Size 8 Ice Skating/Dance - Ice Skating
2. Back stitch: The back stitch is strong and sometimes substituted for machine stitch. It takes much time. Care must be taken while stitching, since stitching is done on the right side of the fabric. On the wrong side of the fabric the stitch is similar to stem stitch. Stitches should be about 1/8 long on the right side. To make the back stitch, push needle up through the material at a point on the stitching line about 1/8 from its right end. Take a stitch inserting the needle 1/8 back of the thread at the beginning of the stitching line and bringing it out an equal distance in the front of the thread. Repeat this way, keeping stitches uniform in size and fairly firm.
e. Provide matching notches or balance marks if necessary along seams to show which seams are to be joined together. f. Centre front and centre back line should be marked. It is advantageous to cut outward notches at centre front and centre back of pattern pieces because at the time of assembling the garment, notches on collars can be matched to notches on the neck line of garment etc.