Measurements

Waist Measure. Measurement around the smallest part of the waist.

Hip Measure. Loose measurement around the fullest part of the hips about 6" from the waist line.

Length of Side. Measurement from waist line over hip to the bend in the knee (take rather a short measurement).

Drafting The Pattern

Study carefully the accompanying drawing. The pattern for these drawers is drafted on double paper which is folded along the side of the drawers. When the drawers are cut out, the pattern should be opened and the crease laid parallel with the warp threads of the material. Consider the fold of the paper line AB and draw a line AC at right angles to it.

To locate the top of the side of the drawers, measure down from point A 3" on line AB and locate point L; to locate the top of the front of the drawer leg, measure down 4" from point A on line AB and locate point M; draw a line MN one-fourth of the hip measure; to locate the crotch of the drawer leg, measure down from L two-thirds of the side length and locate point O and draw a line OP parallel with AC, making it equal one-half the hip measure, minus 2".

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To lay out the length of the drawer leg, measure down on line AB from point L the side length and draw a line QR the same length as OP and parallel to it.

To shape the front of the drawer leg, measure in 2" from point P on line OP and locate point S. One inch in from point S on line OP locate point T; draw a line from point N with the yard stick on points N and P within about 2" of point P; curve the line to point P; draw a line from point L to point N.

To Shape The Back

Measure in 1" on line MN and locate point U; with the yard stick on points S and U draw a line from point S up to line AC, locating point V; leave the line dotted where it falls under the front of the leg; curve the lower end of the line off to point P. With the paper folded, cut out the pattern on the heavy outline around points LVNPR and Q; fold back the upper part of the paper on the dotted line between points U and P and cut the back of the drawer leg even with the crease; open the paper and cut out top of front leg on line LN, also the part left uncut between points P and N.

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