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.
AB equals length of gown (from highest point of shoulder to floor). AG equals one-half armhole plus two inches. AD equals four to five inches. AE equals three to four inches.
AG equals width of front plus desired length of sleeve. CH equals one-quarter bust measure plus two inches. HI equals desired depth of sleeve on inside. BJ equals one-quarter width at bottom. HJ equals underarm seam of gown. HK equals CB.
HL equals four-inch line for setting gusset in. HM equals four-inch line for setting gusset in.
Gusset (Fig. 606)
AB equals four inches. AC equals four inches. ABCD equals square.
Straight Drawers (Fig. 61A and B)
Length (from waist to bend of knee)
Waist (around waist)
Hip (over bone in hip, easy measure, four to six inches below waist) ...............................................