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.

Foundation Outline for Foundation Garment