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By The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

Initially released in 1930 by means of The Woman's Institute of household Arts and Sciences, this publication specializes in matters: Designing and making plans outfits; gown ornament and decoration. It gains various illustrations in the course of the text.


Section I: Designing and making plans Clothes
Advantages and Varieties
Principles of Designing
Designing for Types
Garments and Their materials
Adapting Designs to varieties and Fabrics
Applying Designing Knowledge

Section II: costume ornament and decoration
Use and Purpose
Types of Trimmings

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Fig. 23 (d). For the person of average figure having a very thin, narrow face, or a thin neck, a draped scarf arrangement, such as shown here, will be found a becoming neck-line finish, for it both shortens the face and increases the apparent width. The softening effect of the drapery is an important requirement for such irregularities. Fig. 23 (e). A decorated neck-line treatment consisting of folds, shirrings, frills, or plaitings, as shown here, is usually becom ing to the thin face for it tends to soften the features.

The matter of sleeves for this type is very In most cases, their design is affected by the design of important. While it is not always necessary the dress of which they are a part. that the designing features of one should be repeated in the other, the fact that lengthening lines are important in sleeves should always be kept in mind, for the arms of this type are generally short and stout and require special thought in order to appear well. Like the blouse into which they are set, one of the chief require ments of sleeves planned for this type is that they fit with ease.

35 (b). A necessity, when designing for the rounded figure, is to break up plain surfaces attractively for, of course, an expanse of plain fabric will give an appearance of width to the figure. Thus judiciously placed ornamentation on it will apparently lessen it and at the same time add height. In this model, the narrow lengthwise panel of lace, or other contrasting and suitable fabric, used at the center front of a straightline gown gives lengthening lines. The godets extending below the hem line help further to increase the apparent height of the The simplicity of this treatment is a favorable feature, figure.

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