"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

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Susan Sews a Skirt

Layout Instructions

The pattern comes with instructions as to how to lay out the pattern pieces on your fabric. The layout depends in part on whether your fabric has a pattern or nap and how wide it is. This skirt requires a front section, two back sections, and two waistband sections. The fabric is doubled, with the center of the front section on the fold.

Photograph by Sarah Gordon.