Page:Popular Science Monthly Volume 91.djvu/64

This page needs to be proofread.


48

��Popular Science Monthly

���Two thin coatings of plaster of Paris are washed lightly over snugly fitting jerseys

The cast comes off in sections and is then filled in on the inside with papier mache

��wash of plaster of Paris is applied to the outside. When this is partially dried another coating is applied. After this second coating has dried a little, the tapes connecting the two portions of the jersey are untied, and the two parts, front and back, are taken off separately and allowed to dry thoroughly. The shape is then filled in on the inside with papier mache. It requires only about an hour to make the form, which is less than is often required by the modiste for one fitting of a fashion- able expensive garment.

Casts of the arms may also be made and attached to the form, so that the figure is complete. The mold may be used on any lay-figure standard or it may be set on a table or stand of convenient height. The only objection to it is that it is not adjustable. If the stout woman makes up her mind to reduce and accomplishes her pur- pose she will have to order a new dress-mold in consequence. Similarly, the too-slender woman should not use her dress- mold after she has been through a building-up course of treatment, until she has had its lines altered.

��Making a Second "Self" for Dressmaking Purposes

FITTING is the hardest and most tedious part of dressmaking. Many a woman could make her own clothes and save a good percentage of her pin-money if she were sure that the garments would have the proper "set." There are various kinds of dress forms on the market to meet this need. One of them, recently invented by Wayne T. Sachs, of Los Angeles, Cal., is cast on the lines of the living figure to be fitted.

To make it, two jerseys are fitted snugly over the body. The outer one is made in two sections connected by strips of tape. After the jer- seys are ad- justed, a thin

��The little automobile is but it is capable of

��The Youngest Manufacturer of Automobiles

ALTHOUGH only twelve years old, Clarence Suttcliffe, of Aurora, 111., has constructed a real automobile which makes record time for its size. His materials were obtained mostly from scrap heaps. His one purchase was a one-quarter-horse- power gasoline engine.

The machine is belt-driven and will make a speed of fourteen miles an hour. In the absence of a clutch, the young manufac- turer shuts off the engine by means of a foot- lever. When rounding cor- ners he presses down on the lever; this shuts off the

a single-passenger model, spark. lUecar

accommodating a trailer is called "G-3."

��� �