This section is from the book "Clothing For Women: Selection, Design, Construction", by Laura I. Baldt. Also available from Amazon: Clothing For Women: Selection, Design, Construction.
Fold paper lengthwise
AB equals length to bend of knee (on fold). AG equals one-half AB plus two and three-quarter inches. AD equals one-quarter waist measure plus one-half inch. DE equals two inches.
AF equals one-quarter waist measure plus two inches. FG equals one-half inch. CH equals one-half hip measure.
BI equals one-half waist measure plus two and one-half inches. (This measure may vary according to individual preference. ) GH equals dotted line. HJ equals two and one-half inches.
JK equals three-quarter inch (K at right angles to J). HL equals nine inches.
HKLE equals curve of back. EM equals five inches. MN equals three inches (N at right angles to M). HNG equals curve of front. BO equals desired • depth of ruffle. IP equals desired depth of ruffle. PO equals line for bottom of drawers when ruffle is desired.
Trace lines AG,GNH,HI and IB. Open paper and cut on lines just traced; also AE, ELK, HI and IB.
Fulness at waist line may be fitted out in a dart over hip, as indicated by dotted line RS.
Fig. 61. - Draft of pattern for straight drawers; A, draft; B, pattern opened out.
Circular Drawers (Fig. 62)
Length from waist to bend of knee
Waist - around waist
Hip (over bone in hip, easy measure)