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Homework Help: dressmaking

Posted by me on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 3:26pm.

Mrs. Shotto was once one of your regular customers, but she hasn't asked to have any garments made in approximately one year. You note she has lost weight. She would like you to make her a special silk blouse to replace a favorite blouse that has worn out. The blouse has very simple lines and will be worn tucked in at the waist of pants or a skirt. She has brought the material and the old pattern, which was a Misses' size 12. When you measure her, you discover that her bust now measures 32 in. instead of 34 in. and that her waist is 25 in. instead of 26 in. Mrs. Shotto is 5 ft. 3 in.

1. Now that Mrs. Shotto has lost weight, what pattern size would be a better fit?

B. Miss Petite size 10


2. The blouse pattern is no longer available for purchase. In any case, Mrs. Shotto's measurements are only one inch smaller and you can adjust patterns up to two inches. To accommodate her smaller waist, therefore, you alter the pattern by
A. reducing the side seams by 1/2 in.


3. What type of sewing machine thread would you choose to sew the blouse?

B. Extra-fine polyester


4. What size needle would you select for the sewing machine?

D. 11/75

5. What type of seam would be most suitable for the selected fabric?

B. Open


6. You're repairing an armhole seam in a turtleneck used primarily for skiing. The stitching has come loose because of the extra arm movement. What type of hand stitch do you use?
A. Backstitch


7. If your sewing machine were skipping stitches, what would you check first?

B. Needle setting


8. You find that your stitching distance from the edge of the fabric isn't very consistent. Which attachment could you add to your machine to solve the problem?
A. Seam guide


9. How do you secure the beginning and end of every seam?

C. Back-tack three stitches at each end.


10. If, while you're machine stitching, your fabric puckers and the stitches break, what should you do first?

C. Lower the tension.



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