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.
Cut two lengths of thirty-six-inch flannel thirty-one inches long. Join both sides, and catch-stitch the seams. Turn a two-inch hem at the bottom, and catch-stitch. In the center of one width, cut a six-inch placket. Turn a hem on the right side of this placket one-half an inch, and on the left one-fourth of an inch wide, and catch-stitch. This hem is stayed on the right side by backstitching in the shape of a right angle, and on the wrong side a bar is worked. This skirt is plaited, and joined, as the pinning blanket is, to an underwaist, which is opened, not in the front, but in the back. With this exception it is like the one used with the pinning blanket.