They may be purchased at most art supplystores.9.
An unstarched, unbleached muslin isused for muslin proofs for most garments.This may be purchased by the bolt at asaving. The weight and texture varies withgarments being designed.10.
A white, tough paper, suchas that used in bakeries may be used forpreliminary patterns in manufacturing plantsand for even the final patterns in customstudios. This comes by the roll in varyingwidths at paper supply houses. It is best to use paper not toodeeply colored because pencil marks do not show up as well.About a 150 lb. weight cardboard, purchased in sheets or rolls,is used for blocks and the final pattern "markers" in most firms.Such patterns would be used repeatedly.11.
The tailor's square is purchased at tailorsupply houses. It is most useful when drafting thebasic block patterns from measurements. It hasvarying units of measurement, such as fifths, sixths,thirds, as well as the normal measurements of aninch found in an ordinary ruler.12.
It is wise to purchasea good tapeline. Cheaper onesmay stretch or shrink. Some areeven inaccurately marked. It isalso wise to check all your measuring instrumentsbefore starting to work out the problems presented in this text.As the flexible tapeline is used to measure a figure or a modelform and the square and ruler are used to locate similarmeasurements when completing the pattern, discrepancieswould lead to disappointing results.13.
This tool is constantly in useby tailors, and it proves useful at the dressdesigner's table when establishing curves of revers, or when adding flares to gored skirtsections. It is marked for inches andfractional parts of an inch as a ruler wouldbe.