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    • Care Labels and Your Clothes 

      Brown, Pamela J. (1998-05-12)
      This publication explains the care symbols that must appear on all clothing. These labels indicate proper care methods--washing, drying, bleaching, ironing and dry cleaning. If clothes are damaged when specified care ...
    • Clothing Quality Standards 

      (2006-05-01)
      Clothing construction is a creative skill with certain standards for appearance and construction. This publication describes the standards that apply to general construction techniques such as preparing the fabric, creating ...
    • Glossary of Sewing Terms 

      (2006-05-01)
      This publication lists common terms used in sewing. It includes definitions of garment types, fabric qualities, notions and construction procedures.
    • Laundry on Your Own 

      Brown, Pamela J. (1998-07-30)
      This publication explains how to remove stains, read care labels, sort and load clothes into a washer, and choose detergents and water temperature. A chart shows how to match fabrics with correct water temperatures and ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Back Hip Fullness 

      (2006-08-04)
      Flat buttocks cause folds in the derriere of skirts and pants, resulting in sags and wrinkles. Full buttocks cause horizontal wrinkles and side seams that pull. This well-illustrated publication gives basic instructions ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Personal Measurement Chart (Spanish) 

      (2006-02-08)
      This chart lists 17 measurements commonly used in altering garments.
    • Pattern Alteration: Bodice Back Width 

      (2006-03-24)
      If the back bodice of a garment is too tight or too loose because of a wide or narrow back, the pattern can be altered to make the garment fit better. This publication gives instructions on altering the bodice back width ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Even Hip Circumference 

      (2006-08-04)
      When a garment is too tight in the hip area, crosswise wrinkles form above the hipline in front and in back. The garment also may cup under the seat area. When it's too loose, vertical folds fall from the waist to the hem ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Hollow Chest 

      (2006-08-04)
      Hollow chest is a posture problem characterized by a depression in the upper chest area above the bust line. It causes clothing to fall in horizontal folds across the chest and the grain line to drop at center front. This ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Increasing Bodice Front Fullness 

      (2006-08-04)
      A bodice too small in the bust may cause wrinkles and pull lines between the breasts. This publication explains how to alter patterns for bust fullness, including those for bodices or dresses with French darts, princess ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Large Abdomen 

      (2006-08-04)
      A large abdomen causes the hemline on a skirt to hike in front and pulls the side seam forward. This publication gives instructions on altering patterns for a basic skirt and pants.
    • Pattern Alteration: Lengthening & Shortening 

      (2006-08-04)
      Lengthening or shortening a pattern is often the only adjustment needed to correct fitting problems. This well-illustrated publication guides you through the steps to fix major fitting points associated with a garment that ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Location of Bust Fullness 

      (2006-08-04)
      Locating bust fullness when you alter a garment is essential for proper fit. If the bust darts are not positioned correctly on the figure, the bodice will have horizontal and diagonal wrinkles across the front. The darts ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Personal Measurement Chart 

      (2006-02-09)
      This chart lists 17 measurements commonly used in altering garments.
    • Pattern Alteration: Principles of Pattern Alteration 

      (2006-02-09)
      This publication gives instructions on taking body measurements, measuring and altering pattern pieces, and checking the altered fit.
    • Pattern Alteration: Principles of Pattern Alteration (Spanish) 

      (2006-02-09)
      This publication gives instructions on taking body measurements, measuring and altering pattern pieces, and checking the altered fit.
    • Pattern Alteration: Prominent Posture Problems 

      (2006-05-05)
      A round back is a posture problem that causes clothing to pull diagonally across the upper back. Learn to alter patterns of basic bodices and bodices with raglan sleeves, kimono sleeves and yokes. Methods for dealing with ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Protruding Hip Bone 

      (2006-08-04)
      People with very thin figures typically have to alter their clothing for protruding hip bones. This is because diagonal wrinkles radiate from the hip bones. This well-illustrated publication shows how to correct this problem ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Shoulder Length 

      (2006-08-04)
      Wide or broad shoulders will cause the armhole seam line at the shoulder to pull inward and the cap of set-in sleeves to pull and ride up. Sleeves will appear too short and not hang properly. This publication gives ...
    • Pattern Alteration: Shoulder Slope 

      (2006-05-05)
      Determining the amount of alteration needed for square or sloping shoulders depends on observation and past experience in fitting home-sewn and purchased garments. This publication gives alteration instructions for basic ...