The Elements of Modern Dressmaking for the Amateur and Professional Dressmaker; Being Also a Handbook for the Use of Students and for Candidates ... Under the City and Guilds of London Institute

 
9781151197382: The Elements of Modern Dressmaking for the Amateur and Professional Dressmaker; Being Also a Handbook for the Use of Students and for Candidates ... Under the City and Guilds of London Institute
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X QUANTITY, COST, AND PRICE. Average Width of Materials--How to Judge Qu unities -Differen Modes of Planning Out--Average Quantities for Bodice, Sleeves, Skirt, Collars, &c.--Calculations of Cost--Slow and Quick Workers--No Fixed Standard of Charges--Average Prices for Different Kinds of Dresses--Average Prices of Dress Materials--Inside Finishings for Bodice and Skirt. Average Width of Materials. 18 to 22 inches wide; occasionally from 24 inches upwards in the more expensive qualities. Raw silk averages 27 to 36 inches wide. 24 to 27 inches wide. Silk Velvet Plush Poplins and Bengalines Velveteen Cottons Prints... Ginghams Sateens Muslins Single - width Woollens (beige, delaine, etc.) Double-width Woollens . Cloth, Tweeds, etc. (mantle cloth width) ... Imperial Waterproofing (for skirts of bicycling, boating or climbing dresses) It is usual to find thin or transparent fabrics wider than heavier goods made of the same fibre: thus cotton muslin is generally wider than print, delaine than beige, and diaphanous silk fabrics (as chiffon) than velvet. Any method of calculating quantity must, if it is to be of practical value, take changes of fashion into account; yet any one who has followed these changes round will have noted how little the total quantity of material required for the complete dress varies, standing as it does at from six to seven yards of double-width material forty-four inches wide, or twice that quantity of single-width if narrow, or a yard less, perhaps, if the single-width material is wider than half the double-width, as is generally the case. There are styles and materials where careful planning and close cutting will considerably reduce this allowance, as there are others that exceed it: gored skirts of reversible materials, s...

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