ss it forms a flap to conceal any white the button-holes may chance to show. The front left gores must be stitched exactly as on the right side, and now stitch the sides of the front and back together, always on the outlined stitches, and then the shoulders. The sleeves follow, and should be stitched and left inside-out to be finished.
next thing to do
Casing for Whalebone.
some bias or
used, save as trimming.
neck has to be bound with a narrow bias band, and the sleeves w^ant a short facing of bias also.
The band for turning.
neck should be i 1-3 inch, to allow on the outline thread of the
Stitch one side
Cut the turning-in quite within
1-4 inch of the
19th Century Dressmaking techniques