Note.

A choice should be given between this and the following skirt.

Material: Four yards (without nap) 36 inches wide.

Note 37

Serge, broadcloth, homespun, cashmere, etc.

Measurements: See directions for 5-gored skirt on page 77, taking floor and dress lengths on front, back and both sides.

Before drafting, the proportions for every skirt must be worked out. Some gores are larger than others. The gores become narrower as the number of gores increases, and the relation of the waist and the hips to the bottom of the skirt must be always maintained.

A seven-gored skirt has a front, back and two side gores and the proportions and width around the bottom of the skirt is varied according to the prevailing style. A moderate style is therefore given, and any alteration on the width of gores at waist or hips may be easily done by first narrowing or widening the front and back gores, and putting the balance into the side gores. The waist and hips should never be smaller than measurements taken, and any flare or decrease in width at bottom should be made one-third of the distance below the waist line.

Write measurements in the following order, substituting pupil's for the model:

Waist (Model 24 inches. 12.)

Hips (Model 39 inches, 19 1/2.)

Lengths:

Floor

Dress

Front......

.....(Model 40.......

.....37)

Side.......

.....(Model 42.......

.....39)

Back......

.....(Model 41.......

.....38)

Waist Line

Front 1st Side 2nd Side Back Model........2......3 1/2......3 1/2......3

Hip Line

Model........3......5 1/4......5 1/4......6

Width around bottom, 3 1/2 yards without inverted pleat.