Vintage Fashions - Waists For Afternoon Wear for Women - 1900
FIGURE No. 200 T.—This
represents Ladies' basque-waist, and is illustrated on
page 580. The pattern, which
is No. 4468 and costs 9d. or
20 cents, is in seven sizes for
ladies from thirty to forty-two inches, bust measure, and is shown in a different 4498 development on page 603.
Garibaldi sleeves are the predominating feature of the waist here shown in a stylish combination of light and dark silk in harmonizing shades, and effective garniture is contributed by white all-over applique lace and sections cut from the applique. The drooping outside fronts flare to the shoulders, revealing the full, pouching fronts that aro topped by a high stock.
The outside fronts are turned back in large revers, and a shapely belt defines the bottom of the mode, which shows the fashionable dip in front. The full undcr-sleeve reaches to the shoulder and is completed by a narrow band ; it is revealed in short puff effect below the close-fitting over-sleeve which is notched at the bottom on the upper side. Plain sleeves with flare cuffs may replace the Garibaldi sleeves.
Cloth in light-weight, crêpe de Chine, Louisine, peau de soie and novelty goods in solid and two-toned effects will handsomely develop the waist, and many effective combinations will result by a wise selection of fabrics and colors. Passementerie, all-over lace and fancy braid may be used to trim.
FIGURE No. 20I T.-This depicts a Ladies' basque-waist, and is illustrated on page 580. The pattern, which is No. 4505 and cogs 9d. or 20 cents, is in seven sizes for ladies
from thirty to forty-two inches, bust measure, and is pictured differently on page 604.
This stylish waist introduces the long effect from shoulder to bust that is now so much sought, and will show to excellent advantage a well-developed figure. The "1850" sleeves are novel features of the design, which shows a pretty arrangement of two varieties of braid, one having a picot edge and the other a plain edge.
Silk in a rich ruby shade spotted with black and plain white were chosen for the waist in the present instance. The broad, seamless back is cut in V shape at the top to disclose a shallow yoke, and the fronts are fancifully shaped and flare to reveal the vest, which reaches from shoulder to lower edge.
The waist dips fashionably in front and has graceful fulness drawn well to the centre, and the high stock is of unique shaping, extending in a deep point at the front over the vest and being reversed at the sides and back to form turn-over portions. The lower outline of the over-sleeve harmonizes with the fronts, and the full short under-sleeves are completed with wristbands.
Plain close-fitting sleeves are also in- 4482 eluded in the pattern, and a fitted belt of
plain dark silk, to which is attached a pointed strap at the front, follows the
lower edge of the waist and forms a pretty finish. Mode cloth combined with white silk overlaid with écru lace for the vest, yoke and collar and Liberty silk for the under-sleeves will produce a handsome waist for theatre or house wear; less expensive and more serviceable bodices are developed from cashmere, serge and vailing associated with silk or satin.