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A DAINTY WEE FROCK.

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A DAINTY WEE FROCK. In addition to the distinctively party frocks, of which there are «o many to be seen just now, children's mitfitL-ers are show- ing some really delightful frocks that are simple enough for Sunday and similar best wear at home, and yet are smart enough for any but quite full dress party occasions, just the very thing, in fact, for a children's after- noon, a visit to the pantomime, etc. Our sketch pictures one of the very prettiest and newest of these frocks, a charming little garment, well calculated to show oh to per- fection the dimpled ijo aiiy of Molly or Joan. The original of this lit tie frock (which, by the way, was turned out by one of the most famous children's outfitters in town) was carried put in a very delicate and pretty shade of Sax blue, the materials being a thin, eoft crepe-de-chine and an equally soft and not very lustrous satin. The upper part of this little frock is cut straight across both the front and back, and is shaped out to a point on the top of each sleeve, the edge being finished by a broad band of the satin. On each shoulder back and front are caught together by narrow straps of the satin, which are fastened down at each end by small satin-covered buttons. A dainty semi- transparent chemisette of fine Irish guipure, which is mounted over two or three thick- nesses of chiffon, appears above the top of the dress. The crepe-de-chine (which, by A CHABMING GARMENT FOR A CHARMING CHILD. the way, is of precisely the same shade as the satin) is gathered across both front and back and set on to the lower edge of the satin band. The frock is again gathered at the natural waistline, the junction between bodice and skirt being concealed by a broad sash of the satin. The little skirt, too, is gathered round the waist and again a short distance from the bottom, where it is set into a broad band of the satin. This band is very much wider at the sides than in front or at the back, the upper edge being shaped in a pretty curve. Small satin straps, caught down at each end by satin-covered buttons, are carried from the satin to the crepe-de-cliine at intervals all round the upper edge of this band. The sleeves are gathered at the top and set into the 6atin bands which come down in a point on each shoulder, and are finished at the bottom by large turn back cuffs of the satin, the upper edge of which is caught down to the sleeve by two of the little buttoned straps. This frock, I need hardly say, is simply charming carried out in an alliance of white crepe-de- chine and satin, when it at once becomes a very smart and dressy model. The same idea may also be realised with great success in darker and more serviceable shades. A COMFORTABLE PYJAMA SUIT. Interest in our own feminine garments must not be allowed to make us completely oblivious to the fact that the male members of the family also require a certain amount of consideration, and though there are not many garments which can be made at home for one's men-folk, a substantial saving may be effected by making their 'underwear at hcme. The home-made garment usually weai-s twice as long as the ready-made article; then, too, when it actually does begin to wear out, there are plenty of pieces of material left over from the making which come in splendidly for repairs-a very im- if portant matter, as every housewife knows. Or sketch shows a very comfortable suit of pyjamas of excellent shape, and well within the power of the home worker, whilst the choice of material gives one plenty of oppor- tunity for individuality. The suit may be I WINTER GARMENTS IN VYELLA. carried out in flannel, flannelette, Oxford shilling, or vivella, the latter fabric being admirable for this purpose. Very effective designs are to be obtained in the special pyjama flannel, too. It is as well to choose fairly strong colouring, as the material has to be subjected to so much washing that it inevitably fades a little. Blues usually fade much more quickly than do greens, lilacs, and mixtures. The coat of the pyjama suit is loose- fitting, and comfortably covers the hips. A neat. little collar turns" back from the neck, this collar being of double material and machined all round the edge. The coat, fastens down the front with buttons of good size, these to be neatly covered with the material of which the suit is made. Usually large linen buttons serve well for the pur pose. Notice that buttons are sewn on the right side and buttonholes worked on the left. To negrlect to follow this rule in making- garments or our m«-folk is -a (r tlie ninau-ur winker. This pattern takes G1 yards of 36-inch material. THE POPULARITY OF FUR. Fur is having an enormous vogue as a trimming for evening gowns just now. Those of my readers who were present at any of the recent Christmas dances must have been struck by the great number of pretty frocks which showed a touch of fur somewhere or other. Even upon the most diaphanous materials, such for instance as ninon, gaure-de-soie, etc., fur is just as much in evidence as it is upon the heaTY, rich fabrics with which one is more accus- tomed to associate it. Nor is its use con- fined only to the older, or married woman, many of the prettiest debutantes' frocks showing a touch of pure-white fur some- where or other, often in the shape of a smart bow on the bodice.

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