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I 1. HOME DRESSMAKINCI., I -I I A DAINTY LITTLE BLOUSE-SLIP. I ) For the firrlt time since the outbreak ol war in 1M4 we shall be able to keep Christ- t mas with something of the old Christina* spirit, and to feel that we can really enjoj our Christmastide now that the pressing burden of anxiety has been lifted from oui shoulders. It is quite evident that peopk are thoroughly realising this, for everyonq eeems to be making preparations for a gaye: Christmas season than has been our lot foi the last four yearns. Invitations are alreadj numerous, and will increase in number as the New Year approaches, and, conse- quently, evening toilettes-gown.s, blouses coats, and accessoriesâare more in evidence now than they .have been since the wai began. Now, one of the prettiest, as it is one oi the most necessary, accessories for weal with an evening dress or blouse is a very dainty and pretty blouse-slip, especially as I [Refer to H. D. 265.1 11 I the majority of the newest corsages are semi-transparent. Well, here in our sketch is just the very garment for the purpose, aa dainty a Blouserslip as even the most fas- tidious of women could desire. As sketched. the slip is intended for wear with a Mouse rather than with a gown, but by cutting the ncck very much lower, and thus narrowing the shoulder-piece to a mere strap, the blouse-slip would be equally suitable for wear beneath a full-dress evening toilette. THE MATERIAL.âFirst, about material. Fortunately, there are plenty of pretty fiihrics from which to choose. If you like the real lingerie type of garment I should advise the choice of cambric, nainsook, tarantulle, or fine muslin. But if you prefer something smarter, you _might make up the Mouse-slip in Georgette; er8pe de Chine, which mav be had in several weights a.nd many qualities; in chiffon, plain. or printed; in Jap silk; or in striple ninon. The majority of the newest blouse-slips are made up in coloured fabrics, palest pink, lemon yellow, champagne, delicate blue, or faint mauve, but quite a number of charming examples are also shown in white and ivory You will need 1J yards of material, 3Sin. wide, for the medium size. THE PATTERN.âThere are only two pieces in this pattern, a front and a back, so it ii very easy to cut out. In addition, you will need two strips of material about 2in. wide, to face up the edges of the open backs. THE CUTTING O'UT. Fold the material so that the edges come together and lay the pattern upon it, as shown in the diagram, taking care that the straight edge of the front comes to the fold of the material. I- FOLO I I I -SELVEDGES Of b' MAT'Eo t- I Remember that no turnings are allowed for in the pattern, therefore you should leave about three-quarters of an inch on each seam edge, and ample material for turning up a fairly deep hem at the. bottom. THE MAKiNG.Join together the under- arm and shoulder seams by French sewing. Next face up the open backs with the two- inch-^ide strips of material, putting a wrap facing on the left side and a flat facing on the right. Next put on. the fastenings, but- tons, and buttonholes,, or press-studs, as you prefer. Now trim the blouse-slip in any way you fancy. The model sketched in our illustration is particularly pretty, and the trimming is quite easy to manage. Here a wide band of lace, with the upper edge vandyked, is plaoed on the blouse-slip a Couple of inches from the .lower edge and tacked firmly into. place. The material at the back is then cut away, the new edges turned in and the edge of the lace sewn firmly down on to them. The neck is finished' by a doubled band of material which is joined on to the blouse- slip by veining-stitch. A dainty narrolv lace is then. set on to the outer edge of this band, also bv veining-stitch. The armholes are trimmed in exactly the same way as the neck. Slots are wbrked in each point of the wide lace and a ribbon threaded through, the ends of which are tied in a smart bow in front. Finally, turn up a double bem round the bottom of the 'blouse-slip and thread it with IP. [ "w-. EVENING SHOES. I Quite the prettiest of the new dancing slippers are the models carried ont in gay brocade. These are shown in all softs of pretty colours, the brocade being almost in- variably shot or worked with gold or silver thread. The favourite brocades are bright HOV TCf OBTAIN Paper Pattern of the above BLOUSE SLIP. Fill in this form aad send it, with remittance in stamps, to 'MISS LISLE. 8, La Belle Safavage, LONDON, E.C. 4.. Writr. clearly. t Name Addresa Pattern No. PAPER PATTERNS, Price 9d. each, pdst free. PATTERNS cut to special ine&aare, tiff*ach* MISS LISLE will be pleased to receive suggestions and to illustrate -,designs of general use to the HOME DRESSMAKER. L blue and silver, peach pink and pale gold, lemon yellow and silver, rose and gold, and grey and silver. Generally speaking, these shoes are perfectly plain in shape, but are I ornamented over the instep by a beautifully painted gauze butterfly, a glittering paste I buckle, or a quaint little quilling of ribbon. I THE LATEST UMBRELLA. I The very latest umbrella is a practical model with a short and very serviceable handle, which is suspended from the wrist by a very narrow strip of plaited leather in exactly the same colour as the handle. The ferrule end of the umbrella is short and rather thick, and is made of bone or of some composition which looks exactly like ivory. The tip3 of the umbrella spokes are made of the same ivory white substante. Black, dark blue, purple, dark wine. and deep green fabrics all appear as coverings for the modish umbrella.

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