1CORSETS AND CLOSE-FITTING PATTERNS§7

EXAMINATION QUESTIONS

(1)   How do corsets serve to predict style changes?

(2)   What is the advantage of a corset pad?

(3)   How are bust ruffles made?

(4)   Why is a good-fitting corset a necessity both in fitting and in wearing close-fitting garments?

(5)   What kind of corset should be worn by: (a) short-waisted figures? (b) tall, heavy figures?

(6)   What determines the size of corset to wear?

(7)   In corset selection, what are the chief points to be sought?

(8)   (a) What are the advantages of corset waists?   (b) Why is it advisable to buy corset waists ready made?

(9)   Of what advantage are the buttons at the waist line of a corset waist?

(10)   Why should the extremely small or laced-in waist be avoided?

(11)   Why do tight-fitting foundation patterns demand considerable attention?

(12)   (a) How many measurements are used in drafting tightfitting waists?   (b) Name these measurements.

(13)   When is a tight-fitting waist with a three-piece back necessary?

(14)   What are the advantages of the additional under-arm piece in a tight-fitting, three-piece-back waist?

(15)   Define the uses of a princesse pattern.

(16)   What particular measurement demands attention in drafting for figures out of proportion?

(17)   In drafting, how may the length of the center-back depth be adjusted without unbalancing the pattern?

(18)   What changes are advisable in drafting for figures with narrow chest measures?

(19)   In drafting, what changes may be made in the width-ofback measure to improve the appearance of: (a) wide-back figures? (b) narrow-back figures?

(20)   Submit a draft of a two-piece back tight-waist pattern made according to the following measurements: Neck, 12 in.; bust, 36 in.; front, 20 in.; chest, 13 in.; width of back, 13 in.; length of back, 14 in.; center-back depth, 6¾ in.; armhole, 14 in.; waist, 23 in.; hip, 36 in.; dart, 7 in.