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HOME AND FASHION.

A SMART AND USEFUL PETTICOAT.

SLEEVES FOR EVENING GOWN.

A CHARMING LITTLE PARTY FROCK.

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A CHARMING LITTLE PARTY FROCK. A CHARMING LITTLE PARTY FROCK. PREPARATIONS! â Christmas is advancing apace, and ere long.we shall be plunged into the midst of Christmas dissipations, in which, I think, the children of the family generally have the largest share. If party frocks are to be made at homeâand the economy thus effected is very considerable indeed-it is high time to be thinking about questions of material and shape. Personally, for children's party frocks I prefer a fabric which will launder well. When some delicate fragile material which will 9D^ clean and not wash is employed the poor little wearer generally receives instructions to be care- ful about soiling her dainty attire. The injunc- tion weighs heavily on small mind, and I much of the delightful romping fun of the party is spoilt for her. If. however, muslin, thin broderie anglaise, or some similar material be used, all damages can be repaired by a visit to the laundry, from which the frock will emerge looking like now. A charming little dress may be made from ordinary pin-spotted white muslin and imitation Valenciennes lace. The upper part of the frock might be made in the shape of a deep yoke, formed of alternate bands of I tucked muslin and insertion, and edged with a band of insertion and a deep frill of Valenci- ennes lace. On to this yoke, beneath the frill, the muslin of the dress should be sewn in rather full gathers, the fulness being held into the figure at the long waistline by a sash of some I pretty bright-coloured silk. The bottom of the frock should be edged by a frill of the deep lace, set on with a little gathered heading. From the neck-band of lace to the waist might be placed a sort of box-pleat of muslin, edged on either side with a band of Valenciennes insertion. This breaks the line of the yoke, and gives a much newer and more original effect to the little frock. The sleeves should be of elbow length, and a small transparent puff finished with a deep frill of lace is the prettiest and most suitable shape for a child. White shoes and stockings and a hair ribbon of the same colour as the sash would completo a very pretty and dainty costume.

A NEW IDEA FOR HOUSE-GOWNS.

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A SIMPLE SERVIETTE FOLD.

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A NEW IDEA FOR HOUSE-GOWNS.