Vintage Fashions - Ladies Graceful Promenade Costume - 1900
FIGURE No. 149 T.—This illustrates a Ladies' two-piece costume. The pattern, which is No. 4454 and costs 1s. 3d. or 30 cents, is in nine sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-six inches, bust measure, and is again shown on page 439 of this issue.
A smart jacket sans revers and a graceful five-gored skirt compose the costume here stylishly developed in brown-and-white shepherd's plaid. Folds of smooth-faced cloth corresponding with the dark-brown check in the material and stitched with white were used as a decoration for the skirt and jacket.
Faultless adjustment characterizes the jacket, which is of stylish depth and laps in double-breasted fashion. Vents are formed at the darts and side-back seams to give the desirable spring below the waist, and a deep, rolling collar completes the neck. The close-fitting sleeves bell stylishly at the bottom.
An inverted box-plait at the lower part of each side seam and one at the centre of the back are features of the skirt, which flares at the foot and shows the fashionable dip.