TWO PIECE GIRDLE

LESSON 2

To continue and complete the girdle it will be necessary to continue from the first foundation lesson. Draft the foundation as follows:

Take ½ from 1 to 2 on the waist line, making 3. Then take ½ of the bottom from 4 to 5, making 6. Now draw a line from 3 to 6, which is the side seam of the girdle. Com plete the waistline by taking out the dart in the following way: measure from 1 to and if, for instance, the space from 1 to 2 amounts to 17 inches, deduct from 17 inches half of the waist measurement which is 14 inches, leaving an over-amount of 3 inches. Deduct at each side of 3 from 3 to 7 and 3 to 8, ½ inches, and raise ½ inch at 7 and 8 with extension line, as shown on the diagram and finish the waistline from 8 to 1 and 7 to 2. Curve from 7 and 8 down to 9 at the hip line, as shown on the diagram.

Now finish the bottom of the girdle by taking out at least 1 inch of each side, from 6 to 10 and 6 to 11 and connect with a curve, as shown on the diagram, from 9 to 10 and 9 to 11. Lengthen with about ¾ inch the lengths from 10 to 12 and 11 to 13. Connect 13 to 5 and 4 to 12, which will finish the entire girdle ready for use.

Please remember that this girdle is cut without any seam allowance and, therefore, bear in mind that if this girdle is cut of elastic material there is no need for any seam allowance. Otherwise, it is necessary to add ½ inch for seams at the center back and center front.

Two Piece Girdle