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Toilettes for Rainy Days


FIGURE No. 198 T.—LADIES' TWO-PIECE COSTUME.—This represents a Ladies' costume, and is pictured on page 579. The, pattern, which is No. 4536 and costs 1s. or 30 cents, is in nine sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-six inches, bust measure, and is again shown on page 591.

The well-dressed woman bestows as much attention now a-days to the fit and finish of her rainy-day costume as to her more elaborate gowns. Costumes of this style are now called hygienic on account of their shortened skirt, and they are as suitable for golfing, touring and rinking, as for stormy weather and general wear. The one here illustrated is made of striped suiting with stitching for the finish.

The skirt is a four-piece mode and may be in instep or shorter length, and has two inverted box-plaits at the back.

The jacket-basque is accurately adjusted, the bust darts and side-back seams terminating to form short vents. The sleeves are close-fitting, in two-seam style, and the barque is prettily notched below the closing, which is mane at the centre. A high turn-down collar gives neck completion, and the long shoulder effect is strongly emphasized.

In gray homespun or waterproof cloth, the costume will be serviceable as well as attractive, with stitched strappings of the material or rows of braid for trimming.

FIGURE No. 199 T.—LADIES' TOILETTE.—This combines a Ladies' jacket and skirt, and is illustrated on page 579. The jacket pattern, which is No. 4402 and costs 10d. or 20 cents, is in nine sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-six inches, bust measure. The skirt pattern, which is No. 4528 and costs 9d. or 20 cents, is in nine sizes for ladies from twenty to thirty-six inches, waist measure, and is also shown on page 616.

A trim short jacket and a five-gored hygienic skirt that may be in instep or shorter length are successfully united in this toilette. The material selected for the development was mixed cheviot, with stitched strappings for the finish. The jacket, which suggests a point at the lower edge in front and is snugly fitted at the sides and back, closes diagonally, but may be worn open if desired.

A high flare collar is at the neck, and the closely adjusted two-seam sleeves are finished in cuff effect with strappings. The five-gored skirt has a narrow side-gore and is distinguished by a fiat circular flounce frout beneath which the skirt may be cut away. The flounce gives desirable fulness around the lower edge, but its use is a matter of taste. The mode, which closes at the left side-front seam has an inverted box-plait at the back in habit style, and is desirable for golfing, travelling and other outing wear.

Scotch or Euglish tweed, covert cloth, Venetian, homespun, serge, etc., in suitable colors are useful fabrics and braid or stitchod strappings are the most approved finish.

The jacket is also suitable for development in fur, velvet, etc. A handsome golfing toilette for a brunette was fashioned from dark-red serge, with strappings for the finish.

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