The first exercise of the "placket Sampler" is done on one of these quarters.
A placket is an opening in a garment allowing it to be put on.
This is the placket used on dress skirts, petticoats and carefully tailored garments.
Yes, the long narrow strips are for the belt; some are for the placket facings.
The finish of collar, cuffs, girdle and placket are hallmarks of good dressmaking.
Can you tell where to place the two strips for the bands, and for the placket facings?
Gather from the placket to the middle of the front gore, if a skirt, apron, or dress.
There should be a double line of stitching across the bottom of the hem to strengthen the placket.
Put the hemmed bands on the side having the placket and the gusset, and the overhand bands on the side of the nightgown opening.
In finishing the top of an underskirt, many like to dispense with the placket and fitted band.