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!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Picturesque Styles for the Junior

1912, November, Page 14

Delightfully Quaint
Styles for the young girl follow closely the lines set for those of older woman, but in all of them there is that element of simplicity that should ever be a part of the smart costume for the junior.
Graceful gowns of every description are worn by the dainty miss this season.  Indeed never were styles for the young girl more picturesque than at the present time.
Every material, too, is used, satin and silk, and the whole range of charming woolens.  The frocks, however, are not much trimmed.  Instead they are marked by their absence of ornamentation, the lines in themselves being often sufficient to make for smartness, and the little details supplying all else that is required.
Model No. 5966 represents a graceful gown that while in the height of fashion, is simple enough for the most demure maiden.
It is developed in biscuit-color-and-brown striped serge and champagne-colored satin.  That is, the skirt is of the serge, and the waist fashioned of the latter material.
The waist has a trig collar of ecru lace over satin, the vest is of the satin tucked, or of white tucked net, as preferred, and the sleeves, which are elbow-length, are finished with two frills of chiffon, net or ecru edging.
The belt and sash-ends are of brown satin.  The waist has cutaway lines at bottom, and it extends in coat-fashion well down on the skirt.  The dress, while clever and fashionable in the extreme, is not in the least difficult to fashion, and may be constructed with ease by the home seamstress.
The pattern, No. 5966, is cut in sizes for 14, 16 and 18 years.  To make the dress in the medium size with the plaited skirt, will require 8 ½ yards of 36-inch material.  Without the plaiting 7 yards of 36-inch goods will be required, with ½ yard of 22-inch all0over.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

Navy-Blue Serge Frock
For the high-school lass we show in model No. 5958 a practical and becoming frock, carried out in navy-blue serge, with the collar of blue moire, and the yoke of tucked blue chiffon.
Here is a dainty garment that is up to the minute in style-features.  It is quite an easy model to carry out.  The waist is tucked at the shoulders, this always producing good lines.  The Empire skirt corresponds, having tucks at each side of the front gore, which are a continuation of the waist tucks.  The long sleeves are perfectly plain, being guiltless of even a cuff.  A frill of lace may be used if desired, which will give a more dressy touch.
Other  appropriate materials for carrying out this model are olive-green cashmere, brown mohair, and blue-and-white striped woolen.  The design is also nice for development in white serge.
The pattern, No. 5958, is cut in sizes for 14, 16 and 18 years.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 4 ¾ yards of 44-inch material, 3/8 of a yard of 24-inch satin, and 3/8 of a yard of 18-inch allover.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

Serviceable Garment
Gray-and-red mixture was selected for the development of the pretty frock offered in design No. 5978, which is serviceable as well as stylish.
The waist is plain, its distinguishing feature being the Robespierre collar of white satin.  Gray pearl buttons trim the frock, fastening with steel-gray silk-cord loops.
The frock has a Quakeress simplicity which is not the least of its appealing features.
Either the Empire or the regulation waistline may be sued, and the skirt is a four-gored model.
The pattern, No. 5978, is cut in sizes for 14, 15 and 18 years.  To make the frock in the medium size will require 7 3/8 yards of 27-inch material, or 4 ½ yards of 54-inch material, with ½ yard of 27-inch contrasting goods.  Price of pattern, 10 cents

Misses’ Long Coat
Quite clever is the fascinating coat-model offered  in design No. 5974, which is for the small woman as well as for the miss.
Black satin was the material used for its development, with iris-blue satin collar and cuffs.  What could be more attractive for dressy wear?
This coat is simple to make.  It hangs perfectly straight, and the collar and wide revers are new-style touches.
Turquoise bone buttons are used for adornment, and to fasten the model.  The pattern offers choice of two styles of collar.
Brown mummy-cloth with tan-satin collar and cuffs will also develop the design richly.  Navy-blue serge, with white-serge relief, is attractive; while cheviot and checked materials are also serviceable and stylish.
The pattern, No. 5974, is cut in sizes for 14, 16 and 18 years.  To make the coat in the sixteen-year-old size will require 5 ½ yards of 36-inch material, or 3 ½ yards of 54-inch fabric, with 1 yard of 27-inch contrasting material.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.


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