Some turn-of-the-century patterns were made with overlapping lines representing different pieces of one or more garments. The consumer would trace one set of lines to make her pattern pieces.

From "Make it yourself": home sewing, gender, and culture, 1890-1930 by Sarah A. Gordon

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  • American: 1900-present
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  • A Maze of Dots and Dashes Some turn-of-the-century patterns were made with overlapping lines representing different pieces of one or more garments. The consumer would trace one set of lines to make her pattern pieces.