Figure 6-8.-Lays 7, 11, and 13 for pressing uniform coats.
being worn. Distribute the extra fullness over the
length of the collar and steam freely.
In lay No. 4, place the right front of the coat
at an angle to bring out the chest. Never stretch
the front of the coat; gather in the front slightly
and shrink it to the proper length. Steam well
before applying pressure, then vacuum dry.
See that the pocket is smooth. Move the coat
forward on the buck for lay No. 5. The small end
of the buck fits into the chest about 1 inch below
the armhole pit and within 2 or 3 inches of the
side seam. Any fullness on the dart seam should
be taken in between the pocket and the armhole
In lay No. 6, place the right half of the back
on the buck so that the lay is about 1 inch from
the right armhole and about 2 inches below the
collar. The side seam slants in from the armhole;
the bottom of the seam is about 4 inches from the
front edge of the buck.
The center seam in the back of the coat
should be placed in the center line of the buck for
lay No. 7 (fig. 6-8). See that the bottom edge of
the under collar is placed even with the edge of
the buck. Any fullness in the center seam
between the shoulders should be taken in.
Continue on around the coat, making lay No.
8 (left half of coat back), lay No. 9 (left side and
pocket), and lay No. 10 (left front edge) to
correspond to lays 6, 5, and 4.
Place the right facing of the coat fronton the
buck, facing up as shown in lay No. 11. This lay
takes in the coat edge from the bottom of the coat