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HOME DRESSMAKING. I AN EASILY MADE LITTLE FROCK. J For our pattern this week we have a I little summer frock which should rejoice the heart of the busy mother, it is so very simple in shape, and so quickly and easily made. A frock of this type might be begun uid finished in the day by anyone who is n averagely quick worker. And it is such :icc little frock, it looks simply charming tpon its small, dimpled wearer, and is quite aa ideal garment for the summer holiday, whether that holiday be spent by the sea, ir the country, or simply in che garden. Sijreover, a very important point in these bisy days, this little model is extremely easy to wash and iron. MATERIAL.âNow, before we d'iscuss the pattern I want to say just a word about material. Almost any pretty washing anfierial would serve admirably for the pur- pose, but it should be of a fairly substan- till type; cotton voile, cotton Georgette, nd m nslill are rather too thin to be really suitable for this design. I would suggest zephyr, tobrales, cotton crepe, gingham, and iae French print as the most suitable fab- j I [Refer to H. D. 242.] rics to use for the purpose. You will notice that in the sketch the litle dress is made of patterned material and trimmed with bands of plain stuff, but if you prefer to do so you may make the whole dress of either the plain or the patterned stuff, and simply pipe and stitch to neck and sleeves. However, it is much prettier carried out in the contrast- ing stuffs. You will need 2! yards of pat- terned material 36in. wide for a child about five vears old, and 7 yard of plain material of the same width. THE PATTERN.âAs you will see, the pat- tern is extremely simple in shape and only consists of one piece ⢠and two trimming bands. You will also need some strips of the plain material about an inch and a quarter wide to trim the neck and sleeves, and another strip about three inches wide for the belt. As these are simply straight bands of the material, no pattern is given for them, they will come out of the spare Ibaterial quite easily. THE MAKING.âPin the pattern together, and slip it on to the child to see if any alterations are needed anywhere. Make asjj such alterations necessary, and then, la the pattern on the stuff as shown in the diagram. The 36in. material is folded to bring the selvedges together, and the pat- tern is laid upon it with the straight edge to the fold. Similarly, the plain material is folded in the middle and the straight edge of each trimming band laid to the fold. It is better to cut the broad triin- Iming band at the bottom in two parts, so that there is a seam at each side in exactly the same place as the underarm seam. If, however, you want to make the frock all of one material, you must make the pattern as many inches longer as the trimming band, when, of course, you will need more of the one material. But if you want to make the dress like the sketch, you must cut it exactly the length of the pattern and then add the trimming band. Run up the under- arm seams by French sewing. Cut an opening at the centre back and face up HOW TO OBTAIN Paper Pattern of the above FROCK. Fill in this form and send it, with remittance in stamps, to MISS LISLE, 8, La Belle Sauvafce, LONDON, E.C. 4. Vrife clearl-y II Name Address _ââââââ Pattern No PAPER PATTERNS. Price 9d. each, post free. PATTERNS cut to special measure, 1/6. each- MISS LISLE will be pleased to receive suggestions and to illustrate designs of iteneral use to the HOME DRESSMAKER. I either side with a strip of the material, arranging the wrap facing on the left side. Turn up the raw edges of the neck and sleeves on the right side and cover with the trimming bands, which. of course, must have their raw edges turned in first. Join up the seams of the hroad trimming band and join it to the bottom of the dress, then fnce iip the inside of this band with a thin lining. Sow tha fastenings into place, and make the belt and stitch it to the back of the dress.

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