
On the left side of the paper, mark point A
and draw down F1 (center front length) and mark point B
. From B , square right ( F4 / 2 ) and mark point C . From C draw a line parallel to line A  B , equal to F2 (center back length) and mark point D . From D , square left ( F2  F1 ) and mark point E . NOTE: Line D  E must be at least 1/2" even in such cases where the front and the back center lengths are alike. Draw a line from E to A . From D on line D  C , measure down 7 " (17.5 cm) (for the hip depth), and mark point F . Draw a new center back line from E through F equal to F2 (center back length) and mark point G . Draw a line from G to C . Find the center of line A  E , and mark point H . From H on line H  A , measure left 0.5 " (1.25 cm) and mark point I . Find the center of line B  C and mark point J . From J on line J  C , measure right 0.5 " (1.25 cm) and mark point K . Draw the side seam line from I to K . NOTE: The position of the side seam may be changed if desired. The waistline A  E must be reduced by means of darts to the correct waist measurement. Subtract onehalf of F3 (waist) from the measurement of line A  E (which is ( ( F4 / 2 )  ( F1  F2 ) ) ) and note the difference; call it X . Y equals to X / 3. From I , measure left Y ( ( ( ( ( F4 / 2 )  ( F1  F2 ) )  ( F3 / 2 ) ) / 3 ) ) and mark point L . From I , measure right Y ( ( ( ( ( F4 / 2 )  ( F1  F2 ) )  ( F3 / 2 ) ) / 3 ) ) and mark point M . Find the center of line M  E and mark point N . From N measure left and right Y / 2 and mark points O and P . From I measure down 7 " (17.5 cm) and mark point Q . Draw the side dart lines from L to Q , and from M to Q . Draw the back hip line from Q to F . From N , square down to line Q  F and mark point R . Draw the back hip dart lines from O to R , and from P to R . 
 How to cut the tailored skirt pattern. Cut out the front pattern on lines B  A  L  Q  K  B Round off the corner at Q . Notch point Q . Cut out the back pattern on lines G  E  P  R  O  M  Q  K  G . Round off the corner at Q . Notch point Q . How to shape the waistline. NOTE: The waistline must be shaped so that it will be one smooth curve from center front to center back. Place the front and back skirt patterns together so that line L  Q amd M  Q meet. Close the back hip dart so that line O  R and P  R meet. Square guide lines from A and E , at center front and center back. Draw a smoothly curved line for the waistline from points A to E . Cut the patterns on the corrected waistline. 