1. How to fit a onepiece dress.
2. How to put on collars and cuffs.
3. How to put in sleeves.
4. How to make a belt.
5. The hemming stitch.
6. The overcasting stitch.
7. How to estimate the amount of material for a dress.
8. How to alter a pattern.
9. To compare ready-made and home-made clothing.
An Extra Project for Your Home Work. - Although you have learned many things about sewing you will not have had the opportunity to gain much skill in the making of one dress. However, you should have learned enough about sewing so that you can make another dress. You may wish to make a dress similar to the one you have just finished. Perhaps you can make a dress for your mother or sister. Discuss this problem with your mother and find out what you can do to gain experience and at the same time assist her with her sewing.
Probably you will not wish to make another dress exactly like the one you have just finished. However, it should be possible to use the same pattern and make a dress that is quite different. One way to make the dress different is to finish the neck with a different shaped collar or with a binding. This means that the bottom of the sleeves should be finished to correspond with the collar. Another way is to use a different kind of material. You might choose a woolen material such as flannel. A third way is to work out an interesting combination of materials. A figured material used for the dress contrasted with plain material in the collar and cuffs makes an attractive combination. Can you think of other ways to change your pattern so that you can make a different dress?
1. Which pieces of the patterns above are used in making the dress in Picture 1?
2. Which pieces are used for the underslip in Picture 2?
3. Which pieces are used for the dress in Picture 3?
4. Which pieces are used for the kimono in Picture 4?
5. Which pieces are not used for any of the four garments shown?
Write each of the following statements correctly. There is something wrong in each statement.
1. The curve at the back and at the front of the neck should be cut so they are exactly alike.
2. The curve on the front of the armhole should be less curved than the curve on the back.
3. If a pattern is too long it should always be altered by cutting off the bottom.
4. A dress is made from thirty-six inch material. If it is thirtyfive inches long from shoulder to bottom, and the sleeves are ten inches long, the whole dress will require seventy-five inches of material.
5. The center front and back should always be laid on the crosswise fold of the material.
6. If the armhole is too large it can be made to fit better by taking up the center front.
7. In putting on the collar, first baste the right side of the collar to the right side of the dress.
8. In hemming the stitch should always be taken from left to right.
Books for Reference. - When you are planning and making clothing it will be helpful to refer to other books. You may wish to look up certain topics on textiles and dress design. The books that are most helpful for these topics are listed at the end of Chapter 6 and Chapter 7. Or you may wish to make a further study of the sewing machine, patterns and problems in clothing construction. These books are listed below.
1. Clothing for Women. Laura I. Baldt. J. B. Lippincott Co.
2. Dressmaking. Jane Fales. Charles Scribner's Sons.
3. Essentials of Sewing. Rosamond C. Cook. The Manual Arts
Press. 4 Machine Sewing. Singer Sewing Machine Co. Inc. 5. Sewing Machines. Rosamond C. Cook. The Manual Arts Press.