We’re home! Nobody died, save one catnip plant. The boy is happy with the freeze-dried ice cream I bought at the Smithsonian flight and space museum. Very glad to be back.
Re: pop quiz 466:
As many of you have already figured out, the larger view I linked to gave it away, as much as it could be given away. That was accidental of course, not much I could do about it at the time. For those who didn’t click through, I’m including the quotation (at close) and a full size version of page 51 (500kb). As you’ll see (right, even that link to page 51 is not helping much when it comes to figuring out those collars on page 53, although unto itself, 51 is self explanatory (for the most part).
I’ve included the larger images from page 54 also at close, which is what I’d meant to do the first time. So play with this one for awhile. I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around it but then, I’m not exactly able to concentrate readily at the moment. I’m very encouraged by what you’ve all done thus far. Great work!
The three shawl collars on page 54, should be, to a great extend, self-explanatory. If in doubt, turn to page 51.[sic]
The center-front is marked on every pattern. Make them up in the actual size (4 to 1) and attach them to a pattern or canvas model, so that both center-fronts shall run together.
When upon trying, you find the inner-collar binding, make the neckline-curve more pronounced. See dotted line in fig.68. This change will cause the upper line of the inner-collar to get longer; add to the outer-collar accordingly. (See part A in fig.68.)
The shawl collar usually requires a width of 5 to 6 inches. As there is seldom a case when so much overlap is wanted, the upper part of the pattern, where the lapel is attached, is brought out in a diagonal way as in fig. 69.
There are so many collars and so many variations of collars that to teach them all, is an impossibility. All however are made on one or more of the basic principles, mentioned. Sometimes the very same collar in a different position, will look like an entirely different collar. The same collars, with different hights or upper shapes, may seem to be different collars. If in doubt, it is the best to cut a paper pattern and try it on a dress form. corrections, or a new paper pattern can be easily made.[sic]