Paragraph 104. The uneven basting stitch is made the same as the even basting stitch (Par. 103) except that the stitch on the upper side of the cloth is made about two or three times as long as the stitch on the under side of the cloth. (See Figure 5.)
Uneven basting is used in fastening together two or more pieces of cloth where there is to be no strain on them before the permanent basting is done. For instance, in holding together the lower part of a full skirt, basting the seams for cuffs or holders and things of that sort.