OUTLINE FOR SECTION CORSELETTE

LESSON 14

To begin the section corselette foundation use the same foundation outline as explained in the first lesson on the foundation garment. Now continue as follows: Add ¾ inch on the front waist line from 6 to 25 and draw a line from 0 to 25 down to 7, 8 and 9, as shown on diagram. Lower the back by measuring from 1 to 16 and 10 to 17, 1½ inches below the breast line, and connect a line from 16 to 17. Measure from 13 to 20 on the waist line 1/12 of size 36 or 3 inches. Measure on hip line from 14 to 21, 3½ inches, and on the top line from 18 to 19, 4 inches. Now draw a lire from 19 to 20, 20 to 21 down to 22. This will complete the center back part section.

Now begin the inner section of the back. Measure from 20 to 23, ¾ inch, and con nect with a straight line from 23 down to 21, the hip line. Connect 23 up to 19, the top line, with a slight curve, as shown on diagram. With this lesson we shall continue to the next lesson for a complete corselette pattern. This lesson shall, therefore, be remembered step by step, as it is the first foundation line for a corselette.

To draft a pattern for a different size corselette, look up the table of proportions for any size desired and follow the same routine in drafting. If, for instance, a size 40 pattern is desired, look for complete measurements for size 40 which are bust 44 inches, waist 30 inches, first hip 41 inches, second hip 43 inches, under arm length 8½ inches and length of corselette from waist down to bottom as long as you desire to make it. Then draw your outlines in the same manner as explained in the first outline of the foundation lesson.

Draw lines, as usual, from 1 to 0 or 1 to 2 and measure the usual way from 1 to 3, 8½ inches under arm length; from 3 to 4, 6 inches first hip length; from 3 to 5, 9 inches second hip length; and from 3 to 2, 16½ inches full length. Cross lines, as usual, and now measure from 1 to 10 and 2 to 11, 1/3 of 40 or 13-1/3 inches, and draw a line from 10 to 11. Then measure the usual space from 1 to 12, 1¼ inch; 3 to 13, 2 inches; 4 to 14, 1½ inches; and connect lines from 12 to 13, 14 down to 15.

Now measure for tight fitting center back from 13 to 20, 1/12 of size 40 or 33/8 inches; from 14 to 21 add ½ inch more or 37/8 inches; from 18 to 19 measure 43/8 inches or 2 inch more than from 14 to 21, and then connect lines from 19 to 20, 21 down to 22. Continue further as you would draft a size 36, with the exception that as this size bust is 44 inches, you measure from 12 to 24, half of 44 or 22 inches. From 24 to 0 allow 3 inches for seams, as usual. Then draw a line from 0 to 6 and extend from 6 to 25, ¾ inch, and draw a line down from 0 to 25 down to 7, 8 and 9. This is about the only difference from one size to another, as the continuation in drafting is otherwise the same as in size 36.

Outline for Section Corselette