finishes, clothing, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Fashion dictates the finishes for clothing as well as the position of the waist line or the length of the skirt. Certain finishes .are always in style, but others have their in and out periods. Hand decoration may be very popular one season, but it may be replaced in the next season by simple self-trims or the line of the garment itself. Plain straight line dresses call for more decoration than dresses which depend for their style on the cut of the garment. The finishes of the garment include the seams and the decoration.
Andrews, Anita, "Successful Finishes" (1930). SDSU Extension Circulars. 296.