xt77h41jjp1b https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt77h41jjp1b/data/mets.xml   Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station. 1942 journals kaes_circulars_003_385 English Lexington : The Service, 1913-1958. Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station Circular (Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station) n. 385 text Circular (Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station) n. 385 1942 2014 true xt77h41jjp1b section xt77h41jjp1b CLOTH I N G Project For LI-I-I Clubs    
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 CLOTHING PROJECTS FOR 4-H GIRLS  {
· The |`ollowing nine projects ol clothing work are available
to 4-H Club girls:  V
Sewing—A New Venture  V
School Frocks V
Sleeping or Louuging Ensemble
1’lay and Work Clothes
Dress-Up Costume t
·l-H Girl’s Formal Dress .
Semitailored Cottons and Kayons >
Tailored Suit or Ensemble _
Bringing Your Wardrobe Up—to-Date
()nly one project should be undertaken within any one yezn ·_
ol` ~l-I-I club work. .=\ girl starting in 4-H work with no experience Q
in sewing should take the first project (“Sewing—a New Ven- j
ture") the first. year and "School Frocks" the second. Aliter com, i
pleting these she may choose either one of the next two ("Sleep- ,
ing or lounging Ensemble" or "Play and \tVork Clothes"). The
next three ("Dress-Up C()SLll]llC,H "4—H Girl’s Formal Dress" and l
“Setnitailored Cottons and Rayons") may be taken in any order, ‘I
depending on the girl’s wardrobe needs. _
The last two (“'l`ailored Suit or I£l1S€1Ill)l€M and "Bringing ‘
Your \Vardrobe Up to Date") may be taken in the order desired.
They are lor girls above the average in sewing skill and planning _
knowledge. and should be taken only when the other projert
requirements have been completed. I
Girls wl1o have had some experience in sewing before enroll-
ing in 4-H clothing projects may, upon approval of the leader  
or agent, start with the second group, then follow the order
given above.
Lexington, Kentucky
October, 1942  V

  I . .
 . Clothing Project for 4-H Clubs
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Pajarrras nray only be pajamas, and a nrghtgown only a night-   _
i gown, but when either is combined with a harmonious and attractive i
housecoat they beconre an "ensemble." What girl doesn’t desire a  
real ensemble! You can have your heart’s desire at very little cost  
» by planning and choosing wisely. So let’s away to work on tr becom- t
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1 WHAT TO DO IN THIS PROJECT
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Ulm, z Head H or study group ·
we,]. g l. Collect and study designs for the ensemble. ti
mm, 2. Learn score card for judging garrrrents made in this pro_i<·ct.
lcclr  g 3. Learn correct methods lor daily grooming.
'l`l¤<‘ y Hand H or work group    
*‘“‘[  ` l. Make either >a`amas or rri<»·ht··own, and a housecoat. i
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if Ut 2. lseep record ol work. l
g 3. judge pajamas and housecoats.  
Ming 4. Concentrate on daily personal grooming and form habits ol   .
irctl.  : correct posture. i
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Ujw ‘ CHOOSING AN ENSEMBLE l
How to choose {
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rtler i Wtwtre .~\re the rarments to be used in warm or cool weatlrer? .~\nswer-
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Ill}; such tptestrons will help in the selection of patterns and materials.
\Izmy girls like short pajama trousers and knee length nightgowns
_ lor summer as they are much cooler. Short housecoats are not only
smart but are comfortable to wear. Short garments are economical
'md l'<’l`\` patriotic now because they save I)l`(?(`lOll$ m3Y6'l`lHl$·
Patterns
` Look through fashion sheets and magazines for pattern. Choose
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together if they can use the same size. Take individual measurements  
and buy patterns which most nearly correspond to them. The simpler  
the pattern. the better. Housecoats which tie rather than button are  
_ both economical and practical. "
_ Materials —
'l`o make the ensemble distinctive and attractive plan carefully
the color and pattern scheme for the two garments. The pajamas or  `
gown may be of the same material as the housecoat or lllily be dilferent  `
in color, design, and texture. For example, you might use any of the `
i following combinations: ;
l){l`i?ll1l2.lS ol` plain blue percale; housecoat of blue and red printetl ._
percale.
Pajamas of print, white backgrou11d witl1 green dots; housecoat
of print, green background with white dots. -
Pajamas of unbleached muslin; housecoat. of figured percale print.
Pajamas of ligured dimity: housecoat of plain chintz.
Nightgown ol` white batiste; housecoat of llowered chintv. .
Nightgown ol` dotted dimity; housecoat ol` plain chintz or plain `
percale.
Nightgown ol [lowered muslin; housecoat of tl1e same llowerctl
muslin.
Your selection should not only be an artistic combination of colors
and pattern but should be becoming to you. That is, the colon
should blend with and bring out the good points of your skin, hair
and eyes; and the pattern should suit your ligure and your personality.
Percale prints, seersucker, unbleached muslin, batiste, soft rnuslitt °
and dimity are all satisfactory for the ensembles. Batiste, dimity, antl __
soft muslin are particularly nice for nightgowns. Many girls have —
used sacks for making pajamas and housecoats. Glazed or SCllllgl2l/Cll
chintz is good for housecoats. but may be expensive. Choose the nut-
terial which suits the patterns selected and which will be practical for
you. A poster which shows pictures ol` the garments to be madv l"‘ l
gether with samples ol` materials will help you get desired l`(`*llll"
MAKING AN ENSEMBLE
Know your pattern
l. Take pattern from envelope. and with help ol (hart writt
on each piece its name. Mark darts. Mark fold ol` goods. l)1‘Hi~ ,
` ·a line showing grain of material. Put all pieces not to be usetl
back into the envelope.

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FINISHES AND ACCESSORIES  L
Self-trimming is the most practical and economical Hnish for Z1 _-· 
tailored ensemble. Accurately stitched bands, fitted facings and col- .; 
lars are very attractive. \l\/ell-made bound or worked buttonholes  [·
with buttons may add just the right touch. A simple monogram em- ‘ 
broidered on the pocket or collar gives a very smart and expensive air  
to the whole ensemble. Rickrack, fagoting, shell edge or lace are trim- j 
mings suited to the dainty type of nightgown. French binding is  
another very satisfactory neck and sleeve finish that may be used on  
the gown. _  T
Usable bedroom shoes can be made from scraps of the housecoat .— 
or pajama material. To make house shoes by the patterns enclosed,  i
you will need padding for the sole and toe of the shoe. Cotton batting { 
is very satisfactory for padding. Use it thick enough to make the sole  
fairly firm. A thinner layer should be used for the toe or vamp. Cut  
the inner linings by the pattern, and two coverings from the ma-  Q
terial for both the sole and the vamp. Baste the coverings over  1
the padding with the right sides out. Quilt each section on the  i
machine, either in straight lines, squares, or diamonds. Bind the  ~`
straight side of the vamp with binding. Pin vamp to sole, matching __ 

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_ gl  one edge ol the bias binding all around the outer edge of the shoe l
m`   and then stitch by machine. \Vhip other edge of the binding under-
Lefl i' neath the sole, ‘
15 _.  Quilted mattress pad or sile11ce cloth material may be used for
lm — the shoes. One mattress cover for a baby bed will make 5 or 6 pairs
 V ol` shoes and is economical to use. lt does not need to be covered or
lgs ` quilted but is used as it is. Attractive and practical bedroom shoes y
may also be made by crocheting multicolored cotton strips into simple I ~l .
. shoes. rllllff same pattern may be used for this type. {
 A SCORE CARD FOR ENSEMBLE  
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j By judging clothing one learns standards [or clothing selection 1 ·
’ and [or workmanship. The following score card can he used for this l i
 [ ensemble as well as for wash school dresses.
  Score:
  1. suitabiiity .,...,...,..........,........r.,.,........,,................._......... . ..,.....,...............,........,......... 30 l ly
_   To individual ................,...........,.......................,.......,.........................,..... 15 i l
3 To occasion .....................................,......,...r....,..............,........................... 15 {
` II. General appearance .............................................., . .........................,....................... 25 1
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OL i  individuality ....................,.,....,..........l..........................,............................ 8   i
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la! r  Quality of finish ...,...,...,...l.................................r...,................................ 8
id‘  l ADD1`0DTi3lJeness of finish _,_,__,_,,,,,__,,_,,,_.,....,............................... . ....... 8
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 ‘ GOOD GROOMING SCORE CARD  
A:  I. PERSONAL GROOMING Score
Fmifll W 3 Hair clean, glossy; good arrangement ......,...................,........................... 6
;1[l;(;lIllUjl  S Hands clean, soft; nails manicured ..........,.,.........,..................,.................. 6
amiying il   Face clean and well groomed ...............................................,.,.................,.. 6
S]wu[({U—\ I Teeth sparkling and white ............,............................................................... 6 `
D llliiklllg `  Body clean; no body odors ....................,....................................................... 6 `   -
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Hem mc ll. APPAREL
i Appropriate to occasion .......,............,........................................................... 4 t
  Appropriate in color; fit .................................................................................. 4 \
f  Design suitable to material .............................,.........4..................................... 4   I
  Clean, aired and well pressed .........,.....................,......................,................. 4 `
  Buttons and snaps sewed on securely .....................,..............,.... . ..,........ 4 /
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_   Comfortable; appropriate style and color ......,..................,..................l... 4 l g
 I In good repair ..l.,.......................,....................................................................... 3 (
 i Shoes well shined; hose laundered ,....,........,........ . ...................................,.. 3 ` I
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  Becoming ,......................,..................................,.,...............,................................. 7    
com mm  t H&1‘m011y with costume; pleasing coloring .........,,.................................. . 6   `
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I Good posture .............i..,...... . ..............................,.......,........................................ 4 i `
`  g Pleasant attitude ....,.................,........................................................................, 4
union. P  Natural .......,...................,.................,..........,..,i..,................,.,............,i...,..,........,... 4
Q Considerate of others ....,...........,........,..,....,.....4.........4.......,........4.................,. 4
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   SLEEPING OR LOUNGING ENSEDJBLE    
 i 4-H RECORD—SLEEPING AND LOUNGING ENSEMBLES  
 
F Record of____ _ _
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· llttl you have clothing judging in your club?   (
` Total number of garments made during the year for yourself and (
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1 \\rtte a brief story about your work. on the back of this sheet, and
' hand " in with this record to your project leader.
l)l"‘° rr   _,__ _l9~l__M. Signed:___i____
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  .\pproyed:__l_ _ _ 
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V Approved:  
(County extension agent)

 16 EXTENSION Cmcumn N0. 385
STORY I 
Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics; College of Agficulkiii  if
and Home Economics, University of Kentucky. and the United States Department of Gd  {_
culture, cooperating. Thomas P. COOD:=r. Director. Issued in furtherance of the Ac" 9 
May 8 and Junc 30, 1914. ,~  3;
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