When hand tucks are to be used on
children's dresses, they should be very carefully made, and the first one
kept perfectly straight to use as a guide for the others. A good way to do
this is to loosen one thread, not to pull out but sufficiently draw it to
show the straight line, and crease the tuck in this line. After the width
of the tuck and space between each is decided use a notched card as a
measure for all the other tucks.