National Garment Cutter: system of cutting and fitting
I had promised you all photos of the NGC rulers some time ago and I had every intention of bringing them to you long before now. It was my wish to do so in conjunction with sharing the 'General Instructions' for use of the instruments and some additional thoughts from my own experience in using the system.
I shall be brief for now and at the very least have photos for you. The 'General Instructions' may be had freely from the 1884 edition.
For those who would wish to start making the patterns themselves directly from the books that are publicly available, work from the assumption that the base measurement is 20 inches and then size up from there as that is the rule which is closest to a 1:1 ratio with a normal rule.
I would like to extend a very special thanks to Kathryn for making this system available so I can share it with you all. In due course it is my intention to make the entirety of the system, in all it's sizes, available for use.