## FOUNDATION OUTLINE FOR FOUNDATION
GARMENT

LESSON 12
**To begin the foundation outline** for a foundation garment use the regular size 36 measurements as for the bandeau; breast, 36 inches; bust, 40 inches; waist, 30 inches; under
arm length, 8½ inches; and add 39 inches first hip measurement; 41 inches second hip
measurement and length measurement from the waist down, which is 16½ inches for medium length garment. Begin to draft as follows:

**Draw a square line** from 1 to 2 and 1 to 3. From 1 to 2 is the center back and 1 to 3
is the breast line. Then measure from 1 to 4, 8½ inches under arm length; from 4 to 5,
6 inches hip length; from 4 to 6, 9 inches hip length; and from 4 to 2, 16½ inches full length
from waist to bottom of garment.

**Now measure** from 3 to 7, 8½ inches under arm length; from 7 to 8, 6 inches hip
length; from 7 to 9, 9 inches hip length; and from 7 to 10, 16½ inches full length. Draw
a line across from 4 to 7, 5 to 8, 6 to 9 and 2 to 10. Measure from 1 to 11, 4 to 20, 5 to
25 and 2 to 12, 1;/3 of size 36 or 12 inches, and draw a line from 11 to 20 and 25 down to
12. Then measure from 11 to 18, 20 to 22, 25 to 24 and 12 to 19, ¾ inch, and draw a line
from 18 to 22, 24 and 19.

**Now take out at the waist line** from 20 to 21 and 22 to 23, 1 inch each side and connect
21 to 11, 23 to 18 and take out ¼ inch towards X arid draw a line, as shown on diagram.
Then connect lines from waist line to hip from 21 to 24 and 23 to 25, as shown on the diagram.

**Now measure a fitting line at center back** by measuring from 1 to 13, 1¼ inches; from
4 to 14, 2 inches; and from 5 to 15, 1½ inches; and draw lines from 13 to 14, 14 to 15 down
to the bottom at 16.

**Now measure the bust** from 13 to 17, half of 40 inches bust measurement or 20 inches.
Add from 17 to 3, 3 inches, for seams and square a line down from 3 to 7, 8, 9 and 10. As
this lesson is an important outline for all corselettes, remember the various foundation
lines. Remember that the line from 1 to 3 is breast line, from 4 to 7 is waist line and 5
to 8 is regular hip line. The line from 6 to 9 is long hip line and from 2 to 10 is full
length line of the garment.