STYLISH STOUT CORSELETTE

LESSON 19

Now complete the stylish stout corselette. Before going any further remember that it is necessary to complete the fundamental outline in this lesson by the special measurements outlined before. We shall now continue to finish the garment in the same manner as explained in previous lessons.

Remember that we are working on a 44 inch breast measurement or size 44. We shall now begin to prepare the tight fiting back of the corselette, following the diagram on the opposite page. Measure from 2 to 5, 1/12 of size 44 amounting to 35/8 inches; and from 1 to 6, 1 inch more amounting to 45/8inches; and measure from 3 to 7, ½ inch more than from 2 to 5 amounting to 41/8 inches. Now draw a line from 6 to 5, 5 to 7 down to 8.

Now make the inner back part by taking out from 5 to 9, 4 inch, and connect a line from 6 to 9 and from 9 to 7, and then allow at the bottom from 8 to 10, ¾ inch, and connect with a curve from 7 to 10, as shown on diagram.

Now begin the side seam. Take out from 11 to 12 and 13 to 14, ¾ inch, and draw a line from 12 to 14. Now take out from 15 to 16, ½ inch, and from 17 to 18, ¾ inch, and connect 16 to 12 and 18 to 11. Connect for hip line from 16 to 19 and 18 to 20 and curve the hip from 16 to 19 down to 21 and from 18 to 20 down to 22, as shown on diagram. From 13 to 21 is ¼ inch and from 14 to 22 is ½ inch.

Now prepare the bust effect. Measure from 26 to 31, 1/8 of 44 amounting to 5½ inches, and the same amount from 29 to 32. Then draw a line from 31 to 32. Now measure from 28 to 30, for long waist line, 1 inch, and draw a line from 18 out to 30. Now take out from 33 to 35, 2 inch, and from 33 to 36, 1 inch. Take half of amount between 31 and 33, making 34, and connect for the dart from 35 and 36 to 34, as shown on diagram. Then curve for bust effect, as shown on diagram, from 31 to 38 and 34 down to 36. Connect with a straight line from 35 to 32 and square a line across from 33 to 36 and also square a line down from 36 to 37, as shown on diagram.

Now finish the top front by curving from 25 to 31 and from 31 to 23. This will complete the entire pattern with all seams allowed.

To cut out this pattern trace all parts on a separate sheet of paper as follows: Begin with the center back and trace from 1 to 2, 3 down to 4. Then from 1 to 6, 6 to 5, 7 and 8. Now trace off on a separate sheet of paper the inner part of the back, from 6 to 9 down to 10 and from 6 to X, 16, 19 down to 21. Now trace on a separate sheet of paper the inner front part from 23, 18, 20 down to 22 and from 23 to 31, 38, 34, 36 down to 37. Now trace on a separate sheet, of paper the edge of front from 31, 34, 35 to 32 and from 31 to 25, 28 and 39 across to 40 across to 32.

Stylish Stout Corselette