1892: Home dressmaking; a complete guide to household sewing

Home dressmaking; a complete guide to household sewing (1892)

Author: Myers, Annie E
Subject: Dressmaking
Publisher: Chicago, C.H. Sergel & company
Possible copyright status: The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright restrictions for this item.
Language: English
Call number: 7748833
Digitizing sponsor: Sloan Foundation
Book contributor: The Library of Congress
Collection: library_of_congressamericana
Full catalog record: MARCXML

Full of how to’s for construction, including how to use gathers and pleats.

When there is a great deal of material to gather into
a small compass, the gathering stitch has to be discarded,
the intervals between the stitches being too
wide to sew across. Then the material is evenly
pleated up and sewed as pleated to the belt, shown in
the uncompleted portion. The advantage of this gathering
over real pleats is that the gathered pleats are
upright, and the material below hangs freely, while
pleats are sewed flatly into the belt and confine the
material more.

pg 38

Cutting diagrams included.