Designing and Decorating Clothes

Designing and Decorating Clothes

The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

Language: English

Pages: 131


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Originally published in 1930 by The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, this book focuses on two subjects: Designing and Planning Clothes; Dress Decoration and Ornament. It features numerous illustrations throughout the text.


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

Section II: Dress Decoration and Ornament
Use and Purpose
Types of Trimmings

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Children's clothes are similarly named. TYPES OF FABRICS III it is very important to keep the character of the fabric in mind so that it will be entirely suitable for the type of garment and the purpose it is to serve. In some In the planning of a design, this feeling of suiting the fabric and the garment to each other is more intense than in others, but it should always be en It is well to acquire the habit couraged if one intends to design. of visualizing a finished garment, perhaps not in.

Appreciably increased by this means, while infants' wear, too, may be made more beautiful in the same manner. A desire for simplicity, combined with the popularity of the lingerie dress of such materials as voile, handkerchief linen, Geor gette, and crepe de Chine, has brought hand hemstitching into prominence as a trimming, an example of its use being shown at (d), where it serves to join an applied band to the dress fabric. EMBROIDERY AND APPLIQUE Uses for Trimming. — In the earliest and most.

Offer many new and novel weaves in these two forms of trim as ming every season, shown in Fig. 39. They can be had in all colors and materials and many of them are very beautiful indeed. Silk and wool gimps and braids are chiefly for dec orating wool dresses, as for a girdle, a sleeve, or a neck finish, or on pockets. They may be used also on heavy silk, such as Canton crepe, but should never be applied to thin fabrics, such as Fig. 38 "Rich and elegant" dress of the Victorian era, showing the.

Divided exactly into d T<* halves, thirds, fourths, or into any equal division. The lines at the right show clearly the three steps in this operation. 2 3 1 As shown in view (b), (a) the division can be carried r* much further. Divide the entire space ab in half, indicating the divi sion by the dot d ted line c, and /■ A A then into thirds, as indicated h e ^6 d and it 9 b (b) Fig. 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 e. at Next, divide in half the space between c and d and draw the heavy line /.

You become thoroughly familiar with these variations. I TABLE Corresponding Weight for Various Ages Height in Inches 20 to 29 Years 30 to 39 Years 40 to 49 Years Pounds Pounds Pounds 60 111 116 122 125 61 113 118 124 127 62 115 120 127 130 63 118 123 130 133 64 122 127 133 136 65 125 131 137 140 66 129 135 141 145 67 133 139 145 150 68 137 143 149 155 69 141 145 153 159 70 145 147 156 163 50 Years and Over Pounds To help in.

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