**To make the surgical corset draft** take measurements the same way as for the health
and inner belt. Then begin to draft as follows: Draw lines as usual from 1 to 2 and 1
to 3. The line from 1 to 2 is the waist line and from 1 to 3 is the front line of the corset.
Measure from 1 to 4 half of waist measurement or 22 inches and from 4 to 2 allow 3 inches
for darts. Raise 2 inches from 2 to 5 and 3 inches from 5 to 12. Divide the space between
2 and 1, making 6, and connect a line from 5 to 6 and then raise from 6 to 13, 3 inches,
and connect 12 to 13, which is the back raise for the surgical corset.

**Measure hip line**, as usual, from 1 to 7, 6 inches, and 1 to 8, second hip line 9 inches.
From 1 to 3 is 12 inches length of corset. Now measure the same space at the back from
5 to 9, 6 inches first hip, and from 5 to 10, 9 inches second hip length. Then measure from
5 to 11, 12 inches full length and connect lines from 7 to 9, 8 to 10 and 3 to 11.

**Now make side seam.** Divide the space between 3 and 11, making 14, and connect line
from 14 to 6 to 13. Take out each side of 6 to 19 and 20, 1 inch, and connect 19 and 20.
with curve down to 23, hip line. Raise curve from 20 to 21 and 19 to 22 in the manner
shown on diagram.

**Now make front part.** Measure from 1 to 16, 1/12 of hip or 3½ inches for this type
of large waist measurement and connect with a curved line from 16 down to the bottom at
3. Take out from 16 to 15, ¾ inch, and curve from 15 to 17 down to 18, as shown on diagram. Now divide into equal parts the space from 16 to 22, making 24, and from 14 to
18, making 25, and connect line from 24 to 25. Take out from each side of 24 to 26 and 27,
¼ inch, and curve down to 44. For low front, raise from 1 to X, ¾ inch, and curve from
X to 15, 16 to 27 and from 26 up to 22. 26 and 27 are raised up from regular waist line
with ¾ inch. 19 and 22 are raised up 3 inches at the side. If a high front is desired
for this surgical corset, allow from 1 to A, 1½ inches; and 15 to B, 1 inch; 16 to C, 1
inch, and at 26 and 27 from the straight waist line raise 1 inch to D and E. Then curve from
A to B, C to D and E to 22, which makes it a high front surgical corset.

**Now finish the bottom side seam** by taking out each side of 14 to 40 and 41, ½ inch, and
curve up to hip line. Now finish the bottom of the front by curving from the second hip
line from 18, 42, 25 to 41, as shown on diagram. Now make the front overlapping parts
which are illustrated on the diagram. Remember the following:

**The front panel is cut out** from A to B down to 17 and 18 and from A to 7 and 8.
The balance or bottom of the front panel is not required. The inner two sections of the
front are cut out from C to D down to 25 and from C to 17 to 42 and from 42 to 25.

**The second inner section** is cut out from E to 22 down to 23 and 41, then from E to
44 down to 25. This means that these 2 parts of this surgical corset are to be used as
they are and, in addition to that, an overlapping section is required that is called the apron section, which is made as follows: Measure the space from 19 to 28, 2 inches, 19 being
the waist line. Curve from 28 to 17 to the front panel at first hip line. To cut out the
pattern for this part, trace or copy the pattern from 28 to 29 to 17, from 17 to 42, 42 to
25, 25 to 41 and 41 to 23 and 28.

**In order to finish the entire front part,** oopy the piece that is made from elastic banding which you will note on the illustration. Copy from 7 to 17, 17 to 42 and from 7 to 8 and
42. Cut out the part from 7 to 8 on the fold of the material because there is no seam required at the center front.

**Now finish the back part.** Divide the space from 12 to 13, equally, making 31 at the
top line. Then divide the space at the bottom from 11 to 41, making 32, and draw a line
from 31 to 32. Take out each side of 30 which is at the waist line to 33 and 34, ½ inch,
and curve from 33 to 34 down to the hip at 37. Raise curves from 33 to 36 and 34 to 35, as
shown on diagram. Take out each side of 32 to 38 and 39, ½ inch, and curve up to hip,
as shown on diagram. Now finish the curves at the top from 21 to 35 and 36 to 12. Cut
out patterns as usual and allow for all seams except at the center front where no seam is required.