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HOME DRESSMAKING. I A NEAT LITTLE SKIRT. I Now that September is actually here, we I shall have to begin to think in earnest about J our outfit for the coming autumn and winter. And more careful thought will have to be spent upon that outfit than ever before, for prices have risen so terribly during the last twelve months.. [Refer to H. D. 2.30.] One of. the nicest and simplest of the new- and very practical skirts to be worn during the coming autumn is shown in our sketch. It is smart in effect, though very simple in shape, and is equally suitable for inorning or afternoon wear. THE MATERIAL.âMaterial is very much of a difficulty just now, for all -wool mate- rials are very expensive, and the mixtures are rarely satisfactory. If possible, there-] fore, I should certainly buy an all-wool stuff, it will prove the cheapest purchase in the long run; but if you cannot afford an all- wool stuff, you must get the best wool and cotton mixture you can buy. Serge, tweed, gabardine, frieze, and homespun are all suitable for this design. It will take 21 yards of material 40iri. wide. THE PATTERN.âThe pattern consists of. three pieces oial,p--a front, a back, and a pocket. In addition, you will need a strip of material 4Jin. wide for the belt. No pat- tern is given for this, however, as- it is simply a straight piece of material. No turn- ings are allowed for in the pattern. SELVFDGES OF -qO' MATF.RIAL THE CUTTING OUT.-Fold the material selvedges together, and lay the pattern pieces upon it, as shown in the diagram. You will notice, of course, that the straight edges of both. front and back are placed against the fold of the material. THE MAKING.âTack the skirt seams to- gether, leaving an opening from eight to ten inches deep on the left side. Slip on the skirt and make any alterations necessary. Now sew up the skirt seams, leaving a fairly wide turning on each side of the seam. Press, the seams open very well, and neatlv whip the raw edges of the turnings to keep them from fraying. Next face lip the edges of the placket with two strips of material. On the side towards the front put the strip on as an ordinary flat facing", but on the other side put' the strip on as a wrap and let it project about an inch beyond the actual edge. Next put on the fastenings, which- should be strong press-studs. Now cut a band of strong Petersham belting to fit the waist, turn the edges in, and fasten it with strong hooks and eyes, arranging the fas- tenings to come just above the placket. Gather the top of the skirt and sew it neatly to the top of the Petersham. Turn up a neat double hem at the bottom of the skirt. Turn in the edges of the pockets, and sew them into position on the skirt, as shown in the sketch, leaving an opening at the top through which to pass the belt. Make the belt and sew it to the skirt at the back, passing the ends through the opening left at the top of the pockets. I HOW TO OBTAIN Paper Pattern of the above SKIRT. Fill ia this form and send it, with remittance in stamps, to MISS LISLE, 8, La Belle Saurage, LONDON, E.C. 4. Write clearly. Name _â ¡ I Address ¡I t I' Pattern No â PAPER PATTERNS. Price 9d. each, post free. I PATTERNS cut to special measure, li6 each, I MISS LISLE will be pleased to receive sudgeslfcns I and to illustrate designs of general use to the t HOME DRESSMAKER.

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