Monday, January 7, 2013

Arthur's Home Magazine Jan 1863

Music Hath Charms (woodcut)
 Winter Cloak


No 1 Cloth Zouavo jacket edged with military braid
No 2 A fine cloth or cashmere jacket beautifully braided and made to wear open or closed in front at the pleasure of the wearer
No 3 A rich Lyons velvet jacket a la Zouave. Made also in rich glace silk
No 4 A handsome specimen of a new style ornamenting jackets, just introduced, made in fine ribbed-cloth, rich velvet, and silk
No 5 The latest style of tight fitting shapes. This elegant jacket is peculiarly cut very different from the usual body jacket and fits in a superior manner. It has fewer seams and is easier made. Got up in all suitable materials
No 6 Chcmise-russe one of the happiest efforts to unite the useful and cheap with a novel and stylish appearance. It will quite supersede the Garibaldi jacket on which it is a great improvement. In cloth cashmere, silk and velvet.

Slipper Pattern

These articles allow great taste to be in fitting them up, and when well arranged form an elegant present, or a particularly suitable contribution to a fancy bazzar, so many which are held during the year for charitable purposes. To render the instructions perfectly clear, two illustrations are given to show the manner commencing and finishing this very article. The basket must be purchased and can be had of various shapes. The material is generally a rich colored satin, either blue, Magenta or green. The length of the top of the basket must be measured, and two strips of satin taken, one the depth of the basket, the other two inches deeper, will he required, as they are tight round the top but slightly gathered at the bottom, these two strips are laid together and divided into six by a row of stitching, these six divisions form the six pockets. In the front of each there is a lappet,  trimmed round with either quilled ribbon or gimp, and round the edge of the piece which falls over the rim of the basket a fringe must be added. All this part of the work is completed so that it is ready to slip over the basket requiring only to be fastened down between the pockets at the top and stitched down all round the bottom, any little irregularity being entirely hid by the circular pin cushion which must be formed to fit the bottom of the basket. For this purpose a round of card board must be taken well wadded and evenly which is to be covered with the same material being cut sufficiently large to be carried over the edge. This pincushion is then placed at the bottom of the basket and a quilling of ribbon or gimp carried round it. Between each of the pockets, there should be either a bow of ribbon with end, or a silk tassel, these greatly improve the effect. Sometimes a basket with a handle is selected; if so, it should be twisted round with a cord and finished with two tassels at the ends where it is fixed on, or a ribbon twisted round, and two bows instead of the tassels.

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