Clothing and Health: An Elementary Textbook of Home Making

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Macmillan, 1916 - Clothing and dress - 302 pages
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Page iii - treats largely of the clothing problems and of the elementary work in sewing which precedes garment making. It also includes the subject of the leading textile materials, — where they are grown and how they are manufactured ready for our use. Such topics as the hygiene of clothing, buying materials and clothing wisely, the clothing budget, the use of the commercial pattern, the care and repair of clothing, color combinations, and attractiveness in dress, are woven in with the lessons on sewing...
Page 43 - Draw needle through, 43 pulling the thread at right angles to and toward the cut edge of the buttonhole. A little finishing loop called the purl will be formed at the edge. It is this which prevents the edge of the buttonhole from wearing. Continue along one edge until the corner is reached. Remember...
Page 128 - At the opposite side, work a small buttonhole (see page 43) f inch in length. This will be the top of the bag; and the two ribbons are to be run through the casing so it will draw up. 3. At the other edge of the long strip, fold to the wrong side: first 2 inches of the strip, and then the 2 inches folded over itself. Baste carefully. This fold is to form pockets on the inside of the bag. Every...
Page 44 - Five stitches make 44 a good fan. The third one is taken on a line with the cut and is the deepest, and the two stitches each side are slanting and of a depth to make an even fan effect at the turn. The fan can be made more easily by turning the buttonhole so that the end to be worked with the fan is pointed towards the worker and the cut edge is over the finger.
Page 42 - ... Buttonhole stitch. The thread will now be at the end of the buttonhole where the overcasting started. Put the needle between the edges of the slit and bring it up through the lower edge of the cloth about one-eighth of an inch down from the slit. This is shown in Picture 3 of Fig. 57.
Page 22 - The needle, at the same time, catches the edge of the basted hem. This makes a tiny slanting stitch on the right side, so : /. The next stitch is taken about one-sixteenth of an inch from the first, in exactly the same way.
Page 128 - Start one piece from one side and run around casing until it comes out at the same place it started. Tie in bow. Start other ribbon at opposite side, and run it all around casing, until it returns to the same side it started from. Tie in bow.
Page 140 - ... at right angles to the edge of the cloth, towards the worker. The needle should come up under the edge and through the loop made by the thread. The thread will be carried along the edge as the stitches are made. In finishing a thread, take small tiny stitches on the wrong side.
Page 120 - Hold the work over the finger with 120 thumb on top of cloth. Work towards you. Start with knot on under side of pencil line. Draw thread through to right side. Lay thread on the pencil line and hold with thumb. To right of B FIG.
Page 190 - Stir the blue before each article is dipped, so it may not appear streaked on the clothes. If articles are very yellow it may be necessary to let them stand in the blue for a little while. If not yellow, dip two or three times. The next process is starching ; but it is not as a rule necessary to starch napkins, tablecloths, or bed linens. 6. Hanging. Hang very straight after stretching. Do not pin at corners. Hang ^ of the napkin or tablecloth over the line.

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