posted by katherine .
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?
A. Misses' size 10
B. Miss Petite size 10
C. Half-sizes/Teen size 11/12
D. Junior Petite size 9
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.
B. making a pleat down the back and front panels of the pattern.
C. narrowing the back dart.
D. eliminating an inch at the back and front center seams.
3. What type of sewing machine thread would you choose to sew the blouse?
A. All purpose cotton/polyester
B. Extra-fine polyester
C. Long-fiber polyester
D. Buttonhole twist
4. What size needle would you select for the sewing machine?
A. 14/90 Ballpoint
5. What type of seam would be most suitable for the selected fabric?
We'll be glad to check your answers.
reducing the side seams by 1/2 in.
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