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Vintage Fashions - Stylish Bluses for Women - 1900

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FIGURE No. 202 T.—This represents a Ladies' shirt-waist, or blouse, and is depicted on page 581. The pattern, which is No. 4526 and costs 9d. or 20 cents, is in nine sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-six inches, bust measure, and is differently portrayed on page 607 of this magazine.

This blouse illustrates the fashionable Juno bust effect, which is now the popular fancy of the hour. It is here shown made of light silk, and machine-stitching and groups of tiny buttons contribute much to the effectiveness of the mode. The front of the garment shows fashionable fulness at the neck and waist, and the overlapping front is cut in a series of points that increase the good style of the design.

A high stock, also pointed to harmonize with the front, tops the waist, which has slight fulness at the bottom of the broad hack. Point ed, sectional flare cuffs complete the close two-seam sleeves, and the waist is fashioned with the Marie Antoinette dip, which may be conventional or decided as liked.

All sorts of woolen and silken goods are adaptable to the mode, and, if liked, the overlapping edge of the front may be faced with silk or panne of a contrasting color
and covered with rows of stitching, the effect being exceedingly effective. The mode is
also suited to the development of cotton fabrics.

FIGURE No. 203 T. This represents a Ladies' shirt-waist or blouse. and is illustrated on page 58I. The pattern, which is No. 4541 and costs 9d. or 20 cents, is in nine sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-six inches, bust measure, and is shown in a different development on page 607.

The shirt-waist illustrated at this figure incorporates all the fashionable features depicted in the one just described and is in pretty contrast with it, showing the front and back tucked. Black taffeta was selected for the present development of the mode, which may be made with plain fronts and back, if the tucks be not liked.

Stylish gathered fulness appears at the lower part of the waist, and a pointed revers joined to the edge of the right front is a very pretty feature. The stock is plain and high and shows a scolloped upper edge, and flare cuffs falling over the hand finish the close two-seam sleeves. A stitched silk belt, closed at the front with a gold buckle completes the waist, which is decorated with an embroidery design.

There is such a large variety of fabrics adapted to the development of shirt-waists that the most particular woman can readily be suited, and any decoration liked may be added.

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