To draft a pattern of a girdle with elastic side section, make the foundation of the first lesson of the girdle and divide the waist line of the foundation from 1 to 4, making 5, and at the bottom from 2 to 8, making 9, and curve at the waist, as usual, from 1 to A to 4. Then make a 3 inch elastic section. Measure from A to 10 and 11, 1½ inches each side, and make bottom of elastic section ½ inch wider than the top. Therefore, measure from 9 to 12 and 9 to 13, 1¾ inches each and connect lines from 10 to 12 and 11 to 13.

Take out the dart in the usual manner. Take out 1½ inches from 10 to 14 and 11 to 15; take out 1 inch from 12 to 18 and 13 to 19; and make the usual curves from 15 to 17 down to 19 and from 14 to 16 down to 18. Allow from 18 to X and 19 to X, ½ inch, and finish at bottom from X to 2 and X to 8. Allow 3/8 inch for each seam.

This lesson is an example of how deductions can be made for any type of garment from each side of the front and back and then worked the same to a side insert or new section which can be applied to a corset or corselette. All that must be remembered is to allow for the necessary seams.

Girdle with Elastic Side Insert