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St. Asaph Rural District Council.

--)1118.-eo. The Housewife's…

Sanitary Inspectors' Conference.




DRESS OF THE DAY. A PRETTY NEW BLOUSE. Quite new in style and thoroughly smart and up-to-date in every way is the dainty blouse pictured in our sketch this week. This pretty garment, which by the way is quite an ideal blouse for coming Christmas festivities, is carried out in very soft satin x of a beautiful shade of pale Saxe blue, and is intended to be worn with a cloth or satin skirt of precisely the same shade. The blouse is cut out in a deep square at the neck, the bottom of this square coming down to below the level of the armholes. All round the edges of this square come two rows of rather heavy satin rat-tail, the inner row being set on in a succession Ct small loops. The blouse is quite plain over the shoulders, but has a certain amount of fulness at the waist, where it is allowed to pouch just the merest trifle. The sleeves SEASONABLE BLOUSE IN PALE SAXE BLt"F. SATIX. are cut in one with the blouse, and are almost close fitting, coming down to a point just a trifle above the elbows. The bottom of the sleeve is finished by a band of beauti- ful embroidery worked in glossy floss silks upon a background of wavy silk, the colour- ing exactly matching that of the satin. This band encircles the under part of the arm, but is shaped up to a point on the outer side, the upper edge being finished bv two rows of the satin rat-tail, exactly in the same way as the neck of the blouse. Inside the square opening in front comes a pretty crossover drapery in the finest and softest of ninon, which exactly matches the satin in colour. Above the drapery comes a dainty chemisette of fine ivory lace, which is mounted upon a lining of ivory ninon, thus producing a semi-transparent effect. The undersleeves of the blouse, which come some little distance below the elbow, are carried out in the lace, lined with the ivory ninon. The waistband, which is fairly wide, is made of the embroidered net, mounted, of course, upon satin, and is finished top and bottom by two rows of the satin rat-tail. THE POPULAR TOQUE. Toques are still as popular a feature of fashionable millinery as they were a few weeks ago, and scarcely a day passes but some pretty toque novelty or other is introduced by one clever milliner or another. At present the tendency seems all towards simplicity of effect, and though many of the newest models are somewhat exaggerated, perhaps, in size and shape, their trimming is almost invariably of the simplest. For instance, one of the very newest and smartest models I have seen during this last week was carried out in dark sapphire blue velvet, and was trimmed with nothing but a little narrow skunk. This toque had a full crown of the velvet, which was gathered round the base and set into a fairly wide, plain band of the velvet that came well down upon the head, and really formed the brim of the toque. The upper and lower edges of this band were finished by strips of skunk, the only other trimming on the toque consisting1 of a simple bow of velvet, the loops of which were bordered on either side by bands of the skunk. This bow was placed on the left side of the toque, the ends being arranged to stand out in most jaunty fashion. A DAINTY DRESSING JACKET. This pretty little garment is simple, but of very practical shape, and can easily be made at home by the woman who is clever with her needle. This serviceable gift would make a very appropriate present for any woman who loves dainty things around her. Made in the usual kimono style, the sleeves, of three-quarter length, arc cut in one with the garment, and the neck is shaped with a shallow V, the jacket fasten- ing with buttons and loops which are con- cealed beneath a big soft bow of satin ribbon. Both sides of the front and the neck are finished by a simple scallop, em- A VKTC1" l'KKTTY YULE-TIDE OUT. broidered with white twisted embroidery silk. The scallop develops into a more ela- borate affair round the hottom of the gar- ment. also on the sleeves, each scallop having a pretty little design worked into it. A spray of leaves and spots is worked across the front with excellent effect. Nun's veil- ing, flannel, delaine, or cashmere are all suitable for making up with this design. If a simpler garment is required the edges might bp finished with a plain scallop. The patter,1 takes three yards of 36-inch mate- rial. LACE IX FAVOUR. There is a great vogue just now for lace as a trimming for the winter's fashionable evening gowns. Sensibly the lace employed is generally chosen to correspond with the fabric upon winch it is used. Thus, upon the magnificent brocades and rich silks and satins which are such a feature of the present season's fashion, such laces as Vene- tian and Milanese point, and Irish guipere are generally employed, whilst delicate webs, such as Malinei-, Alen^on, and bloji.de appear upon the lighter and more filmy fabrics, such as net, ninon. etc.. which are also much worn this season. tint for all these laces, whether heavy or light in type, is the real old lace shade, a tone more akin to that of old parchment- than to anything else. In addition to these thread laces, there is a great demand for gold and silver laces, more especially for those of a slightly tarnished type. These are specially effective used in conjunction with some of the new brocades in which gold and silver threads form an important part of the design. The new metallic laces are wonder- ful examples of the manufacturers' skill, many of them being exquisite reproductions in gold or silver thread of beautiful antique pieces of Venetian and other magnificent laces.


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