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lO

have gone sides,

dressmaker for mere

to the

many

Be-

would not hke to ask a dresson other accounts it is also advan-

home dressmaking

that one

maker

And

to use up.

For

tageous.

making.

things aheady in the house can be utihsed in

instance,

that those w^ho

make

it

their

is

almost invariably the case

ow^n dresses

fit

themselves

any regular dressmaker. This may seem improbable, because the professional hand has naturally much more experience, but w^hen our readers reflect

much

that

better than

among

so

many

patterns for so

many

different fig-

ures a dressmaker inay often get confused, and that the case of

home dressmaking

the pattern and

the

in fig-

all one and the same, it will appear less unlikely an unprofessional hand may succeed in this case

ure are that

better than a professional.

new

Planning a house.

One

style, in

which

first is

dress

is

not unlike planning a

estimates the

cost,

new

then chooses the

included the choice of material.

Nowa-

days, the style of both houses and dresses are so various that

the principal difficulty

is

to choose,

and the next to follow This last point is

one's choice out with consistency.

where most of us

Anomalies

fail.

in architecture are not

but incongruities in style of dress are pitiably freBut with this vexed question we have nothing to quent.

rare,

do

at present.

CONCERNING MATERIAL. First of

all,

then, in selecting materials and trying the

necessary quantities,

you must bear

in

mind

the different

widths of the various textures, and find out before you enter the shop exactly the quantity of material you wish to purchase. Let us suppose, for instance, that you want to make yourself a jacket and before buying the stuff you ;

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A Guide to Dressmaking - 1876  

19th Century Dressmaking techniques

A Guide to Dressmaking - 1876  

19th Century Dressmaking techniques

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