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Hicks, Ada / Garment construction in schools
(1913)

Part I: The choice of garments for the school course or year,   pp. [1]-5 PDF (1.2 MB)


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PART f. 
    THE CHOICE OF GARMENTS FOR THE SCHOOL COURSE 
                              OR YEAR. 
IF each child during its school career is to receive a properly balanced
and progressive training, the choice of garments to be made must be con-
sidered a most important matter. 
    For example, such a sequence as the following: 
                           I. Yoked Pinafore, 
                           2. Shirt Blouse, 
                           3. Baby's Overall, 
                           4. Night-dress, 
does not provide as useful a training for later independent work, as would
be found in the making of: 
                           i. Flannel Petticoat, 
                           2. Camisole, 
                           3. Combinations, 
                           4. Yoked Overall. 
    In the first set, there is much common ground in construction-the yokes,
similar sleeves, etc., and in consequence, much repetition of experience.
    This, though having a value of its own, is waste of opportunity. 
    In the case of the second series, however, the garments are much more
varied in type, the points to be taught many more, and, therefore, the pre-
paration for later unaided work more helpful and comprehensive. 
    G C.                             A 


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