Take a piece of paper sixteen inches long and twenty inches wide.

1. Place the long side of the paper horizontally in front of you.

2. Write your name and school three inches from the left-hand side of the paper, and eight inches above the lower edge. Under the name of the school, put in a a column the words, waist measure, bust measure, length from tape to back of neck, length from tape to waist, length of shoulder.

3. Take the waist measure, and record it.

4. Take the bust measure by putting the tape-measure around the body close under the arms; pin the ends together at the middle of the chest. Record this measure, leaving the tape still in position.

5. Measure from tape to the bone in the back of the neck, and record it.

6. Measure from tape to waist, and record it.

7. Measure the length of shoulder, and record it.

8. Draw a horizontal dash-line nine inches above the lower edge of the paper; mark it I (Fig. 110).

9. Draw a vertical line two inches from the left-hand edge of the paper; mark it 2.

10. Draw a vertical dash-line one inch to the right of line 2; mark it 3. This allows for the hem.

11. Find one-half of the bust measure, and at this distance from line 3 draw a vertical line; mark it 4.

12. Bisect the distance between lines 3 and 4, and halfan-inch to the left of the middle draw a vertical dash-line; mark it 5.

13. Draw a horizontal dash-line from line 3 to line 4, as many inches above line I, as is the measure "from tape to neck"; mark it 6.

14. Draw a horizontal dash-line from line 3 to line 4, as far below line I, as the measure "from tape to waist"; mark it 7.

Fig. 110. - Child's waist.

15. Draw a horizontal line two inches below line 7; mark it 8.

Back.

Neck

1. Make a dot one and one-half inches to the right of line 3, and one-fourth of an inch above line 6; mark it A.

2. Make a dot at the junction of lines 3 and 6; mark it B.

3. Draw a slightly curved line from A to B (see Fig. 110).

Shoulder

1. Draw a horizontal dash-line from line 3 to line 5, one and one-half inches below line 6; mark it 9.

2. Place the end of the ruler on A, and, bringing the shoulder measurement to meet line 9, make a dot; mark it C.

3. Draw a straight line from A to C.

Arm-Scye

1. Make a dot half-an-inch below line I, on line 5; mark it D.

2. Draw a curved line from C to D (see Fig. 110).

Front.

Neck

1. Make a dot two and one-fourth inches to the left of line 4, and one inch above line 6; mark it E.

2. On line 4 make a dot one and one-half inches below line 6; mark it F.

3. Draw a curved line from E to F (see Fig. 110).

Shoulder

1. Place the end of the ruler on E, and, bringing the shoulder measurement to meet line 6, make a dot; mark it G.

2. Draw a straight line from E to G.

Arm-Scye

To complete the arm-scye, draw a curved line from G to D (see shape in Fig. 110).