## BANDEAU FOUNDATION OUTLINE

LESSON 8
**To begin the bandeau foundation outline** it will be necessary to place before us a set
of measurements that will, this time, differ from the measurements used for the girdle or
corset because the bandeau is a garment covering the body from the breast and bust to the
waist. Therefore, see instructions on how to take measurements- for bandeaux and use the
following measurements for size 36:

Breast ............. 36 inches
Bust ............... 40 inches
Waist .............. 30 inches
Under arm length ... 8½ inches |

**Now begin to draft**. Draw a square line from 1 to 2 and 1 to 3. Make sure the line
from 1 to 3 is in perfect square with the line from 1 to 2. Measure from 1 to 2, 8½ inches
under arm length. Then measure from 3 to 4, also 8½ inches, and draw a line from 2 to
4. Remember that the line from 1 to 2 is the center back, the line from 1 to 3 is the breast
and bust line and the line from 2 to 4 is the waist line.

**Now measure** from 1 to 5 and 2 to 6, 1/3 of 36 or 12 inches, and draw a line from 5
to 6. Measure from 5 to 7 and 5 to 8, ¾ inch, and measure from 6 to 9 and 6 to 10,
also ¾ inch. Draw lines from 7 to 9 and 8 to 10. Take out from 10 to 19 and 9 to 20,
¾ inch. Connect a line from 20 to 7 and. 19 to 8, as shown on diagram, which will finish
the side seam.

**Measure from 1 to 11**, 1¼ inches, and from 2 to 12, 2 inches, and draw a line from 11
to 12 which is the tight fitting line at the center back. Now measure from 11 to 21, ½ of
bust measurement, which amounts to 20 inches for 40 inches bust measurement, and allow
from 21 to 3, 3 inches for seams. Then draw a line from 3 to 4 making a center front for
the bandeau foundation.

**Now, take half of space** between 11 and 12, making 13, and half of space between 7 and
20, making 15. Connect a line from 13 to 15. Take half of space between 15 and 20, making
17, and cross a line from 17 to 16. Measure from 13 to 18, 1½ inches, and connect 16 to
18, which will finish the back part of the bandeau. To complete the front length of bandeau, draw a line from 17 to 4. This completes the foundation lines for the bandeau which
will be repeated to enable us to finish the entire bandeau pattern.