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645.--GIRL'S COSTUME BACK.-Price of Pattern, 38. These New Bonnets can be had from MADAME L. DE TOUR, 30, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden.


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OF FOUR TO Six YEARS OLD. Mantle of dark grey cloth, with waistband, and pocket on the right side. The back is arranged in box pleats. Horn buttons are employed on the sleeves and pocket, and to fasten the mantle.


OLD. Paletot of light brown cloth, bound with braid, and trimmed with large horn buttons.

No. 644. BLACK VELVET BONNET, With écru-coloured lace, and Damascus ribbon of the same shade. A cluster of roses, leaves, and berries rest on the hair, and one small rose is placed above bows and ends of black grosgrain ribbon at the back of the bonnet.


From a model of Madame Day-Fallette. This, like most vêtements intended for children, is made of white cloth. If preferred, it can be made in grey or maroon, but the white looks best. The back is drawn in in a pleat at the waist, and it is quite plain in front. The hussar sleeves are long and straight. The trimming consists of blue silk braid of two widths put on in brandebourgs.


YEARS OLD, Paletot of dark blue reversible cloth, with trimming of narrow black worsted braid, and black grelots. Below the back of the waist loops and ends of black grosgrain ribbon. No. 630. DRESS FOR CHILDREN OF THREE TO FIVE

YEARS OLD. Dress of dark blue serge, piped with cashmere of a lighter shade. Echarpe of the latter material. At the neck the serge is turned down en revers, below which is a double row of buttons covered with blue cashmere.

No. 631. Child's CHEMISE OF FINE LAWN, Trimmed with embroidery and fastened on the shoulders by means of a button and buttonhole. No. 633. New PALETOT OF DARK BLUE BOUCLE CLOTH,

WITH COAT SLEEVES. Collar, deep cuffs, and pocket flaps of black velvet. Large buttons covered with black velvet are arranged on the pockets and down the front of the mantle.


WITH WIDE SLEEVES. Trimming of passementerie and crepe silk fringe. The mantelet opens rather low in front with a knot and long ends of grosgrain ribbon of the same shade. Similar bows and ends at the back and on the sleeves.

No. 647. CONFECTION FOR A CHILD. From a pattern of Madame Day-Fallette, 15, Boulevard de

la Madeleine. This model is a very simple one, and is made in either grey or white cloth. The pattern upon it is embroidered in royal blue silk. The double pockets at the sides simulate aumonières.

No. 648. MORNING CAP Of white mull muslin, with écharpe at the back. The trimming consists of pink grosgrain ribbon, with bow and ends at the top, and pleated frill of Valenciennes lace. Nos. 649, 650.' PALETOT OF BLACK REVERSIBLE CLOTH, With wide collar and trimming of black fur. A broad black braid is introduced in bands and loops on the paletot and sleeves, and is trimmed at the back, and wrists, and down the front with large jet buttons.

No. 651. SWINGING HAMMOCK. Netting. These hammocks are being introduced in rooms, verandahs, and arbours, and are made as follows: A special netting needle shaped out of a thin, smooth piece of wood (see Illustration 656), a mesh 8} inches broad and a quantity of sufficiently thick string, are required for the netting. Every knot is ornamented with a tuft of scarlet wools ; several ends of wool, each two inches long, are placed within the knot before it is drawn up, and then wool and string are drawn up together. A cylindrical piece of wood 1$ inches in diameter, is threaded through the first row of netting the short way of the work, and at the long way, a thick cord or rope is threaded through every stitch. This rope is arranged in loops at each corner of the netting, and serves for hanging up the hammock. The netting may vary, of course, in size, but always retains its oblong form.

For a handkerchief, worked with point lace braid.

No. 653. FRINGE OF FINE BLACK SILK CORD Worked in a knotted pattern, and finished off with tassels of black purse silk, each tassel having a centre of narrow black corded ribbon.

No. 635. WATERPROOF MANTLE OF DARK GREY CLOTH Arranged at the back with close pleats, which are strapped across

by broad black braid. Trimmed with horn buttons. Sleeves trimmed to correspond. The front view will be seen on the pattern sheet. Nos. 638,639. SHORT, HALF-FITTING PALETOT OF BLACK BOUCLE CLOTH, WITH MODERATELY WIDE COAT SLEEVES.

Trimming of beaver skin and figured worsted braid. Across the front, and at the back of the neck, loops and tassels of passementerie. Turned-down collar of beaver skin. Nos. 642 & 645. SMALL, TIGHT-FITTING PALETOT OF

STEEL BLUE CLOTH Trimmed with black silk braid, shot with silver, and with large horn buttons, ornamented with mother of pearl. The braid is arranged to form a collar, finished off in front with bows and ends of black grosgrain ribbon.

No. 643. BONNET OF CREAM-COLOURED FELT, With turned-up brim, lined with dark green velvet. A cream-coloured brocaded ribbon is wreathed round the bonnet, and an ostrich feather of the same colour is placed above the brim. On the hair is a bright shaded wing, and a pale yellow rose. A rose with leaves is also placed on the left side of the brim.

Satin stitch, worked on nansook muslin.

Satin and Overcast Stitch. This design is embroidered on a ground of nansook, batiste, or mull muslin, in satin, overcast and buttonhole stitch. The Venetian bars are then put in, and the outer edge scalloped and buttonhole stitched.


ETC. Trace the design on tracing paper, over which place Brussels net and cambric; go over the outlines with embroidery cotton, and arrange the point lace braid according to the Illustration. Then work the outlines in overcast and buttonhole stitch. The anchor is filled up with plain stitch, and the pattern joined together by Venetian bars. The outer edge is then finished off with a pearl edging, and the net and cambric are cut away from the embroidery where indicated.

No. 658. JET INSERTION, For trimming mantles, etc.

Nos. 659 & 661. STAND FOR GARDENING TOOLS. As the winter draws on, much of our gardening will be reduced to tending the plants and flowers in our drawingrooms, and it is for such a purpose that the stand, of which we give an Illustration in No. 659, is intended to be used. The frame is of polished cane, with sides and foundation of cardboard, covered with strong grey sail-cloth or canvas. In front, the case stands about 8 inches high, and at the back 12 inches. The cardboard for the foundation is cut, of course, to fit the frame, and is joined to the side-pieces by narrow strips of dark red leather, as shown in the Illustration.

The outside of the canvas is embroidered on the design given in Illustration No. 661. After tracing the outlines upon the canvas, work the berries in satin stitch with red wool, the tendrils and stems in satin and overcast stitch, with brown wool, and the leaves in interlacing satin stitch, with green wool of various shades. The handles are made of a strip of leather, through which are passed canes covered with canvas.

The inner sides of the case are fitted with small straps to contain the necessary implements.

No. 660. EAR-RING. This ear-ring is made of black cut bead, threaded on fine wire. Nos. 662, 664. CHEMISETTE AND SLEEVES OF BATISTE, With collar and cuffs of white lawn. The cuffs are arranged in close vertical pleats at the back, and fasten with two buttons. The collar has at the back high pleats of different width ; in the front the corners are turned back above, a bow and long ends edged with closely pleated frills. No. 663. SQUARE FOR ANTIMACASSARS, ETC.

Mignardise and Crochet. This square is begun in the centre with 6 stitches closed into a circle with a slipstitch. Ist round : 7 chain, the first 4 to form i long treble, then 7 times alternately : long treble, 3 chain in the circle. Every round is closed in the usual manner with a slipstitch. 2nd round : 7 times alternately 9 chain, 1 double in the next long treble, 4 chain, 1 long treble. 3rd round : 7 times alternately, 7 chain, i double in the centre stitch of the scallop of 9 chain, then take a piece of

mignardise braid and proceed as follows. 4th round: 1 double joins to the first loop of braid, 7 double, 7 chain, miss I loop, join to the next two loops, 3 chain, i slipstitch in the 4th of the 7 chain, I chain, join to the next 2 loops but two of the mignardise, 5 chain, i slipstitch in the nth of the 16 chain, + 5 chain, join to the 2 next loops but one of the mignardise, 5 chain, repeat 3 times from t, then i slipstitch in the roth of the 16 chain, 5 chain, I slipstitch in the 4th of the 16 chain, 7 chain, join to the next loops but 2 of the braid, 3 chain, 1 slipstitch in the 4th of the 7 chain, 3 chain, I slipstitch in the 7th double, 7 double in the 7 chain, join to the next loop but one of the braid, i double, repeat from * 3 times. Cut off the mignardise and fasten the ends on the wrong side of the work. 5th round : along the other side of the mignardise. Begin at the seventh loop before a hollow, * 7 times, alternately i double, 2 chain, then i double in 3 loops together (at the hollow), twice alternately 2 chain, I double, then a bar of 6 chain, join to the corresponding double stitch (the last double but one in the hollow) going back along the bar 6 double in the 6 chain, i slipstitch in the next stitch, twice alternately 2 chain, i double in the next loop of braid, then a bar of 12 chain, join to the corresponding stitch on the other side of the work (see Illustration), 12 double along the 12 chain, I slipstitch in the next stitch, twice alternately 2 chain, i double in the next loop of mignardise, i bar of 18 chain, join to the corresponding double crochet stitch (see Illustration) along the 18 chain 18 double, 1 slipstitch in the next stitch, 2 chain, 10 times alternately i double in the next loop, 5 chain, repeat 3 times from *, but in the 3rd repetition instead of the last 5 chain, 3 chain, 1 long treble, in the ist double of the round must be crocheted. 6th round: * i long treble in the 3rd double by the next bar, 4 times alternately 3 chain, i long treble in the same double, the upper part not yet drawn up, i long treble in the next double but 2 of the bar, the upper parts to be drawn up with those of the last long treble, then three chain, 'I long treble in the same stitch, I double in the centre stitch of the next scallop of 5 chain, 9 times alternately 4 chain, I double in the centre stitch of the next scallop of chain, repeat 3 times from . 7th round : 4 chain, the first 3 to form one treble, then alternately i treble, i chain, miss 1.


This beautiful design is embroidered upon a ground of grey cloth, underlaid with white Brussels net. Trace the outlines of the design upon the cloth, leaving the space required for the embroidery on the net, and scallop the edge of the cloth as shown in the Illustration. Then on the upper flap of the lambrequin sew on the grey soutache and gold cord, the latter is sewn on with black silk. The rest of the embroidery is worked in interlacing buttonhole stitch, knotted stitch, and point russe, with blue silk. The embroidery on the net is worked with pink and blue filoselle in satin stitch; the tendrils and stems being worked with green silk in overcast and feather stitch. The stamens are embroidered with yellow silk in knotted stitch. The lower part of the net is kept in place by the scallops of grey soutache and point russe embroidery of blue silk.

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