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No. 254. COLLAR AND CUFF IN LINEN with row of stitching.
No. 255. COLLAR AND CUFF OF PLEATED LINEN with narrow lace edging. Nos. 256 & 257. MORNING CAP, CALLED MARMOTTE,
IN WHITE MUSLIN. No. 256. Wide crown, trianon brim, with Bruges lace all round; drapery, in surah plum-colour and pale blue, almost covers the crown, forming a sailor's knot, with falling ends.
No. 257. Same pattern as preceding, with a slight change in the arrangement of the trimming.
Nos. 258 & 259. COLLAR AND CUFF IN LINEN with bias band, buttons, and Valenciennes frills.
No. 260. HAT IN GREEN FELT with bandeau of green quilted silk under the brim ; band of velvet round head-piece ; bows of silk and feathers in two shades of green.
No. 261. COLLARETTE trimmed with bias bands and quilled Valenciennes.
No. 262. FEATHER TRIMMING, WITH BIRD. No. 263. STRAW HAT, WITH POINTED HEAD-PIECE.
Brim raised en diademe, lined with gathered blue faille and trimmed with a band of grey feathers, tied at the back with a ribbon and falling ends. A wide Scotch ribbon in pale blue and pink, is draped flatly round the head-piece; garland of variegated roses at the back.
No. 264. BROWN STRAW HAT with garland of field-flowers under the brim, fastened at the back with a bow of havana-brown ribbon ; the head-piece is surrounded by two ribbons, chestnut and havana-brown, which form a bow behind.
of pearl-grey grosgrain, and revers of the same material at the sides ; the jacket-bodice is very long in front, and cut square over a similar arrangement of the tunic, with bands and knotted fringe of pale grey.
No. 268. LITTLE GIRL'S NIGHTDRESS in longcloth, with shoulder piece and turned-down collar. No. 269. WHITE LINEN SHIRT FOR GENTLEMAN.
Nos. 270 & 271. COLLARETTES of feather trimming with quilling of lisse.
No. 272. GREY FOULARD DRESS. Dress of grey foulard, the skirt slightly trained and perfectly plain; jacket bodice with closely pleated frills of the same material. The effect of this simple and pretty toilette is brightened by narrow bands and bows of grosgrain silk, of a shade paler than the foulard. No. 273.--STRAW HAT, WITH LONG AMAZON FEATHER.
No. 274. GREY STRAW HAT. The brim, very wide, is bound with grey velvet put on quite fiat ; grey foulard surrounds the head-piece, as well as black velvet fastened at the back under a bow of the same ; panache of black and white feathers, the stalk of which is under the end of the scarf and velvet, at the top of the headpiece and under a bow similar to the first. No. 275. CHATELAINE HOLDER, OXYDISED SILVER.
This pretty design can be had in several shades of wrought metal, dull or bright. The device which conceals the hook is a wreath transfixed with two arrows tied together by a scroll of ribbon ; from the wreath falls a looped chain and a carabineer's hook.
No. 276. PEARL-GREY CASHMERE ROBE-DE-CHAMBRE.
Princess shape, without other trimming than blue buttons, high collar and round cape ; cuff on sleeves, and blue faille pleatings on all the edges; belt to match.
No. 277. INSERTION. This insertion can be worked either in fine linen, nansook, or mull muslin, and is intended for fronts of shirts.
No. 278. CHEMISE OF FINE LONGCLOTH, with embroidery round the neck and arms, and down the front.
Nos. 279 & 280. Two SHIRTS FOR BOYS.
Nos. 281 & 282. BABYS' BIBS. White piqué, with braiding of white soutache and feather. stitching
No. 283. LITTLE GIRL'S UNDER BODICE of fine long cloth. No. 284. KNICKERBOCKERS FOR LITTLE GIRLS OF
THREE YEARS OLD. Nos. 285 & 286. NIGHTDRESSES FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN
FIVE AND TEN YEARS OLD. The trimming employed is very narrow edging, plain stitching, and small tucks. Nos. 287 & 288. EDGING ÎN EMBROIDERY ON MUSLIN.
Nos. 289, 290. LADY'S CUFFS. In linen, stitching, and lace. No. 291. MANTELET FOR LITTLE GIRLS OF SIX YEARS OLD"
Mantelet of blue vigogne, with rosette of the same material and dark blue woollen fringe.
No. 292. TRIMMING.
No. 265. COLLARETTE OF VELVET with pleating of tulle; lace at the opening, with small bird.
į No. 266. FEATHER COLLARETTE, with velvet and pleating of lisse.
No. 267. BLACK SILK DRESS. Our fair readers will thank us for calling their attention to this charming costume. The slightly trained skirt of black corded silk, has graduated flounces headed by bands
laid flat pieces of white cloth, cut according to pattern (in illustration No. 295 we give the full size), the edges are vandyked, and the cloth embroidered with various coloured purse-silks in chain, knotted, and feather-stitch, the pattern is bordered with gold cord.
Nos. 299 & 300. LADY'S CUFFS IN EMBROIDERED CAMBRIC
AND PLEATED LINEN.
Nos. 301 & 302. CORNERS IN EMBROIDERY. These corners are worked in satin stitch, and are suitable for pocket handkerchiefs.
No. 303. ORNAMENTAL BASKET, SATIN STITCH.
Basket of black polished cane, with gilt studs. In front is an embroidery on black satin, worked with shaded brown silk and gold cantille in satin, overcast, and knotted stitch. On the lid are bows of brown taffetas ribbon.
No. 293. COLLAR ÎN PLEATED LACE, CAMBRIC, AND
EMBROIDERY. No. 294. COLLARETTE OF LINEN, with falling collar and ruche of Valenciennes. Sleeve of linen and Valenciennes lace.
No. 296. LADY'S KNITTED GLOVE. Materials, fine black wool and steel knitting-needles. With the exception of the double gauntlet and the pattern on the back, this glove is worked entirely with plain knitting It is begun from the wrist with 160 stitches, and knitted in the round as follows :-Alternately knit 2, purl 2. Repeat for 12 rounds. 13th round : knit 2 together, thus reducing the number of stitches to 80. 14th to 33rd round: plain knitting. For the upper part of the work, take fresh needles and wool, both being of the same size as those already used, and, leaving the work just knitted, cast on 160 stitches and knit 13 rounds like the first 13 rounds above described. Then consult the illustration, and place the two gauntlets in the manner there represented, knitting them together in plain knitting. When this is done, knit o more rounds, alternately, knit 1, purl 3, this completes the gauntlet. For the hand of the glove knit 40 rounds plain, forming the 3 ribs on the back as follows after the first 9 stitches of the round, purl 3 and repeat twice at intervals of 10 knitted stitches. In the 4th round the gusset for the thumb is commenced ; and it is enclosed by a ribbed line of purl stitch worked in every alternate round till the 40th. The increasing for the gusset begins in the 4th round by knitting out of the 48th and goth stitches; knit 1, purl 1. This increase is repeated 3 times, with intervals of 2 rounds between, then 4 times with intervals of 3 rounds between, and again twice with 4 rounds between, so that the com. pleted gusset is 23 stitches broad. After 2 more rounds have been knitted, take the 23 stitches of the gusset on separate needles, cast on 14 stitches on a fresh needle, and knit the thumb in the round on these 37 stitches. In the 4th, 7th, 1oth, and 13th rounds i stitch must be decreased at the beginning and end of the 14th stitch last cast on. Then follow 24 rounds without increase or decrease, and narrow off the thumb by decreasing I stitch 5 times at regular intervals in the following round. Repeat this decreasing after 3 rounds, then after 2, and lastly after 1, after which the decreasing is continued in the same places until all the stitches are used up. The hand is then continued for 30 rounds, taking in the lower parts of the 14 stitches cast on for the thumb, and knitting 17 out of them. Then 6 times in every other row, decrease i stitch at the beginning and end of these 17 stitches. When the hand is completed, the little finger is commenced by taking the 10 first and 7 last stitches of the round on separate needles, casting on 6 stitches on a new needle and knitting : 36 rounds on the 23 stitches. In the 3rd round decrease i at the beginning and end of the 6 stitches newly cast on, continue the decreasing as in the thumb. For the 4th finger, take up the underparts of the 6 stitches, 12 stitches from the back and 8 from the front of the hand on separate needles, the 9 extra stitches are cast on, and 46 rounds knitted on these 35 stitches. Decrease in the end, 4th, and 6th rounds on each side of the newly cast-on stitches, and 2nd and 6th rounds on each side of the 6 stitches taken up from the little finger, point the finger as before directed. The middle finger is knitted in the same way, only that it should be a little wider and longer. Taking up the remaining stitches, knit 60 rounds for the forefinger, decreasing in the 2nd, 4th, and 6th rounds, and pointing as above described.
No. 297. TRIMMING IN CHAIN STITCH ON NET.
The chain stitch is worked on muslin, which is then cut away from the net.
No. 298. LAMP MAT, APPLIQUE EMBROIDERY. This mat is made of fancy straw, with a puffing, 31 inches broad, of blue satin round the edge. On this puffing are
No. 304. BLACK CHIP BONNET, lined with quilling of pale blue ribbon, trimmed with loops of
Gloire de Dijon rose under the brim.
No. 305. DESSERT SERVIETTES. Serviettes of grey damask, fringed round the edge and embroidered with overcast stitch in corners. After tracing it on the damask, the outlines of the pears, apples, plums, blackberries, the leaves, veining, and tendrils are worked with overcast stitch in scarlet marking-cotton. No. 306. ORNAMENTAL FOOTSTOOL, CRETONNE
EMBROIDERY. Circular cushion of black satin, slashed round in vandykes over a puffing of scarlet satin. In the centre of the cushion is an appliqué embroidery of cretonne. This pretty work leaves much to the taste of the embroidress; it is effected by cutting out flowers, leaves, and buds of cretonne, and sewing them on the satin ground, with overcast stitches of the same coloured silk. The veins, tendrils, and stems are worked with shaded green or brown silk in overcast stitch and point russe. The cushion is lined with oilcloth, and finished off with silk cord and rings for handles.
Nos. 307 & 308. HATS FOR THE COMING SEASON.
Hat of black chip, the brim lined with white silk closely pleated, and edged with a ruching of tulle. În front, bow of back velvet, with crimson and pale pink roses, leaves, and buds. Round the crown a twist of white ribbon arranged on the right side in bows and ends, which hang down at the back. A handsome black ostrich feather and jet agraffe complete the trimming.
Nos. 309 & 310. TRIMMING FOR BALL DRESSES.
A strip of white grenadine cut on the straight, edged with net and pleated in the manner shown in our illustration. The pleats are here arranged in threes, and the strip of grenadine has also a band of the saine material.
No. 311. NANSOOK CRAVATTE. This cravatte, which can be made either of nansook or batiste cut on the straight, is worked along each edge with button-hole stitch in scallops, and 16 rows of the same work ornament the ends ; it is folded and arranged in a bow and ends according to the illustration.
GREY STRAW HAT. Hat of grey straw, the brim lined with grey grosgrain ; trimming, grey ribbon and shaded ostrich feathers.
Nos. 313 & 314. CORSET WITH BAND, A new style of white corset made of twill, with a graduated band, and narrow embroidery round the edge.