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HOME DRESSMAKING. i FOR A LITTLE BOY. Most mothers, I am sure, will be glad to sec this ne.:t little pattern of a small boy's overall knickers and a smart little blouse to wear underneath it. A pattern of this kind is particularly useful for summer, because knickers of this typo carried out in service- able material and worn over a blouse are ideal garments for the beach, the garden, or the country. THE OVERALL KNICKERS. Now as to the patterns. Lot us begin withvtbe knickers. These should be made in substantial washing material, such as drill, strong gingham, linen, holland, cotton gabardine, etc. Any colour may be chosen I [Refer to H. D. 240.] I for this design, but I would suggest a dark shade, such as navy blue, dark grey, or nigger brown. This overall-knickers will take one and three-eights yards of material 40in. wide for an average boy of from four to six years. THE PATTERN.âThe pattern comprises three pieces, the front, the back, and the pocket, all of which, of course, have to be cut double. THE CUTTING OUT.-FDid the selvedgea together, and lav the pattern upon it in the way shown in the diagram. It must be re- membered that no turnings of any kind are allowed for in the pattern. THE MAKING.âTack together the slightly curved leg seams, and also the front and back seams. Try on the garment and mako allV alterations necessary. Next sew the seams in the same order and make the inside neat by turning in the raw edges to face each other and running them together. Now turn in and tack the raw edges all round the neck, the straps, and the armholes, and face tlicm, on the wrong side, with strips of j material cut on the cross., Sew buttons on to the ends of the front straps and make buttonholes in the ends of the back straps. Hem up the legs at the knees. Turn and gew a hem at the top of each pocket, sew into place on the knickers, and your gar- ment is ready to wear. THE BLOUSE. I For this little blouse you will want one and a-lialf yards of 40in. material for a boy of from four to six years. With care, it may be cut from 36in. fabric, but 40in. stuff is easier to manage. Jap silk, zephyr, lawn, linen, or similar washing stuffs may be used for this blouse. THE PATTERN.-There are seven pieces in this pattern, and, in addition, you will need linings for the collar, cuffs, and yoke, all of which may be cut from the pieces of material left over. No turnings are allowed for in the pattern. THE CUTTING OUT.âLay the pattern on the material, as shown in the diagram. You will notice that it is folded 6elvedges together. Lay the oollar, the back, and the yoke to the fold. Cut the collar lining on the cross, as shown by the dotted line in the sketch. THE MAKING.âTack together the under- arm and shoulder seams and try on. Join these seams by French sewing. Gather the upper edges of both front and back and stitch these gathers on to the edge of the yoke. Now turn in the edges of the yoke lining, pin or tack it carefully into place, and hem all round. Face the left hand front with a piece of material about lin. wide. Run the box pleat on to the right hand side, and fell it down. Make the fastenings. Lay collar and lining face to face, run round the edges, and turn inside out. Put the collar on. Join the sleeve seam by French sewing, put into the armholes, and bind. Join cuff and lining into rings. Slip on into the other, faces together, sew along the bottom edges, turn inside out, and sew on to the sleeve. Make a deep hem round the bottom of the blouse, and thread with elastic.

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