Butterick 1449 Sleeve This is the optional sleeve piece. Like other brands, Butterick pattern pieces were marked with notches, which indicated where parts of a garment should join, and perforations, which denoted the grain of the fabric and where the piece would be sewn.
Pattern Layout After she had traced and cut out her pattern pieces, the seamstress would follow instructions for laying the pieces on fabric and cutting them out. The layout is very important for efficient use of fabric and correct use of the fold.
“Teacher's Model” Older students made workbooks as well. As a student at the University of Rhode Island, Lucy Pierce assembled a number of notebooks with sewing models. They could later function as lesson plans; Pierce went on to teach home economics at the Technical High School in Providence.
The Cairo, Georgia Mothers' Club These members of the Mothers' Club of Cairo, Georgia are dressed impeccably. As community oriented clubwomen, they would have been invested in dressing well and most likely made at least some their clothing.