The other week when I was at the dressmaker's house, she showed me some of her vintage sewing books very similar to Lutterloh, in which you use your measurements and a special tape measure in order to draft an array of patterns. One was called something like Sunburst, and another was called Lisette. I hit up Ebay with these search terms and to my surprise I found an auction for a 1969 Lisette book! I was the only bidder and it's now in my hot little hands.
You use 2 measurements - your bust and hip - to draft various patterns with the help of a special tape measure. I'm not sure that I'll ever get around to trying this; mainly I just love looking at the late 1960's fashions.
Have any of you ever used Lisette?
Enabler alert: I just checked Ebay and there is another Lisette book available... It seems to be identical to mine, published in 1969.