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By McCall

Contents

McCall revealed 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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Press seams open at front neckedge. Press both edges up at back neckedge. 5* Turn facing right side out. Hem collar to position at back neckedge. ). 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.

When seams are not pressed open, as in an armhole, overcast both edges together. PINKED SEAM Suitable for velvet, woolen or heavy silk materials. Pink edges by hand, machine or pinking shears; then press seam open. , made in velveteen, linen, or woolen materials. Crease seam binding near center and arrange over seam edges, with wider part of binding on the inside; then stitch. SEAM EDGES TURNED IN Suitable for light-weight silk or cotton ma- terials. Press seam open; then turn under edges about '/g" and sew with running stitches, or machine stitch close to turned edge.

PINKED SEAM Suitable for velvet, woolen or heavy silk materials. Pink edges by hand, machine or pinking shears; then press seam open. , made in velveteen, linen, or woolen materials. Crease seam binding near center and arrange over seam edges, with wider part of binding on the inside; then stitch. SEAM EDGES TURNED IN Suitable for light-weight silk or cotton ma- terials. Press seam open; then turn under edges about '/g" and sew with running stitches, or machine stitch close to turned edge. 36 SEAM FINISHINGS FRENCH SEAM This is a seam within a seam.

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