Vintage Fashions - Newest Effects in Tailor Modes for Women - 1900
FIGURE No. 186 T.—This unites a Ladies' coat and skirt, and is illustrated on page 573. The coat pattern, which is No. 4486 and costs 9d. or 20 cents, is in nine sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-six inches, bust measure, and is again shown on page 601. The skirt pattern, which is No. 4397 and costs 1s. or 25 cents, is in nine sizes for ladies from twenty to thirty-six inches, waist measure.
Mixed red and black cheviot was the material here employed in developing the skirt, which is decorated with strappings of plain goods, and shows the fashionable flare at the foot resulting from box-plaits introduced at the lower part of the side seams. The mode, which is in seven-gored style, is shaped to have the fashionable dip at the top and has an inverted double box-plait at the back. It may be in round or short-sweep length.
The smart coat is faultlessly adjusted and in this instance is developed in dark-green broadcloth, with machine-stitching for the finish. A shawl collar and the long shoulder effect are becoming features of the mode, and fancy strap-pings and stitching supply effective decoration. The sleeves bell over the hand, and the garment is closed with a fly.
The coat may be developed in melton, kersey and other coatings with a collar facing of velvet or peau de soie, and the skirt reproduced in any seasonable woolen goods.
FIGURE No. 187 T.—This comprises a Ladies' coat and skirt, and is illustrated on page 573. The coat pattern, which is No. 4482 and costs 9d. or 20 cents, is in nine sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-six inches, bust measure, and is again pictured on page GOO. The skirt pattern, which is No. 4448 and costs 10d. or 20 cents, is in nine sizes from twenty to thirty-six inches, waist measure.
For shopping, touring, etc., this toilette will prove particularly acceptable. English suiting and dark velvet were employed in the development, a tailor-like finish being given by stitching. The coat, which shows the long shoulder effect that is characteristic of military styles, is fitted closely ; it is gored to the shoulders, both front and back, and closed in double-breasted fashion with buttons and button-holes.
The fronts are turned back above the closing in stylish lapels that eXtend in points beyond the ends of the rolling collar, and at the lower edge the coat is fancifully shaped. The close-fitting sleeves are scolloped at the wrists and flare over the hands. The one-piece circular skirt is fitted perfectly close at the top, the fulness at the back being laid in an inverted box-plait. It ripples gracefully at the bottom and is in instep length.
Broadcloth, melton, kersey and similar coatings will develop the mode stylishly, with braid, self-strappings or velvet for the finish. The skirt is equally desirable for plaids and pattern fabrics as for plain goods.