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Bridal Gown, and Toileete for Maid-of-Honour


FIGURE No. 188 T.—BRIDAL Gown.—This represents a Ladies' princess dress, and is illustrated on page 574. The pattern, which is No. 4529 and costs 1s. or 30 cents, is in six sizes for ladies from thirty-two to forty-two inches, bust measure, and may be seen again on page 592.

The rich fabrics associated in this gown, together with the perfect adjustment, make the mode one of marvellous beauty. Heavy white satin combined with all-over lace was used in the development, with ribbon, lace edging, chiffon ruchings and an artistic disposal of orange blossoms for garniture.

The dress is in princess style and closes at the back. Fulness is introduced below the waist-line at the centre of the back and arranged ill an underfolded double box-plait that falls into the long train, which may be in demi-length and have square or round corners.

At the lower part of the front and side-front seams fan-plaited sections are introduced with good results. A high stock-collar is at the neck, and the close-fitting two-seam sleeves are fancifully shaped at the wrist. A bolero is also included in the pattern, but in this instance is omitted.

The long tulle veil is secured under a wreath of orange blossoms.

Satin Duchesse, bengaline or corded taffeta could be associated with Renaissance, Cluny or Irish point, with ruches of mousseline, Liberty silk, and ribbon for garniture.

A handsome gown of heavy white silk has a decoration of white satin ribbon and appliqué lace arranged over the seams.

FIGURE No. 189 T.—TOILETTE FOR MAID-OF-HONOUR.— This includes a Ladies' waist or bodice and skirt, and is illustrated on page 574. The waist paftern. which is No. 4530 and costs 9d. or 20 cents,is in seven sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-two, inches, bust measure, and is also shown on page 606. The skirt pattern, which is No. 4534 and costs 1s. or 25 cents, is in seven sizes from twenty to thirty-two inches, waist measure, and is again illustrated on page 612.

Contrasting beautifully with the bridal gown is the toilette of the maid-of-honour. For its development pale-pink Liberty cloth in cue of the pastel tones was here chosen with tucked white chiffon for the guimpe and flowers gracefully arranged for garniture.

The waist is low and rounding at the top and is characterized by the " 1830 " shoulders. It is sleeveless and is gathered at the lower edge in front, the fulness puffing out prettily. The back is plaited at the bottom, and, in front, the fashionable dip is seen defined by a ribbon belt that encircles the waist.

The guimpe has the approved long shoulders, the armhole seams being concealed by the shoulders of the waist, but it may be made without shoulder seams, if desired. It eXtends to the line of the waist and closes at the hack, a high standing collar finishing the neck. The sleeves are in close one-seam style, dart-fitted at the elbow and finished with flare cuffs.

The skirt is in three-piece style, dart-fitted over the hips and has an inverted box-plait at the back. It is distinguished by a tucked circular flounce about the foot and may be made with a short-sweep or in round length. At the top, in front, the mode shows the approved Marie Antoinette dip to accord with the waist.

Nun's-vailing, crêpe de Chine, Liberty panne, etc., are used in reproducing the mode, with all-over lace or fancy silk for the guimpe and appliqués of lace for garniture. A stylish gown could beof white Libertysatinwith ruches of white chiffon edged with black velvet baby-ribbon. The guimpe may be of tucked Persian lawn.

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