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Young, Edith / Student's manual of fashion drawing: thirty lessons with conventional charts

Lesson VIII: Plaids, stripes and figures,   pp. 27-29 PDF (939.1 KB)

Page 27

  By this time the student should be pro- 
ficient in drawing dresses, and if this is the 
case, plaids, stripes and figures will seem 
very easy. 
  Around Fig. U will be seen many ex- 
amples of plaids, but the student should 
pay no attention to them until the prin- 
ciple of all plaids is understood. 
  It is assumed that the student has drawn 
the outline of Fig. U, and that a very good 
bottom line has been secured. If not, 
re-draw the outline before attempting to 
plaid it. 
  Suppose it is desired to stripe this dress 
The stripes near the bottom follow the 
bottom line of the dress (as did the hem 
and tuck), going in and out of the full- 
ness. They continue to do this, gradually 
changing until, at the waist, they follow 
the waist line. Be particular to make 
the stripes go in and out of the fullness, 
and where the fullness stops, go around the 
skirt in good even plaids. 
  When placing the stripes around, do not 
allow them to touch XX on the top, thus 
leaving a high light on top of the fold, 
but underneath draw them close to XX, 
and under stripes being well in the shadow. 
  On the sleeve they follow its bottom line, 
changing a little as they approach the 
  On this foundation any kind of a plaid 
may be constructed. 
  Study all the examples of plaids, and 
note the guide lines, all auide lines beine 
to make the squares 

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