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DRESSMAKING AT HOME. By SYLVIA. An Overall for the War-Worker. Now that women are taking so great « share in war work, and many ladies are help- ing in all sorts of ways where overalls are aa absolute necessity, I am illustrating a deaigB in No. 1,913 which for suitability and sim- plicity is hard to beat. Prom the smaller sketch you will at once grasp the method of its cut and fastening, and see how easy it is to put on-the latter a very important detail, as I know by experi- eir-ee in such matters. The back, as I think is clearly shown, has the waist-part extended into long straps, which are brought round and buttoned in front. The pattern is cut in two parts if the mate- rial be wide enough; if not, you can join it under the arms, and also join on the strap, in order to prevent any waste of material. In order to pass the two ends round the waist a slot in the opening under the arm is PATTERN NO. 1,913. I as I need hardly point out, other- wise the one end could not be brought round to meet the other, as it would be underneath. The darts in the front are quite optional; but some workers prefer a smoothly-fitting to a loose front for a practical affair, though I may point out that the darts are of use in order to secure the ends of the pocket to something a little firmer than the material. Fo Cut Out and Make Up. The centre-fronts should be placed to the ■elvedges, as these edges are quite straight, and you should then smooth out your mate- rial in order to see whether a join will be needed or not under the arms, or only pieces have to be added at the lower part of the back. Having cut out and allowed turnings for hem and seams, stitch the fronts together; make the darts; also stitch oil the pocket, which will requite strengthening with, tape at the top and curved edges; then finish oil neck and back, having joined on the required pieces for the straps. The neck-part of back 3;n d front will require strengthening with tape, also the armholes, whillst the rest can be hemmed, and be sure and put a good deep one at the lower edge. Lastly, make the buttonhole and sew on the button at ends of front strap, or sew on tape to tie with if preferred, and finish off. m* overall will require four yards of 33. inel; material. A Basqued Blouse. Here is a nice design for the matron who waul-S something a little more dressy than the ordinary blouse. In No. 1.914 the bodice effect is attained by cutting the front in two pieces-the side por- tions being slightly gathered to the front, the PATTERN NO". 1,914. I seaming together being accomplished by means of faggoting or other fancy stitching. Though woollen goods can be used, this de- sign is especially suitable to something smarter, and such materials as thin silk and coloured "Jap" or Shantung can be men- tioned in this connection as giving excellent results; but satin corresponding or harmonis- ing in colour with the skirt fabric would make a smart and perfectly useful bodice for autumn wear, the transparent faggoted" seams, for which coarse silk would be em- ployed, giving the relief necessary. I C, To Cut Out and Make Up. Having chosen your material, which may be of wool or silk, place the to the selvedges, and, the side-portions to correspond with these. The centre-back goes to a fold. A'low ample turnings when cutting out, hav- i;¡.\{ marked the outline very carefully. When ready, turn in. stitch, and finish off th-" front edges, then turn in and tack those of side-portions, gather that corresponding to front, a wee bit, then join the edges as I have I mentioned above. If you do not feel equal to this, use a narrow passementerie, but the stitchery is smarter. Finish the back to cor- respond". then join the front to this at shoulder and under-arm seams, neaten and press, and be very careful that the seams meet. Make the neck band. with which is worn a litHe pointed muslin affair, sew to neck and finish off. Now join sleeves, make the cuffs and secure to the slightly-gathered wrist-portions by faggoting to correspond with the bodice"; then arrange in armhole and fasten off. Lastly, hem the basque, secure the bodice to the band and the Basque to the lower edge, sew on the fastenings, face HI side, and finish off. The blouse will require 21 yards of double- width material.



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