with a hem, and the neck and armholes with narrow bias facings of the material. Around the neck the facing serves also asFashion Design Drawing - Infants Clothes 2.jpg

a casing for the drawstring. If fine lace is used as trimming, the armhole edges are not faced, but are merely rolled and the lace is whipped to them. (Fig. 141.)

A FLANNEL BAND for an infant is shown in Fig. 142. It is of flannel twenty-seven inches long and about six inches wide. All the edges are turned over on the outside, Fashion Design Drawing - Infants Clothes 3.jpg

one and a quarter inches and catch-stitched. (Fig. 142.)

A PINNING BLANKET or BARRIE-COAT is used in place of the flannel petticoat. After the skirt portion is cut, the front and lower edges are turned in hems and feather-Stitched on the outside. (See Fig. 143 on the following page.)

The body is cut from fine cambric, and though the edges may be bound or faced, it is better to make the body double. Join the shoulder edges of both the outside and inside, and press the seams open. Lay the two body portions evenly together, with the shoulder seams of both toward the outside. Stitch a seam around the upper edge and across the lower edge to the notches. The ends are left open until the tape is inserted. The body is stitched between the notches after the skirt is joined to it. After they are stitched, the two body parts are turned to bring the seam edges inside. The edges at the pointed ends are turned in and the end of the piece of tape is slipped into each opening. Gather the skirt and join it to the body as shown in Fig. 143. Baste around the armhole about one inch from the edge to keep the two portions evenly together. Clip the raw edges and turn one in a seam's width and baste it; then turn the other edge in and baste it to the first. Stitch by machine or overhand the two folded edges together to finish the armhole. The edges of theFashion Design Drawing - Infants Clothes 4.jpg

body portion should be basted and then featherstitched. Baste about an inch each side of the perforations that indicate the opening to be made at the left side. Cut through the perforations and bind the opening with soft ribbon or silk tape. If preferred, the skirt may be mounted on a straight band, made double, instead of on the shaped body. The straight band can be lapped and hemmed.

AN INFANT'S PETTICOAT is finished according to the material of which it is made.

The Flannel Petticoat has the seams stitched and finished as shown in Figs. 11 or 12,

on page 5. The bottom of the skirt may be embroidered in scallops, or the hem finished as shown in Fig. 131, page 39.

A flannel petticoat which hangs from the shoulders and has no separate body or placket is shown in Fig. 144. It is fastened on one or both shoulders by ribbons or buttons and buttonholes. The neck and armholes of this style of petticoat are usually bound with ribbon or tape, though a scalloped edge worked with white embroidery silk makes the little garment much prettier. If it is to be embroidered do not cut out the neck and armholes, but mark the outline of the pattern with a colored thread. The design can then be stamped along the outline and cut out after the embroidery is done.

The under-arm seams are finished in Fashion Design Drawing - Infants Clothes 5.jpg

the regulation manner with catch-stitching or featherstitching before the embroidery is begun.

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