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!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pretty and Easy-to-Make Garments

January, 1912
page 11
Girls’ Sailor- or Middy-Dress
     No more popular style of dress has ever been designed than the sailor-dress, a splendid model of which is illustrated in No. 5674.
     This jaunty little costume will give much service to the young miss, and for a school-dress no nicer style could be selected.
     The blouse is made in regulation Peter Thompson style, with a yoke and large, square sailor-collar, trimmed with parallel rows of white braid.  An embroidered anchor and jaunty silk tie add an effective touch.  The sleeves are plaited at the cuffs.
     The shield is attached to an underwaist, to which the skirt is also attached.  The collar is finished with rows fo white braid.  The extra-full side-plaited skirt has a box plait in front, and is finished with a deep hem.
     The blouse may be worn either inside or outside of skirt.
     Serge in navy-blue, with white yoke and collar, or in black, with red collar and trimming, would be appropriate.  For a wash-dress galatea is a good suggestion.
     The pattern, No. 5674, is cut in sizes from girls from 6 to 12 years.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 3 5/8 yards of 36-inch material, or 3 1/8 yards of 44-inch goods.  Four and one-half yards of braid are also needed.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.
Boy’s Russian Suit
     No style of garment for the small boy is so becoming as the Russian suite, a type out of the ordinary being presented in No. 2232.
     The blouse is longer than the regulation-style, and is cut to close at side, being slipped on coat-fashion.  Collar, cuffs, and belt are made of contrasting material, a band of the same extending from the neck-band along the shoulder to join left side trim.
     The trousers are of the usual knickerbocker-type, and show a becoming fullness.
     This little suit can be made of serge, cheviot or any of the soft woolen materials.  For a wash-suit chambray, linen, or pique can be utilized.
     The pattern, No 2232, is cut in sizes for boys 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 years of age.  To make the suit in the medium size will require 3 yards of 27-inch, or 1 5/8 yards of 54-inch material.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

Misses’ Dress
     For the young girl, the simpler styles of dress are more becoming, as these emphasize the wearer’s youthfulness and charm.
     A pretty dress of this type is shown in illustration No. 5662, which presents a costume with body and sleeves cut in one kimono-fashion, and a four-gored skirt closing at left side.
     The waist is perfectly plain, and is trimmed around the neck and down the front with a band of braid.  The cuffs are likewise trimmed.
     The skirt hangs in graceful, slender lines, and is attached to waist by a narrow belt.
     Linen, chambray, or madras are suitable materials, and either braid or bandings of contrasting goods can be used for trimming.
     The pattern, No. 5662, is cut in sizes for 14, 16 and 18 years.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 6 yards of 27-inch goods, 4 ¼ yards of 36-inch, and 3 3 3/8 yards of 50-inch material.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

 Children’s One-Piece Dress
     This simple little garment, illustration No. 4971, is an innovation in one-piece frocks.
     It is so easy to make, and so easy to launder that its appeal to mothers of small girls will prove irresistible.
     The little dress is made to be slipped on over the head, and closing being on the left side.  The garment has a round neck, and loose, kimono sleeves.  A belt holds the frock in position.
     This garment may be used as an apron to be worn over the dress for play or school,, The simplicity of this style makes various developments possible; as, if desired, embroidery trimming might be applied to front, belt, yoke-outline, and sleeve-edge.
     The design is excellent for serge, Henrietta, linen, or galatea.  For plainer style, gingham, madras, or percale may be used.
     The pattern, No. 4971, is cut in sizes for from 2 to 10 years.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 1 7/8 yards of 36- or 44-inch material.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.


Dainty School-Dress
     A pretty school-frock for the little girl is presented in design No. 5668.  It can be made with long or short sleeves, and is suitable for development in either woolen or cotton materials.
     It is a simple, practical little garment, yet is as tasty as could be desired for general wear.
     The dress is an excellent adaptation of the ever popular Gibson-style.  The plaits extend over the shoulders, running to the waistline, both front and back.
     The plain skirt is shirred on to the waist, and is finished with a hem.  There is an applied yoke, with braid trimming.  A sailor-tie gives a dainty finishing touch.  The three-quarter-length sleeves are completed with a narrow band-cuff.
     The pattern, No. 5668, is cut in sizes for 6, 8, 10 and 12 years.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 3 ½ yards of 27-inch, 2 5/8 yards of 36-inch, and 2 ¼ yards of 44-inch material, ½ yard of contrasting goods for yoke and collar, and 2 5/8 yards of braid.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

 Children’s Yoke Dress
     For the baby-girl, the plainer the little dress, the sweeter the tiny miss.  A cunning little frock is shown in illustration No. 5300, suited for a child from 6 months to 5 years old.
     A dainty little yoke has the body of the garment gathered, or with fullness at both back and front.  The yoke is bordered with a band of insertion.  Insertion is also run around the bottom of the dress, above the hem.
     The bishop sleeves are full-length, and are completed with a band or cuff of insertion of which the little collar is also made.
     Cambric, lawn, or batiste are suitable for the development of this frock.
     The pattern, No. 5300, is cut in sizes for ½, 1, 3 and 5 years.  For a little girl of three years it will require 2 7/8 yards of 27-inch material, or 2 yards of 36-inch goods.  Two and one-quarter yards of insertion is needed.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

Girls’ Two-piece Dress
     One of the daintiest of the new models for the girl from 3 to 10 years is displayed in No. 4177.
     This little frock is simplicity personified, as it is cut in tow pieces, and is made to slip on over the head.  It closes at sides in envelope fashion.
     The dress is full plaited back and front.  The square Dutch neck is outlined with embroidery, and the same is used on belt.  The short sleeves are full, and are finished with a tiny ruffle of lace.
     The model is an excellent one for linen, lawn, Swiss batiste, chambray, and other similar fabrics.
     The pattern, No. 4177, is cut in sizes for girls 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 years old.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 3 ¼ yards of 27-inch material, 2 ½ yards of 36-, and 2 yards of 44-inch goods.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

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