New PDF release: Dressmaking made easy

By McCall


McCall revealed Pattern
Treatment of Materials
Cutting and stitching Hints
Care of Clothing
Standard physique Measurements
How To Take Measurements
Altering the Pattern
Circular Skirt
Laying Out Material
Cutting the Garment
Tailors' Tacks
Constructive Stitches
Seam Finishings
Bias Binding
Bound or confronted Openings
Collars and Notch Collar
Side Openings
Darts and Tucks
Buttons—Snaps—Hook and Eye
Position for Button & Buttonhole
Loops for Buttons
Corded Piping
Inserted Pockets
Belt and Belt Strap
Openings With Slide Fastener
Applying Lace
Hand Hemstitching
Decorative Stitches
Tailored Garment With Notch Collar
Coat Interlining
Unlined Coat, Furs, etc.

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At the inner end, make several stitches across slash, forming a bar-tack; then make blanket stitches over bar-tack and through the material. mil siliiiiUiiiiiliillilH nxv* 60 BOUND BUTTONHOLES BOUND BUTTONHOLE WITH FACING 1. Cut a strip, lengthwise or bias, about 11/2" wide and about %" longer than the length of the finished buttonhole. Baste center of strip over position of but- tonhole, right sides together. Stitch l/g" each side of basting and across each end. 2. Slash through center to l/g" from ends and diagonally to corners.

Sew buttons to position according to details on page 62. This illustration shows finished closing.

I -^'- ' i-t „ 1*\ V. JI A I IS^ iVh. - '-,-1 (: 3 ^5SgHg: 4 S^UStt&ffWj 6J BUTTONS—SNAPS—HOOK AND EYE SEWING ON BUTTON 1. Using a heavy thread or twist, make a knot at the end of a double thread; then with a pin over the center of but- ton, sew back and forth across pin. The pin keeps the thread loose enough to form a stem. 2. Remove pin and wind thread firmly around stem; then draw needle to wrong side and fasten with several stitches. SEWING BUTTON ON UNLINED GARMENT 1. With a large button on right side and small button on wrong side, place pin over center of large button, sew back and forth through both buttons and across pin, using a double thread.

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