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Vi=i>:â HOME DRESSMAKING. I A NEAT LITTLE ROMPER. I One of the garments that the modern mother finds absolutely indispensable is a plain but smart little romper or overall" For the nursery, for the garden, and even for the beach, there is no garment to touch the romper overall for practical utility, whether for small boy or tiny girl. Master Peter and Miss Betty are absolutely happy in a romper that cannot be spoilt, for they ca-n iig, tumble about in the grass, or play wild 1 Indians to their hearts' content, serenely secure in the knowledge that there are no smart clothes to spoil and thus incur the indignation of nurse or mother. The Material.âNow the romper, or overall, to be useful, must be made of some strong and serviceable washing material, something that will stand any amount of wear and tear and that will wash like the proverbial rag. For such a purpose I (would [Refer to H. D. 289.] I recommend holla nd, French print, strong, thick casement cloth of good quality, ging- ham, eft-ill, and linen. All these wear well, and all wash admirably, but there is, of course, a considerable difference in their cost. In any case you will need If yards of 30in. material, and § yard of contrasting fabric for trimming bands, for a child of from two to four years. Should you dis- pense with the trimming bands and make the whole garment of the one material you will need 2 yards of the 30in. stuff. THE PATTIERN.-There arc four pieces only in this pattern, a front, a back, a sleeve, and a cuff. In addition, however, you will need two strips of material about 2in. wide I for facing up the backs, a band of crossway material for finishing the neck, and two bands for the knees. No pattern is given for these, Tiowever, as they are simply straight strips of material. Before cutting out place the pattern against your child and make any little alterations necessary. You will find that this is much more easily and successfully done in the pattern than in the cut-out garment. Remember that no turn- ings are allowed for in the pattern, there- fore you must leave at least -ain. on all seam edges and ample material for turnii- up wherever a hem comes. THE Cutting OUT.-Fold the material so that the selvedges come together, and lay the pattern upon it, as shown in the diagram. You must place the centre of the   FOLD  SOLVED GtS °5 O. MATE. RUU front to the fold of the material, and you must be careful to see that the back is iaid very straight upon the doubled fabric, otherwi it will certainly twist when it is THE MAKING.-Join together the curved ings on. The?o may be either press-studs or leg seams and the ?ide and shoulder seama by French $Ãwing. Next face up the open made up. middle so that these raw backs with the two strips of 2in. material. The facing on the left side must be put on as a wrap, whilst that on the right must be of the sleeve between them, an d sew. Next put the top of the sleeve into the armhole, simply a nat facing. Next put the fasten- an d bind the raw edges on the inside with a strip of the material cut on the cross. buttons, buttonhol&s being, in my opinion, Bind or face the neck edge with a band of material cut on the cross. You ma y make children of from one to six years. much the better of the two. Now join the sleeve seam by French sewing, and gather the bottom of the sleeve. Join the cuff into a ring, turn in the raw edges, fold the cuff down the middle so that these raw edges cdme- together, sandwich the gathers of the sleeve between them, and sew. Next put the top of the sleeve into the armhole, and hind the ra,w edges on the inside with a fitrip of the material cut on the croso. Bind or face the neck edge with a band of material cut on the cross. You may make this band either of the material of the romper or of some contrasting stuff. Gather the bottom of each leg. Join each band for the knec,4 into a ring, turn in the raw edges, fold, and sandwich the gathers be- tween these edges in exactly the same way as the sleeves. A romper this type is ruitable for chil-dren of from one to six years.

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