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Ladies' Maternity Costume and House Gown 1901

Ladies’ Maternity Costume, in a Short Sweep or Round Length: consisting of a Jacket Basque, with a Vest, a Lining Front Regulated by Elastics in Casings, and Continental or Two-Seam Sleeves.

No. 4973. – Ladies Maternity Costume.

No. 4973. – Ladies Maternity Costume.

Ladies’ Maternity Costume, in a Short Sweep or Round Length: consisting of a Jacket Basque, with a Vest, a Lining Front Regulated by Elastics in Casings, and Continental or Two-Seam Sleeves.

Also, a Seven-Gored skirt with an Extension at the Top, for Lengthening the Front and Sides, and an Inverted Box-Plait At The Back, Plaits At The Sides, And A Casing With Tape About The Waist, For Adjusting.

For Description see Page 642.

Description

Brown lady's cloth was selected to develop the costume pictured on page 533, white Liberty silk, white satin overlaid with appliqués and narrow black velvet ribbon supplying the necessary contrast.

The jacket basque, which may display a plain or scalloped lower outline, fits snugly at the back, and has semi-fitted fronts that are rolled back in oddly shaped revers and flare over a vest that is tucked at the top and gathered at the bottom under a crushed ribbon.

The vest is arranged over lining fronts that are fashioned without darts, the fulness being regulated by elastics inserted in casings, and a closing is made at the center.

An Aiglon collar opens over a stock-collar tucked to accord with the vest, and the sleeves are in Continental style consisting of over-sleeves rolled to form deep cuffs, and full puffs finished with wristbands fastened with button and loops. Plain two-seam sleeves are also provided.

The skirt is shaped for short sweep or round length and in the medium sizes measures about four yards and one-half at the lower edge.

An extension is allowed at the top of the front and sides so that it may be lengthened to meet the requirements of the figure.

The side-gores are laid in inverted plaits, while a similar pleat provides the fulness at the back; and a tape inserted in a casing secures the adjustment at the waist-line and regulates the fullness.

Dressmaker Options

Dark materials are the most proper for maternity wear, and the mode may produce an elegant gown in dark-blue cashmere relieved by brocade in a lighter shade of blue, and cream-colored mousseline for the vest.

Henrietta, vailing, light-weight serge, and pebble suitings may also be employed.

Pattern Information

We have pattern No. 4973 in six sizes for ladies from thirty-two to forty-two inches, bust measure.

To make the costume for a lady of medium size, requires six yards and one-half of fabric forty-four inches wide, with a yard and three-eighths of material forty-five inches wide, for vest, stock, puffs and wristbands, and seven eighths of a yard of satin twenty inches wide for inside of the Aiglon collar and for facing cuffs and revers.

Price of pattern, 1S. or 30 cents.

No. 4954. — Ladies' Maternity House Gown or Wrapper.

No. 4954. — Ladies' Maternity House Gown or Wrapper.

Ladies' Maternity House Gown or Wrapper, with or Without the Draped Bolero; Having A Princess Back, and the Full Front of the Body sewed to the Skirt Front, which has as Extension above the Joining for Lengthening. (For Description see Page 543.)

Description

A house gown designed especially for maternity wear is shown on page 534 made up in pink crêpe de Chine trimmed with lace appliqué.

The mode is characterized by a princess back that falls in a graceful sweep, and the skirt is seamed to the body at the waistline in front, where an extension is allowed for lengthening the front and sides.

The draped bolero falls loose and free over the fronts and at the back describes a deep point; its use, however, is a matter of taste. A fitted lining, having the bust darts left open and drawn together by laces, supports the gown, which closes at the center of the front.

A crushed stock, worn over a standing collar, is at the neck. Two-seam sleeves which have slight gathered fulness at the top and are in bell outline at the lower edge area becoming feature but maybe straight-around if a more everyday effect is desired.

Ribbon ties with long ends are bowed over the closing.

Dressmaker Options

Silk, Henrietta cashmere, challis and mercerized gingham are suggested for the gown.

Pattern Information

We have pattern No. 4954 in six sizes for ladies from thirty-two to forty-two inches, bust measure.

For a lady of medium size, the gown needs seven yards and a half of fabric forty-four inches wide.

Price of pattern, 1S. or 30 cents.

“Ladies’ Maternity Costume 4973” and “Ladies’ Maternity House Gown or Wrapper 4954” in The Delineator, New York: The Butterick Publishing Co., Limited, Vol. LVII, No. 4, April 1901, p. 533-534, 542-543.

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