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The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0023.pngIll. 23. Basting Through Outlet Perforations ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTIONS. In the pattern envelope you will find THE DELTOR in which are the BUTTERICK ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTIONS. Look these over and see how easily your dress will go together.

THE ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTIONS show you with a series of pictures how to join every part of the garment, just where to baste, tuck, drape, etc. You do not have to read long, confusing directions for it is all told in pictures which, with a few explanatory words, are impossible to misunderstand. You see at a glance what you are to do just as if there were someone at your work-table putting your garment together for you. The New Dressmaker, 1921, Ill. No. 0024.pngIll. 24. Basting a Three-eighths of an Inch Seam

THE ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTIONS show you just how to use every perforation and every notch. If you have never used a pattern in your life the ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTIONS make it possible for you to make any type of garment without any knowledge of dressmaking, because the knowledge is supplied you by an expert who has reduced it to pictures.

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Ills. 25 and 26. Right and Wrong
Methods of Terminating Darts

OUTLET SEAMS are marked by large single perforations (Ill. 23.) In basting them the basting line should run exactly through the center of these perforations. (Ill. 23.)

Ordinary seams are not marked by perforations but are basted exactly ⅜ inch from the seam edge. (Ill. 24.)

The outlet seam is deeper than the ordinary seams. It is made so on purpose so that it can be let out if it is necessary to make any slight alteration to suit the individual figure. They are generally used at underarm and shoulder seams, and very often in the seams of sleeves. In so many cases women's shoulders are not exactly even or there are some slight variations from the average at one point or another of the figure. These outlet seams give you a chance to alter the garment in an easy, simple way.

ORDINARY SEAMS. A ⅜ of an inch seam allowance is made on all edges not cut on the fold of the goods, or finished with a hem. In basting, the seam lines must be followed exactly. (Ill. 24.) If you make them deeper or narrower you will alter the size of the garment.

DARTS are marked by V-shaped lines of perforations.

A dart is made by bringing the two lines of a dart perforations together and basting through the perforations. (Ill. 25.)