Figure 6-5 gives the sequence of lays for
pressing trouser tops. With the fly open (lay No.
1), draw the left trouser top over the small end of
the buck, having the fly front almost even with
the front edge of the buck. Steam by using the
head and applying light pressure, then dry
thoroughly with the vacuum.
Again place the left trouser top on the small
end of the buck as shown in lay No. 2. The pocket
should be in the center of the buck. Straighten
the pocket and make certain that the outer edge
is even and drawn together. Steam, press, and
dry the lay.
In lay No. 3, the left side pocket is even with
the front edge of the machine and the back center
seam is even with the rear edge of the buck. The
left hip pocket lies in the center of the buck.
Steam the material lightly and pull the pocket
In making lay No. 4, draw the trouser top
over the small end of the buck so that the end of
the buck fits well down into the seat of the
trousers and the back seam is directly in the
center of the buck. Apply steam and light
pressure and vacuum dry.
In making lay Nos. 5, 6, and 7, continue on
around the trouser top, pressing the right side.
These lays are not shown as they correspond
closely to lays 3, 2, and 1.
Figure 6-5.-Lays for pressing trouser tops.