This section is from the book "School Needlework. A Course of Study in Sewing designed for use in Schools", by Olive C. Hapgood. Also available from Amazon: School Needlework: A Course Of Study In Sewing Designed For Use In Schools.
1. Make a dot four inches above H; mark it I.
2. Make a dot six and one-half inches to the left of I and parallel with I; mark it J.
3. Draw a line from I to J.
4. Make a dot four inches exactly above J; mark it K.
5. Draw a line from J to K.
6. Make a dot four inches above I; mark it L.
7. Draw a line from K to L.
Write your name and school at the lower part of each pattern.
Cut each pattern out, on the heavy lines.
Lay the longest side of the front pattern on a lengthwise fold of the cloth, and cut. Fold the selvedges of the cloth together, lay the longest side of the back pattern on the selvedge edge, and cut the two backs at once. With the right sides of the cloth folded together, lay the lower edge of the sleeve pattern on a woof thread of the cloth, and cut two sleeves at once. Lay the narrow edge of the cuff pattern on a woof thread of the cloth, and cut one cuff; cut the other cuff in a similar manner. Baste an inch and a half hem at each side of the opening in the back; baste the side and shoulder-seams together, allowing half-an-inch seam. Try the tier on, make any alterations necessary, and then sew the seams. Make an inch hem at the lower edge. Sew each sleeve together, making a narrow seam. Gather the upper edge of each sleeve, leaving a space of two inches each side of the seam. Gather the lower edge of each sleeve, leaving a space of an inch and a half each side of the seam. Sew the narrow edges of each cuff together. Holding the right sides together stitch the cuffs to the sleeves. Fold the cuffs over, and hem on the wrong side at the stitching. Holding the sleeve towards you, with the upper part of the sleeve marked M (Fig. 108) towards the front, and with the notch at the shoulder- • seam, sew the sleeve in. Bind or face the neck. Make the button-holes, and put on the buttons. If strings are desired make them each three inches wide and three-fourths of a yard long; laying a plait, insert the strings into the side-seams five inches below the arm-scye.