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48 then fold the cut gores over onto the stuff, to cut the oththe gores must be either face to face, or back to back, ers and then when they are taken apart it will be found that ;



one of each for either




In putting the skirt into a band, the opening is now made between the second gore and the back breadth the latter is folded into a double or treble boxgenerally ;

and made to wrap over the gore almost to the seam between the first and second gores the other side is arranged in the same way, only without an opening. Small plaits are put between the front and first gore, and again between the first and second gores, to hide the seams the front and sides are sewn to the waist-band the fulness plait,


being held towards the worker. The pocket is put between the

first and second gores, about 2 or 3 inches below the v/alst, and lined at the top with the same material as the dress. The skirt should be cut from a new model, and should be from 3 1-3 to 4 )'ards round, the front gored, and the side width slightly shaped, the back plain begin to stitch from the top to the edge, cut off any unevenness there, and overcast all the seams, leaving a hole for pocket, and make placket-hole. The edge of the skirt is faced with muslin, stitched one inch from the edge, which is then folded over one inch, and tacked with very long stitches, the muslin is smoothly laid over the skirt, and hemmed at a distance of from 3 to 4 inches. This hemming is very slightly taken, in order not to be seen on the ;

other side.

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A Guide to Dressmaking - 1876  

19th Century Dressmaking techniques

A Guide to Dressmaking - 1876  

19th Century Dressmaking techniques