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. Place the narrow side of a sheet of drafting-paper horizontally in front of you.
2. Write your name and school five inches from the left-hand side of the paper and five inches above the lower edge. Under the name of the school, put in a column the words, waist measure, leg measure and knee measure.
3. Take the waist measure tightly, and record it.
4. Take the leg measure from the side of the waist to the side of the knee, and record it.
5. Take the measure around the knee, and record it.
6. Make a dot one inch from the left-hand side of the paper, and two inches above the lower edge; mark it A (Fig. 109).
7. From dot A draw an oblong (having the longest side vertical) four inches longer than the leg measure, and four inches wider than half the waist measure.
8. Mark the perpendicular line at left I; the upper horizontal line 2; the perpendicular line at right J; the lower horizontal line 4.
9. Make a dot on line I, four inches below the junction of lines I and 2; mark it B.
10. Find half the waist measure, and make a dot on line 2 this distance from the junction of lines I and 2; mark it C.
11. Make a dot one inch to the left of C; mark it D.
12. Make a dot two inches exactly below D; mark it E.
13. Draw a line from D to C; mark it 5.
14. Draw a line from B to E; mark it 6.
15. Find half the leg measure, and make a clot on line J this distance from the junction of lines 3 and 4; mark it F.
16. Make a dot on line 4., from A, two inches more than half the knee measure; mark it G.
17. Draw a light dash-line from C to F.
18. Draw an outward-curving line from C to F, allowing one-inch curve at the middle; mark it 7. Erase the dash-line.
19. Draw a light dash-line from E to F
20. Draw an inward-curving line from E to F, allowing half-an-inch curve at the middle; mark it 8. Erase the dash-line.
Fig. 109. - Drawers,
21. Draw a light dash-line from F to G.
22. Draw an inward-curving line from F to G, allowing a two inch curve at the middle; mark it 9. Erase the dash-line.
23. Fold the paper under on line 4, for the hem.
24. Without unfolding the hem, cut the pattern on the outside lines. Trace lines 6 and 8.
Fold the cloth lengthwise, the width of the pattern from one of the edges, and pin the thicknesses of cloth together. Unfold the hem, and lay the longest side of the pattern on the fold, with the lower edge at the raw edge of the cloth. Pin the pattern on, and trace lines 6 and 8. Cut both thicknesses of cloth at the edges of the pattern, and remove the pattern; then cut the upper fold of cloth on the traced lines, this is for the front. Cut the other leg by laying the leg already cut on the cloth, right sides together, and the lower edge on a woof thread of the cloth. Cut a binding lengthwise of the cloth, having it three inches wide and the length of the waist measure, allowing one inch for lapping at each opening. They may be made to open in the back or at the side. When tucks are to be made, allowance must be made for them before cutting the cloth. If open drawers are desired, face the upper portions of the legs; otherwise make them according to the directions on page 139. To avoid fulness at the waist, the gathers can be put into a yoke.