A Complete Course in Dressmaking/Lesson 4/Test questions


Check up your own work and see how much you have really learned from the lesson. Make sure that you know the important points. Writing out the answers to the following questions and then referring to the lesson to see if your answers are correct, is one of the best ways of finding out your weak points.

Is it necessary for a block pattern to have a high neck line?

In allowing for a lapped closing, how much of the lap extends beyond the center-front?

Does the curve at the neck edge of a collar influence its set?

Does the top of a plain sleeve measure the same as the armhole?

Is a raglan sleeve similar to a kimono? Which one is easiest to fit?

Where there is a pleat, do you fold the pleat in the paper before cutting out the pattern.

Can you add fullness through the center of a piece?

What makes wrinkles appear from the neck to the underarm?

If a waist is gathered too much at the center-back what happens?

Does the sleeve affect the general fit of the waist?

The next lesson that you take up is skirts. Here you will have more practice in working with a block pattern and copying different styles. You will find, too, that you can apply some of the blouse information to skirt, or in in fact, any garment. The adding of tucks and pleats is the same whether it is blouses, skirts or dresses on which you are working.

The principle of adding fullness, too, applies to all patterns.

If you have studied BLOUSES carefully and understand each step in the lesson you will find the lessons to come easy to understand and apply.