15-5. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
(b) Buttonholes Buttonholes shall be of the eyelet-end taper-bar type worked over gimp. Repair damaged
buttonholes by reshaping enlarged buttonholes before reworking Pull into shape and hand or machine
whip a small reinforcement patch to the underside of the buttonhole Then rework buttonhole through the
(c) Belt loops and drawcord. Replace missing, broken or torn belt loops and drawcords with new parts of
matching size and material Such parts shall be fastened in a like manner to those being replaced and
shall be properly positioned. Material for drawcord shall conform to that listed in Section Ill.
(d) Pockets. Darn or machine patch small rips at corners or broken seams. Inside hanging pockets shall
be repaired by piecing, when required.
(e) Hems. Turn under all frayed hems and stitch in place.
Waistband adjusting straps. Replace missing or damaged waistband straps with new parts of like size
(g) Buckles. Replace missing, broken, or damaged buckles with like buckles in size and type specified in
(6) Resizing. Resize all garments after complete repair and cleaning according to item group schedule of sizes
listed below. When items deviate in size from original marking, obliterate the old marking and print or
stamp the proper size with an indelible pencil or waterproof ink near old size. When the measurements do
not correspond to a size listed, remark items to correspond to the next lowest size. Items with
measurements falling below the lowest measurement in the schedule will not be accepted for remarking.
Refer to appropriate table for measuring and sizing instructions for each garment.
(a) Camouflage Combat Coats (See table 15-8).
Measurements shall be taken with coat buttoned at point in line with pit of armhole, from folded
edge to folded edge. This measurement is one-half actual size.
Length. Measurement shall be taken along center of back from under collar seam to bottom edge of coat.
Sleeve Length. Measure from base of armhole along underarm seam to bottom edge of sleeve.
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