This section is from the book "Text-Book On Domestic Art", by Carrie Crane Ingalls. Also available from Amazon: Textbook On Domestic Art: With Illustrations And Drafts.
Material, 4 3/4 yards (without nap) 36 inches wide.
Measurements: Same as 5 or 7 gored skirt pattern.
A nine-gored skirt pattern has a front, back, and three side gores, and is drafted in proportion to the waist and hip measurements with the widths of each in accordance to the prevailing fashion. A moderate draft is here given which can be increased or decreased around the bottom of skirt by adding more or less inches to the original draft, starting from one-third the length from waist line.
Write out the measurements in the following manner, substituting pupil's for model's.
Waist (Model 24 inches.)
Hips (Model 39 inches.)
. . . .(Model 40.....
. ..(Model 42.....