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!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Easily Made Frocks

1912, November, Page 28
Girls’ Dress
Brown is one of the newest colors for little girls’ dresses this season, and for this reason was chosen in the construction of the smart little garment given in model No. 5308.
Cashmere in the warm, golden shade of the color, is the material used, with satin of a little deeper shade to trim the frock.
The dress is made with separate guimpe.  Body and sleeves of the garment are cut in one, the yoke-bands at front and back being especially attractive.
The skirt is becomingly plaited, and is joined to the waist by a narrow belt.  The guimpe may be of allover, as shown in the drawing, or of silk, mull or other contrasting fabric.
The pattern, No. 5308, is cut in sizes for from 4 to 12 years.    Eight-year-old size will require 2 ¾ yards of 36-inch material, and 3/8 of a yard of 27-inch contrasting goods for dress, and 1 1/8 yards of 36-inch material for guimpe.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.


Girls’ Dress
Quite a becoming frock for a growing girl is shown in design No. 5972.
The frock is made in simulated sailor-fashion.  It closes at the front, and has the pretty sailor-collar, which is a feature of dresses of this nature.
The short sleeves have narrow band cuffs, and the skirt is nicely plaited, with a box plait at center-front and center-back.
The garment may be carried out daintily in white serge, with black braid trimming, and with black-satin tie and patent-leather belt for completion.  White pearl buttons may be used on the waist, effecting the left-side front fastening.
The pattern, No. 5972, 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 36-inch material, ½ yard of 27-inch contrasting goods.  .  Price of pattern, 10 cents.


Children’s Yoke Dress
The clever little garment offered in model No. 5968 is simplicity itself in construction.  It has a pretty round yoke, and can be finished with high or low neck, and with long or short sleeves.
Pale-blue linen or pique is a nice development-suggestion, with the yoke, belt and cuffs of embroidery insertion.
The pattern, No. 5968, is cut in sizes for 2, 4, 6 and 8 years.  To make the garment in the medium size will require 3 ¼ yards of 27-inch material, 2 ½ yards of 36-inch fabric, or 2 1/8 yards of goods 44 inches wide, with 3/8 of a yard of 22-inch allover.  .  Price of pattern, 10 cents.


Children’s Dress
Model No. 5970 gives an attractive little wash-dress, made of pink linen, with hand-embroidered yoke. 
The garment is quite easy to make, and is very dressy.  The style is one that is generally becoming.  There is a box plait beneath the center of the yoke front and back.  The closing is at the back.
White linen may be used, with allover-embroidery yoke, and any of the other wanted wash-fabrics may be utilized.
The pattern, No. 5970, is cut in sizes for 1, 3, 5 and 7 years.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 3 ¼ yards of 27-inch material, with 3/8 of a yard of 270inch contrasting goods.  .  Price of pattern, 10 cents.




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