-curving line from J to K, allowing three-eighths of an inch curve at the middle. Erase the dash-line.

5. Make a dot one-fourth of an inch from line I, and three and one-half inches below the upper edge of the paper; mark it L.

6. Draw a line from K to L.

7. Make a dot, on line I, one-half of an inch above the lower edge of the paper; mark it M.

8. Draw a light dash-line from L to M.

9. Draw an inward-curving line from L to M, allowing seven-eighths of an inch curve at the middle. Erase the dash-line.

10. Draw a line from D to M.

11 Mark a notch on the curved line, one inch from L.

12. Mark a notch on the curved line, one inch from K.

13. Without unfolding the hem at the front, cut the patterns on the outside lines, making the notches small.

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