The Practical Corsetiere
A COMPLETE AND PRACTICAL METHOD
on
DESIGNING, PATTERNMAKING AND GRADING
for
Girdles, Corsets, Corselettes, Bandeaux, Brassieres, Inner Belts Health Belts, Maternity and Surgical Corsets
with
Special Measurements for Short and Stylish Stouts
Compiled by
Mme Ruth A. Rosenfeld
Specially Designed for Self-Instruction by
Prof. I. Rosenfeld
Published by
COLLEGE OF DESIGNING
NEW YORK, N. Y.
Copyrighted by ISIDOR ROSENFELD
Entered in the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C., 1933.

The Practical Corsetiere
INDEX
Page No.

Title ...... 1
Index ...... 3
Introduction ... 5
The Problem of Corsetry ... 6
System of Proportions ... 7
System of Height Proportions ... 8-9
System of Width Proportions ... 10
Proportionate Height Scale ... 11
Style Changes for Corsets & Corselettes ... 12
Form Positions and How to Follow Them ... 13
Measurements That We Use and How We Use Them ... 14-15
Tables of Proportions ... 16
How to Simplify Drafting for Model Patterns ... 17
Foundation Outline for Girdle ... 18-19
Two Piece Girdle ... 20-21
Girdle with Elastic Side Insert ... 22-23
Front and Back Panel Girdle or Six Section Girdle ... 24-25
Two Piece Corset ... 26-27
Front and Back Panel Corset or Six Section Corset ... 28-29
Twelve Section Corset ... 30-31
Bandeau Foundation Outline ... 32-33
Complete Bandeau with Uplift ... 34-35
Foundation Outline for Brassiere ... 36-37
Brassiere Complete ... 38-39
Foundation Outline for Foundation Garment ... 40-41
Corselette Foundation and Scanty Pattern ... 42-43
Outline for Section Corselette ... 44-45
Complete Corselette Pattern or Eight Section Corselette ... 46-47
Tight Fitting or Twelve Section Corselette ... 48-49
How to Take Special Measurements ... 50-51
Stylish Stout Foundation Outline with Special Measurements ... 52-53
Stylish Stout Corselette ... 54-55
Short Stout Corselette ... 56-57
Bust Uplifts ... 58-59
Maternity Corset ... 60-61
Inner Belt ... 62-63
Health and Surgical Belt ... 64-65
Surgical Corset ... 66-67
Problem of Grading ... 68
Two Piece Girlde Grading ... 68-69
Panel Girdle Grading ... 70
Bandeau Grading ... 71
Corset Grading ... 72-73
Foundation Garment Grading ... 74-75
Corselette Grading ... 76-77
Brassiere Grading ... 78-79
Modern Method of Style Copying ... 80