have gone sides,
dressmaker for mere
would not hke to ask a dresson other accounts it is also advan-
to use up.
things aheady in the house can be utihsed in
that those w^ho
almost invariably the case
any regular dressmaker. This may seem improbable, because the professional hand has naturally much more experience, but w^hen our readers reflect
patterns for so
ures a dressmaker inay often get confused, and that the case of
the pattern and
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.
Planning a house.
not unlike planning a
then chooses the
included the choice of material.
days, the style of both houses and dresses are so various that
the principal difficulty
and the next to follow This last point is
one's choice out with consistency.
where most of us
in architecture are not
but incongruities in style of dress are pitiably freBut with this vexed question we have nothing to quent.
CONCERNING MATERIAL. First of
then, in selecting materials and trying the
you must bear
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 ;
19th Century Dressmaking techniques