To Put The Dress On The Form

Study Fig. C by guing over it with a point, as directed in Lesson I, until it Is thoroughly understood. Then draw the lorm as directed in Lesson I. When you leel confident that your form is good in all respects, with light lines, place the dress on the form as directed below.

Decide how iar down the V in the neck opens, and mark off on the center line, curving the far side of the V around the neck to the center line. The near side takes a slight reverse curve around the neck to the center line.

Remember, in dressing up a form that it ■is. oval, and the lines must follow the form, ond not be drawn straight. Draw just as few lines as possible, in the right direction.

Women's clothing opens from right to left. As this dress opens past the center line, continue the far side of the V past the center line to the oppning of the waist, which follows the center line of the waist.

The skirt opens directly under the waist opening, and follows the center line of the skirt, which hangs straight down.

Place the belt one-half above and one-half below the waist line, curving the lines to follow the w airft line. The sides of the belt are vertical. This belt is flat and does not show the opening.

The waist blouses over the belt in front, and extends past the belt at the sides. Note the slight change of direction where the w aist opens and goes under the blouse. If. the waist were not bloused, the lines would follow the form and go into the belt, showing its full width.

Place all buttons on the center line, having the buttons the same size and evenly spaced. After a while the student's eye will be able to judge distances; until then it might be well to measure from the center of one button to the center of the next button, marking each center with a dot. Around these dots draw the buttons.

Note the large buttons at the bottom of the page. Draw the top of the button and then the bottom; in this way the student can obtain better curves.

A flat round button has a small shadow underneath, darkest at the bottom. A high, round button casts a shadow like a sphere. To obtain this draw the round of the button, th';n draw another round the same size through the center of the first one, blackening the part underneath the button. The buttonholes may be drawn with one or two liues, but must be opposite the center of the buttons, and run straight out to the left of the drawing (as you face the figure).

The turnover collar is sewed on at the top of the high collar and flares at the bottom. Make the collar open in the center and curve it around the neck. The chemisette opens past the center line. Note all guide lines drawn through the turnover collar, cuffs, and center of pocket, also at the ends of the buttonholes and between the pockets.

The cuff, which follows the bottom line of the sleeve, curves up. It is sewed on at the bottom and flares slightly at the top. Do not flare too much.

Put the pockets on at the right height for the hands and keep them the same ¡size and about an even distance from the center iine. As the iar side is lost somewhat, show a little less of it than the near side.

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