Take the measures as for the child's waist. Then draw a parallelogram as for that waist, with half the bust measure for the base line A, and the front length with two and one-half inches added for the vertical line B, which is drawn as a dotted help line. The horizontal line C is also a dotted help line, while the vertical line D is a cutting line. Measure the side length on the vertical lines B and D, and from these two points draw a dotted help line E. Measure the front length on the vertical lines B and D, and draw a dotted help line F. Measure one-fourth of the bust measure on line A from the left-hand lower rig-lit angle of the parallelogram, and also on line C, and draw a straight dotted help line G.

Take half the back width, and measure on the base line A from the lower right-hand angle of the parallelogram, and draw the vertical help line H. From line C down line D, measure an eighth of an inch, point 1, and one inch and a half on line C and half an inch up, point 2, and connect with a slightly curved line which forms the back neck. From point 2 to the intersection of lines H and F, draw an oblique line; measure the length of the shoulder, point 3. Draw a slightly curved line from this point to the intersection of lines E and H for the back arm scye.

Measure off one inch on line A from the angle of A and D, and draw a help line from the back of the neck to this point. Measure half the shoulder length, point 4. Measure three inches to the left on line A from the angle of lines A and D, and draw a dotted help line I to point 4. Measure three inches along the arm scye from the end of the shoulder line, point 5, and draw a slightly curving line to the help line I, and follow it to line A. This line is the back form.

Girl's Waist.

Add an inch and three-quarters to lines A and C for the back lap, and connect these two points with the cutting line J.