Girls Dresses and Costumes 7372 7405 7378 7428 - 1904
Baby-blue viyella was used to reproduce No. 7372 in this figure, and black velvet and Cluny lace provide contrast. Dress No. 7405 was developed in ecru French flannel, as here portrayed, with burnt orange taffeta bands. This stylish costume, No. 7378, was constructed of green-and-white plaid with accessories of white. Cream rep granite is shown in this smart little frock of Russian design, the number of which is 7428.
Girls’ Box-Plaited Dress No. 7372
7372—Girls’ Box-Plaited Dress, with or Without the Bertha Straps and Cuffs, and with High or Round Neck and Attached Gored Skirt.
The yoke is the principal feature of many of the new designs for girls’ dresses and invariably adds to the becomingness of a mode.
All-over lace afforded a note of contrast to the dress of bluet cashmere here depicted, which may be made high in the neck and completed by a standing collar or cut out in round outline.
The bertha straps are a decorative detail but need not be added. A body lining is used, and the blouse is ornamented with box-plaits at each side of the front and back and tucked to simulate an inverted box-plait at the center of the front, closing being affected at the back in military style.
Gathers control the fulness at the belt, over which the blouse puffs slightly all around. Sleeves of the bishop type made over close linings are employed and finished by wristbands supporting tab cuffs.
The skirt is tucked and plaited to correspond with the blouse and is attached to the body.
Wheat-colored Lansdowne, with a round-necked yoke of tucked Brussels net, suggests a dainty little frock, and desirable reproductions may be made from plaid poplin united with plain silk, woolen materials with velvet, and mercerized cotton goods.
Buttons form a very pleasing decoration, and braid in any preferred design or folds of silk may be used for trimming.
Pattern 7372 is in 9 sizes for girls from 6 to 14 years of age. For a girl of 9 years, the dress needs 3 3/8 yards of material 44 inches wide, with 5/8 yard of all-over lace to cover collar and yoke. Price of pattern, 20 cents.
Girls’ Russian Dress No. 7405
7405—Girls’ Russian Dress, with Boot and Skirt in One.
The Russian modes are prominent in young peoples’ fashions and are shown in many and varied effects. A design having the body and skirt in one is here portrayed.
A broad box-plait is introduced at the back and gathers at the neck regulate the fulness in front, the waist-line shirrings being held in position by a stay underneath.
The right front overlaps the left in the characteristic manner of the Russian modes, and a belt secured under a button closes in line with the front.
A deep hem is allowed at the lower edge of the dress, which is topped by a standing collar.
The sleeves are of the bishop type mounted on close linings and lengthened by wristbands. Fancy braid afforded a smart trimming on the blue serge of which the frock was made.
White flannel would be effective with gold braid, and red or jade-green kersey might be trimmed with plain and fancy braid. Cheviot, cashmere, corduroy and velveteen are also used.
Pattern 7405 is in 10 sizes from 3 to 12 years of age. For 9 years, it needs: 5 1/8 yards of material 44 inches wide. Price, 15 cents.
Girls Costume No. 7378
7378—Girls 'Costume: consisting of a Blouse, Worn with or without a Separate Linen Eton Collar; and a Five-Gored Kilt Skirt attached to an Under-Body.
A new design, which is chiefly to be commended for its stylish shaping, is here pictured in blue Paquin cheviot, and with an Eton collar of white linen, but this may be replaced by one of the material or of silk or velvet.
The blouse shows no fulness save at the waist-line, where it is gathered into a band, over which it sags all around.
The back is plain, and a wide box-plait is arranged at the center of the front, the closing being made underneath. The sleeves are of the bishop type, lengthened by cuffs.
An underbody, closed at the back with buttons and buttonholes, acts as a support for the skirt, which is shaped by five gores arranged in kilt plaits.
Red wool canvas might be trimmed with black soutache braid, and mercerized cottons will also prove suitable.
Pattern 7378 is in 9 sizes from 6 to 14 years of age. For 9 years, it needs 3 5/8 yards of material 44 inches wide, with 1/2 yard of linen. Price, 20 cents.
Girls' Russian Dress No. 7428
7428—Girls' Russian Dress, Slipped over the Head, with Removable Shield and a Shawl or Sailor Collar, and the Body and Skirt in One.
Tucks add materially to the good style of the design here portrayed in oak-brown Sicilian, machine-stitching, a leather belt and silk tie providing the only ornamentation.
A removable shield with a standing collar is an important feature. The neck is open, allowing the dress to be slipped over the head, and is finished by a large collar in sailor or shawl outline.
Two tucks at each side of the back and front are stitched as far as the belt, whence they fall free, the body and skirt being in one and a deep hem completing the lower edge.
A tuck in the outside of the sleeves, which are in bishop style, extends from shoulder to wristband, and straps are attached to the side seams to hold the belt in place.
Carreaux plaid cheviot is suggested for duplicating the design and would be pretty with accessories of a plain color to correspond.
Light-weight zibeline, lady’s - cloth, melton, vicuna, Venetian, cashmere, Henrietta, clan plaids and wash materials are adaptable.
Pattern 7428 is in 10 sizes for girls from 3 to 12 years of age. For 9 years, it needs 3 1/4 yards of material 44 inches wide. Price, of pattern, 15 cents.
“Girls Dresses and Costumes,” in The Delineator: An Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Fashion, Paris-London-New York-Toronto: The Butterick Publishing Co. Ltd., Vol. LXIII, No. 2, February 1904, p. 218-219.