By Jennifer Nelson

Glamour. Cosmo. SELF. Ladies’ domestic magazine. Vogue. In an that has been in a downward spiral for years, those magazines—and different women—focused magazines like them—have not just retained their readership, they’ve elevated it. each month, 5 million-plus ladies peel again the slick disguise in their favourite journal to thumb via pages jam-packed with tidings and suggestion approximately type, attractiveness, intercourse, relationships, weight loss program, healthiness, and way of life. yet do women’s magazines supply priceless details, or do they in basic terms peddle fluff and fantasy—and in both case, do ladies take their messages to heart?

In Airbrushed Nation, Jennifer Nelson—a longtime insider—exposes the bare fact at the back of the sleek pages of women’s magazines, either sturdy and undesirable. Nelson delves deep into the realm of glossies, explaining the ways that those magazines were optimistic for ladies, highlighting the ways that their agendas were faulty, and asking the questions that experience long past unasked: What do girls imagine and think in regards to the retouched photographs, the ever-present intercourse recommendation, the consistent offensive on getting older, and the myth model spreads that includes unaffordable clothes and niknaks? Do the unrealistic advertisements, pictures, and beliefs that permeate glossies harm women’s vanity . . . and is it intentional?

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Qxd hemline After the dots are connected. qxd 2/16/04 9:02 PM Page 38 dart allowance dart allowance front 6" Add allowances for darts at the side seam and center seam. Step 7 – Allow for the Darts Step 8 – Troubleshoot Funny Marks Measure the length and width of the darts on the pants you are copying. Add half the total amounts of the darts to the side seam and half to the center seam. 1 If your pattern looks oddly shaped, don’t panic. Garments can lose their original shape with wear, even after washing or dry cleaning.

9 10 11 12 Stitch the side of the pocket to the side of the pant. Serge the edges of the pocket. If your pants have front pleats, fold and pin them, then trim the top of the pocket to match the top of the pant. ) Edgestitch or stitch in the ditch around the pocket on the top edge, the side edge, and the bottom edge. If you sew the front edge, you’ll close your pocket. 13 Stitch the pocket facing to the pocket. qxd 2/16/04 9:12 PM Page 59 stitch pocket to side of pant edgestitch welt pocket Edgestitch the welt pocket.

Qxd 2/16/04 9:11 PM Page 56 Make the Pocket Behind the Welts for Vertical or Angled Welt Pockets on the Pant Front inside of garment Pull the welt to the inside of the garment. From the wrong side of the pant, pull the welt pieces to the inside. Turn the corner “V” inside and press. Grade any layers, leaving the longer layer toward the outside. 10 Stitch across the ends of the welt, backstitching for security. 11 If you use fashion fabric to make the inner pocket piece, that’s what will show from the outside – a very professional look.

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