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Vintage Fashions - Women's Outdoor Toilette and Long Coat - 1900

Women's Outdoor Toilette and Long Coat



This combines a Ladies' jacket and skirt. The jacket pattern, which is No. 4458 and costs 10d. or 20 cents, is in nine sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-six inches, bust measure, and is differently portrayed on page 443. The skirt pattern, which is No. 4449 and costs 10d. or 20 cents, is in nine sizes from twenty to thirty-six inches, waist measure, and may he again seen on page 461.

Blue suiting showing a fine stripe was here used in developing the stylish toilette, with a finish of stitching. The double-breasted jacket is a particularly smart design; it shows graceful adjustment and is closed in double-breasted style with buttonholes and buttons and turned back above the closing to form lapels that are silk faced.

A rolling collar finishes the neck. and the collar and also the turn-tack cuffs completing the two-seam sleeves are faced with velvet. Laps conceal the openings to inserted pockets.

The skirt is a five-gored mode and is in instep length, but may be shorter, if liked. It shows the fashionable dip at the top, and flares gracefully at the bottom, where an inverted box-plait is introduced at each side seam, and the fulness in the back is also disposed of in an inverted box-plait. Strappings and stitching give a neat finish. The jacket may be developed inmelton, kersey, tweed or broadcloth, and the skirt in cheviot, serge, double-faced cloth, etc.


This portrays a Ladies' coat. The pattern, which is No. 4424 and costs 1s. or 25 cents, is .in six sizes for ladies from thirty-two to forty-two inches, bust measure, and is again shown on page 441 of this issue..

The value of a stylish and becoming long coat is fully appreciated at this season, and a novelty is presented at this figure developed in fine covert cloth, with self-strappings and buttons for decoration.

The back is semi close-fitting and the double-breasted fronts are turned back at the top to form stylish revers that lap to the throat. The fronts and backs are cut away on the shoulders to accommodate the Raglan sleeve, which is a feature of the mode.

A turn-back cuff completes the sleeve, which is in bell style at the bottom, and fancifully shaped flaps are arranged over the openings to large hip-pockets inserted in the fronts. The high flare collar becomingly completes the neck and is held in position by a small, pointed strap.

Kersey, melton, broadcloth, etc., will develop comfortable coats by the mode. If intended for wear in warm climates, mohair and lighter-weight materials may be used satisfactorily.

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