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, December 26, 2012

Stylish Types of New Gowns

1912, November, Page 16
Ladies’ Dress
The delightful frock shown in model No. 5975 is one of the newest styles of the fall and winter season.
This garment may be developed for dressy wear, or for general service, depending upon the manner of its treatment.  It is made in Empire style, but the regulation waistline may be used if preferred.
The pattern provides for plain or full sleeves, and the four-gored skirt may be finished in short sweep, or round length.The round neck is collarless, and the insert of contrasting material at the front of the garment from neck to skirt-hem in a novel and quite pretty idea.
The frock presented was charmingly developed in fawn-colored cashmere, with white front-piece.  The belt is of coffee-brown satin, and narrow velvet ribbon of the same shade trims the garment.  Brown bone buttons are used to fasten the frock at the front.  The sleeves have band cuffs trimmed with velvet ribbon, and finished with a frill of ecru edging.
This garment may be carried out in blue serge, plaid or checked material, or changeable taffeta.  Indeed, the model offers a wide choice in the selection of a suitable material for development.
The pattern, No. 5975, is cut in sizes from 32 to 42 inches bust measure.  Size 36 will require 8 yards of 27-inch material, 5 7/8 yards of 36-inch fabric, or 5 ¼ yards of goods 44 inches wide.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

Pretty Striped Frock
Dresses of striped material are quite the fad this season, and many clever garments are noted developed in striped serge, mohair, voile and silk.
Most of these striped dresses are made very simply, as any attempt at trimming such a garment at once detracts from its elegance.  Often the only embellishment is the collar and cuffs of contrasting material, and sometimes an adornment of fancy buttons.
This idea is delightfully illustrated in design No, 5967.
Here we have a pretty frock developed in brown-and-white silk, with the attractive new-style collar, and the chic turned-back cuffs of white silk, though brown may be used for this purpose if desired.
The dress is made in the pretty Empire fashion, and has the closing at the left side of the front.  Brown buttons are used to trim the frock, the fastening being accomplished with hooks and eyes underneath.
The new-style skirt is seen, and the entire appearance of the garment is fashionable, and in the very best taste.
Blue-and-white silk, black-and-white serge or voile, and any of the new striped serges and other woolen materials may be used.
The pattern, No, 5967, is cut in sizes from 32 to 42 inches bust measure.  To make the frock in the medium size will require 6 ¾ yards of 36-inch material, with ½ yard of 27-inch contrasting goods.  Width of lower edge is 2 ½ yards.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.

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