Varieties In Embroidery
Lady's Petticoat Body or Jacket
In giving a pattern of this description it is impossible to suit everybody's figure but we have made the diagrams suitable for a middling sized person. Any slight alteration may very easily be made in the size of the waist without changing the cut of the pattern which may be made either larger or smaller according to the dimensions required. When the jacket is required very much larger each piece should be cut larger than the diagrams taking care however to preserve the exact proportions. The most durable and suitable material for bodies is twilled calico, which should be rather fine; longcloth is sometimes used, but it does not wear so well. The seams with the exception of the two under the arms, should be stitched on the right side, the top and bottom of the jacket corded, as well as the arm-holes and the bottom of the sleeves. The insertion and work which form the trimming should not be put on until the cording is completed and to make the insertion round the neck shapeable, a piece of narrow soft braid should be run in on the upper edge where the work is joined to it, so that it may easily be easily drawn in to the size required.
A false hem should also be put on inside the hem on the left side, in which six buttonholes should be made. This will be found a more tidy method than making the button holes in the jacket itself, the buttons being quite hidden as will be seen in our illustration. We must not omit to say that turnings must be allowed for in cutting out this jacket. We give above engravings of the front and back of this jacket and on the next page diagrams by which to cut a paper pattern: the reader understanding that the paper patterns will hive to be enlarged to the sizes marked on the diagrams
No 1 Front
No 2 Half of Back
No 3 Side Piece
No 4 Sleeve
As new subscribers may not know how to cut an enlarged pattern from these diagrams we will give the directions. First to enlarge No 1.
Take a piece of newspaper or brown paper whichever is most convenient making sure to have it large enough. Draw a straight line up it sixteen inches long then draw the curve at top for the shoulder twelve inches long and finish back to where you began in the same proportions. Do the backs, sleeves, and side piece in the same way.
Ornamental Bracket, Valence, Chair-Back, Etc.
Stitch In Knitting For Wool Jackets, Etc.
Pianoforte Candlestick Ornament
Bead Border For Mats
The Red Riding-Hood
This hood is the novelty of the season and while it is both pretty and becoming it is very simple and easily made. Take three quarters of a yard of scarlet sack flannel the finest and most brilliant color that can be procured. Cut enough off one side to make it perfectly square, round one corner as seen in the diagram then have it pinked all round in small scallops, which you will find will produce a very beautiful effect.
From B to B at about two inches from the edge sew a casing of narrow ribbon on the under side, also one diagonally from A to A. Run a narrow ribbon in the casings drawing the one from B to B to fit the face. Fasten it. The one from A to A is to bo drawn to suit the bead.
If preferred the hood may be lined with silk as far as the line A A. The point which represents the cape is better not lined.
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