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The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0201.pngIll. 201. Underlap and Facing Stitched to Placket Slit in Skirt The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0200.pngIll. 200. Underlap and Facing Strip for Placket


UNDERWEAR PLACKLETS are made in the following manner. If there is no seam, cut the opening in the garment the desired length.

The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0202.pngIll. 202. Folded to Position

The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0203.pngIll. 203. Finished Placket

It should be long enough to slip easily over the head. Cut for a lap a strip of material lengthwise of the goods. It should be twice the length of the placket opening and three and three-quarter inches wide. Fold the ends together and crease through center; open and fold the sides together and crease. Cut out one section to within a small seam of the crease as shown in Illustration 200.

The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0204.pngIll. 204. Feather-stitched Hem of Placket Baste the long straight edge of the lap to both edges of the opening, making a narrow seam. Run it almost to a point at the lower edge of the opening. (Ill. 201.) Make a narrow turning on the three edges of both the narrow and the wide part of the lap. Double the wide part back (Ill. 202), baste the edge over the line of the sewing, and hem. This forms the underlap. Turn the narrow part back on the line of sewing, baste the free edge to the garment to form an underfacing, and hem. The end of the underlap is turned under, basted and stitched across. The finished closing is shown in Illustration 203. This placket has an outside row of stitching. It is usually employed for drawers, petticoats, etc.

A FEATHER-STITCHED HEM ON A PLACKET used on flannel petticoats is shown in Illustration 204.