Welcome to my blog about Home Arts Needlecraft Magazine! I "discovered" this publication about 2 years ago and fell in love with it to the extent that I had to start collecting issues as I ran across them. The magazine began publication with its September, 1909 premier issue, and continued through March, 1941. It has been interesting to follow the changes through the 30 plus years the magazine was published. It is a great source for needlework, fashion, recipes and short stories. Through my journey of sharing my issues online, I hope to discover a pattern of what was popular in different forms of needlecraft over the 3 decades. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I am (so far!) enjoying posting articles and projects from the issues. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fashion's Latest Models

(January, 1912)
page 3

Stylish Gown
Costumes that are dressy enough for occasions where a plain gown would not be appropriate, yet simple enough for general informal wear are always an addition to the wardrobe of the well gowned woman.

Such a toilet is shown in illustration No. 5663, and No, 5677, which is a clever combination of a waist-and-skirt pattern.
In the waist No. 5663, we have more than one of the reigning-style features exemplified.  The body and upper part of the sleeves are in one, which ensures easy fashioning.  The waist may be made with or without the revers, and with standing or rolling collar, as the pattern provides for both styles.

Made with revers and rolling collar, all the dressy features of the costume are brought out.  The collar is inset with insertion, and the band cuffs correspond.

The skirt, No. 5677, is in the popular panel-effect.  It is made with six gores and has high Empire waistline.  The pattern is perforated for regulation waistline, so whichever style is preferred may be employed.

Cashmere, challis, or albatross would be nice for a gown of this type.  Having the revers of striped satin would be effective.  Wash-goods would also develop the idea nicely.

The waist-pattern, No. 5663, is cut in sizes from 32 to 44 inches bust measure.  To make the waist in the medium size will require 2 1/8 yards of 36-inch material, 1 7/8 yards of insertion, and ½ yard of contrasting goods.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

The skirt-pattern, No. 5677, is cut in sizes from 22 to 30 inches waist measure.  To make the skirt in the medium size will require 4 yards of 36-inch material.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

Dressy Waist
One of the newest things in costume-waists is the draped model, which lends itself so admirably to the soft, clinging materials now declared smart by fashion authorities.

In illustration No. 5676. We show a clever idea in draped waists.  It is suitable for part of a costume, or for separate use.  The revers and pointed turnback cuffs are attractive features.  This waist may be made with long or short sleeves, and the revers may e omitted if desired.

No daintier or more simply made blouse could be imagined.  The back is in one piece, and the closing is on the left side-front.

Messaline satin is an excellent requirement for a costume waist of this nature, as no fabric is so well suited for draping purposes.  Striped satin revers and cuffs give a classy appearance, and a crushed satin girdle and butterfly bow lends artistic completion.

The pattern No 5676 is cut in sizes from 32 to 42 inches bust measure.  To make the waist in the medium size will require 3 7/8 yards of 24-inch satin, with 5/8 of a yard of contrasting material for trimming.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

Simple Dancing Frock
This is just the season of the year when parties, entertainments, and dances make demands upon a woman’s wardrobe.  One does not wish to wear the same evening gown to all affairs, and yet to have a new frock for every occasion would make an exhorbitant inroad into one’s pocketbook.  For this reason a simple, inexpensive gown is desirable.  It admits of more than one purchase in a season and then, too, being conservative, it can be worn frequently without becoming conspicuous.

A dress of this type is given in design No. 5683. This simple gown is both fascinating and stylish.  Its very simplicity is a distinctive feature.  The full blouse is cut in modified kimono=style, with body and sleeves in one.  A band of embroidery trims the round, collarless neck, and finishes the short sleeves.

The stylish Empire skirt is in three pieces.  It has the long, slender lines ordained by prevailing fashion, yet sufficient fullness to make dancing a pleasure.  The dress closes invisibly at back.

A charming dancing-frock, carrying out the idea cleverly, can be made of silk mull, marquisette, or Japanese silk.  Any of these fabrics can be obtained inexpensively, and are more suitable for the design than costly satins and chiffons.  A band of satin makes a beautiful trimming for the lower edge of the skirt.

The pattern, No. 5683, is cut in sizes from 32 to 42 inches bust measure.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 4 1/8 yards of 36-inch material.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

Ladies’ Empire Dress
The popular Empire dress continues a favorite, probably because no style is so generally becoming.  The long, slim lines of the Empire skirt emphasize the youthful lines of the wearer, and as it is the object of every woman to appear young and graceful, they have taken up this style with enthusiasm.

In design No. 5658 we present an attractive Empire dress.  The waist is a beauty, showing as it does the latest word in blouse fashions.  The front has the flaring Directoire revers extending from the shoulder almost to the belt-line.  The chemisette is removable, which admits of more than one yoke and collar being worn.  The snugly set-in sleeves are three-quarter length, and are finished with a chic turnback cuff.  The revers and cuffs are trimmed with tiny buttons.

The skirt is a three-piece model made along the regulation Empire lines.  The smart panel back is a feature.  This panel is stitched partly down the length, but hangs loose a little above the bottom.  The skirt closes in front, and the six buttons used for fastening afford an additional trim to the costume.

A stylish dress, after this model, is made up of navy-blue serge.  The revers and cuffs are satin of a trifle lighter shade.  The buttons are of velvet.  The chemisette of all-over lace, gives a dressy touch.

The pattern, No. 5658, is cut in sizes from 32 to 42 inches bust measure.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 5 7/8 yards of 36-inch material, ¾  of a yard of 24-inch satin, and 5/8 of a yard of 18-inch allover.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

Pretty Wash-Dress
The smart combination of waist and skirt shown in illustration No. 5359 and No. 5028 presents a pleasing dress, that will be pretty made up in wash-material.

While it is by no means a fancy dress, it has characteristics that take it out of the plain class, and give a touch of distinction.  The waist is made with body-section and upper part of sleeves in one, in peasant blouse-style.  There is a yoke set in, in fancy effect and outlined with insertion.  The sleeves are three-quarter length, and  have an allover cuff matching the yoke and collar.  The waist closes in the back.

The skirt is a seven-gored model, trimmed with a bias fold at bottom.  This fold may be of contrasting material.  The skirt fits smoothly over the hips, yet has enough fullness to give convenient swing in walking.

This dress should be made up of chambray, madras, or linen, or any of the pretty wash-fabrics in vogue.  Pale-blue chambray would be dainty with the bottom fold of blue-and-white checked gingham, or the entire dress could be of plaid or checked madras, with the fold of plain goods.  Either would develop a pretty costume that would be attractive, yet inexpensive.

The waist-pattern, No 5359, is cut in sizes from 32 to 42 inches bust measure.  To make the waist in the medium size will require 2 7/8 yards of 27-inch material, ½ yard of 18-inch allover, and 2 yards of insertion.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.
The skirt-pattern, No. 5028, is cut in sizes from 22 to 34 inches waist measure.  To make the skirt in the medium size will require 7 ¼ yards of 27-inch material, with 2 yards of contrasting goods.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.
One of the newest things in jabots is the frill of maline, in which a plaited piece of the material about twelve inches long is caught together in the center with a strip of the same, and pinned at the collar, forming a semicircular or spreading, fan-shaped jabot.  Another, of marquisette, has the lower edges graduated by being cut obliquely, and is decorated with insertion and edging of narrow Vanenciennes or Cluny lace, in which a touch of color is often introduced.

No comments:

Post a Comment