By combining two designs in this costume, No. 6308 and No. 6309, we have a result which is extremely pleasing. The blouse is one of the soft, draped models. The shoulder-seams come very far forward, and the fronts of the blouse are gathered along this line, or they may be plaited, if preferred. This gives a little fulness to the waist. In closing one side is drawn over the other iin surplice-style, and the edges are trimmed with a wide frill. There is a large collar at the neck, and this is round in shape in the back, ending just below the shoulder-seam in front.
The new large armhole is used, and the sleeve is adjusted to this without any fulness at the shoulder. The three-quarter-length sleeve is generally used, but the pattern also provides a full-length sleeve, which is gathered into a deep cuff at the wrist.
The skirt of this costume has three gores. It is closed at the left side of the front, where a bit of graceful drapery is arranged at about knee-depth, and is held in place by a strap.
The material selected for this dress should be soft. Ratine, which is to be had in many different weights and thicknesses is appropriate, and all the cotton crepe and cotton voile weaves, as well as the handsomer crepe de Chine and brocaded silk.
The waist-pattern, No. 6308, is cut in sizes from 34 to 42 inches bust measure. To make the waist in the medium size will require 2 1/2 yards of 36-inch material. Price of pattern, 10 cents.
The skirt-pattern, No. 6309, is cut in sizes from 22 to 30 inches waist measure. To make the skirt in the medium size will require 2 5/8 yards of 36-inch material. Width of lower edge is 1 3/4 yards. Price of pattern, 10 cents.
This is one of the loveliest of the one-piece dresses, No. 6312. It is simplicity itself, consisting of a plain blouse, cut out in a deep U, and displaying the front of a quimpe, which is separate from the dress, and which can be faced in any manner preferred. The back and sides of the neck-opening are trimmed with one of the smaller square collars, so much affected by well dressed women, and cuffs to correspond finish the three-quarter-length sleeves. The front closing of the blouse laps over at the left side, and is held in place by two large buttons.
The skirt of this costume has three gores. It may have either high or regulation waist-line, and is attached to the blouse. It opens at one side of the front, and a small section is cut away at the lower edge of the overlapping gore.
Brocaded eponge is one of the best liked fabrics for these one-piece dresses, and simple ratine, figured cotton voile, sheer and transparent, and also cotton crepe, as well as brocaded messaline, plain satin and figured crepe de Chine.
The dress-pattern, No. 6312, is cut in sizes from 34 to 42 inches bust measure. To make the dress in the medium size will require 3 3/4 yards of 44-inch material for the dress, and 3/4 yards of 36-inch lining lawn, and 1/2 and of 22-inch net for the guimpe. Width of lower edge, 1 3/4 yards. Price of pattern, 10 cents.
One of the late-summer favorites, the cutaway coat, forms the bodice of this attractive costume, No. 6299. The coat-blouse has a small vest in the front, and a handsome collar at the low neck. The sleeves are set into large armholes, and the peplum-sections are cut separately from the upper portion of the coat.
The two-piece skirt which is worn with this blouse fits snugly to the figure, and is attached to the blouse at the waistline, or made separately, as preferred.
No style is more popular at the present than the coat-blouse in this form, and it is usually made of a color with a white skirt, or of a plain material, with a figured skirt. Of course it may well be made all of one material, and will be very handsome.
The combinations of ratine, eponge, linen, cotton crepe, cotton voile, bengaline and corduroy of the washable kind, will all be suitable and handsome.
The pattern, No. 6299. Is cut in sizes from 34 to 42 inches bust measure. To make the costume in the medium size will require 1 3/4 yards of plain material and 3 1/4 yards of figured material, both 36-inches wide. Width of lower edge 1 3/4 yards. Price of pattern, 10 cents.
A Shirtwaist Suit
The shirtwaist still holds its own, and this season has brought us many models prettier than ever before. For comfort there are few styles better than the shirtwaist, and it is also very economical.
In this combination, No. 6396, and No. 6297, we have a plain blouse waist, with a low shoulder and an inset sleeve, this extending to the writs, where it is gathered into a cuff. The neck of this waist is cut out quite far and the edges trimmed with a pretty notched collar. The waist closes in duchesse style in the center of the front.
With this waist is worn a three-gore skirt. This may have either the high or the regulation waistline. It has a flat panel in the back, and in front there is a graceful drapery from the knee down on one side, over a small gore placed underneath to fill the opening.
In a shirtwaist costume the economical woman will use woolen goods for the skirt, and some of the lightweight tailor mixtures in the new shades of brown or Paquin green will be very effective, while the blouse may be of white linen or batiste, or of colored ratine, voile and the like.
The shirtwaist-pattern, No. 6396, is cut in sizes from 34 to 42 inches bust measure. To make the waist in the medium size will require 2 1/4 yards of 36-inch material. Price of pattern, 10 cents.
The skirt-pattern, No. 6397, is cut in sizes from 22 to 30 inches waist measure. To make the skirt in the medium size will require 2 7/8 yards of 44-inch material. Width of lower edge, 1 3/4 yards. Price of pattern, 10 cents.