This section is from the book "Scientific Sewing And Garment Cutting", by Antoinette Van Hoesen Wakeman. Also available from Amazon: Scientific Sewing And Garment Cutting: For Use In Schools And In The Home.
This skirt is of two lengths of thirty-six-inch cambric thirty-four inches long. After these lengths are joined on both sides, a five-inch hem is turned and stitched, and the bottom is finished with lace or embroidery. If a ruffle is desired, one-half the width of the skirt should be allowed for fullness. The skirt is gathered, and of course the gathers are carefully stroked; and it is then sewed to an underwaist, with a bias piece to fell over the seam. The placket is like that of the flannel skirt.