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Directions for Making Aviation Vests published in the Franklin Tribune July 4, 1918

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Aviation Vests

Material—Outside of khaki color sateen, first interlining of outing flannel, second interlining of two layers of lining paper (Witchtex or any good brand), and ling made of used kid gloves.

Cutting Material—All material to be cut from the same pattern with paper linings extending down only as far as separately marked.

Darts—Make three small darts 2 ½ inches long on each front, one at neck, one at arm hole and the other at middle of front edge. Darts on sateen to be stitched on inside and pressed. Darts on all linings to be cut, lapped, and stitched flat.

Binding—Make binding from bias strips of sateen 1 1/3 inches wide.

Pockets—No pockets.

Fastenings—No fastenings.

Kid Glove Lining—Cut light weight wrapping paper same size as pattern. On this arrange the pieces of cleaned kid gloves. Pin to position with edges overlapping about ½ inch and past to paper. Stitch all edges firmly and tear off paper.

To Make—Make darts in sateen. Sew up shoulder and under arm seams and press open. On outing flannel quilt lining papers with long loose stitches with paper double over check and back. Make darts after being quilted. Sew up shoulder and under arm seams and press open. Next to paper place kid glove lining with finished darts. Lap shoulder and under arm and press open. Next to paper place kid glove lining with finished darts. Lap shoulder and under arm seams and stitch seams flat through interlinings. On the outside place the sateen and fasten together by stitching through all the material down middle of back and through shoulder and under arm seams. Trim all edges evenly and over cast firmly. Bind all edges with binding made as described above by first stitching on inside and finished on outside.