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A Handbook of Costume Drawing, 2nd Edition by Georgia Baker

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Chapter 1

The Basic Figure and How Clothes Fit the Body

The Figure

Figure 1.1 This diagram shows a method of arriving at correct proportions for the human figure using a rectangle to show proportions of the width and length of the figure.

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Figure 1.2 A correctly proportioned male and female figure using the specifications established in Figure 1.1. The hip hits at the center line of the rectangle, line #3. Line #2 is the center line of the chest or bustline. Line #4 is at the knee.

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Figure 1.3 a. One-half of each the male and female figures without ...

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