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!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Two Simple Summer Frocks

Two Simple Summer Frocks

1913 08, page 21


Misses’ Dress

The simplest of one-piece dresses is shown in this illustration, No. 6293.  The blouse opens in front, the neck being a little low, and made without finish of any kind whatsoever.  If desired, of course, a batiste collar of fancy shape may be worn with this blouse.  The closing has two scallops where the buttons are placed, and is in front.  The plain sleeves may be elbow- or full-length.

A three-gore skirt is joined to this blouse with either high or regulation waistline.  The scallop-effect of the waist is carried out in the skirt also.

Gingham is much used for these dresses, and also lawn, cotton crepe, ratin, and the like.  This style is especially good for linen, as its simplicity will display the fabric to advantage.

The dress-pattern, No. 6293, is cut in sizes for 14, 16 and 18 years.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 4 1/8 yards of 36-inch material, ¾ of a yard of 24-inch satin for the girdle.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.


Misses’ Dress

Yoke-models are always becoming, and especially so to the slender figure of girlhood.  This design, No. 6316, shows the plain square yoke, with the lower portion of the blouse attached to it, slightly gathered at the upper edge.  The closing is a little to the left of the center of the front of the blouse.  The neck is finished with a pretty turndown collar.

A four-gore skirt completes this costume,  it is made with panel front and back, and with gathered side gores.

No better style than this can be found for ordinary use.  It is suited to a wide variety of the more simple materials and will be pretty iin lawn, cotton voile, cotton crepe, ratine and gingham.

The dress-pattern, No. 6316, is cut in sizes for 14, 16 and 18 years.  To make the dress in the medium size will require 4 1/8 yards of 44-inch material.  Price of pattern, 10 cents.


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