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HOME DRESSMAKING.

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HOME DRESSMAKING. I A COMFORTABLE PYJAMA SUIT. Our pattern this. wk. is a very plain, and prosaic affair, but it is one that, I think, most careful housewives will be ex- ccedingly glad to have. Labour has risen so j enormously in price during the last two or three years that all ready-made garments are very much more expensive than they were some little time ago, consequently there is a real saving to bo effected by making such garments at home. Moreover, you can obtain much better material when you make a garment yourself than you can get in the ready-made articleâanother [Refer to H. D. U0 £ .] .-eonomy. And, last but not least important, when you make the garment yourself you always have nice pieaes of material left over that" come in splendidly for patching and mending, the life of the garment being thereby indefinitely prolonged. The pyjama. suit ill our sketch is. really an excellent model; it is so simple in sha pe, so easy to make, and eo very com- fortable to wear. There are no froggings down the front or trimmings of any kind, for these add greatly to the labour of making the garment, are not inexpensive, and soon wear shabby, giving the pyjamas a worn look when they are still comparatively new. However, if you like froggings down the front. you have only to buy them ready- made and sew them on to the coat cut by this pattern. THE MATERIAL.âFirst as to material. The best material. for this design are Yiyella, 1 Union, Aza, Ceylon cloth, pyjama -ilk, pyjama flannel, or flannelette. If, however, you want to make a cool, thin pyjama suit ) for hot-weather wear you might use one of the many open-necked cotton fabrics now shown, soft, coloured cambrics, matelasse, or soft gingham. You will need about 6t yards of 32in. material for a man of average size, or its equivalent in narrower material. THE PATTERN.â There are seven pieces in this pattern, all of which are quite to cut. In addi- tion, you will need two straight strips of material about 2in. wide for facing up the fron ta and the wrists of the coat, and the front opening of the trousers. Be- fore cutting out, lay the pattern against the man who is to war the pyjamas, and make any little alterations that may be necessary. It is much simpler and more satisfactory to do this in tho pattern than in the cut-out garments. Remember that no turnings a.e allowed for in the pattern, therefore you should leave about lin. on all seam edges and ample material wherever a hem has to he turned up. Do not cut the pyjamas to fit too closelyâthey are very much more com- fortable when they are "quite easy fitting everyw here. THE CUTTING OUT.-Fold the material in such a way that the selvedges come together, and lay upon it the back of the coat, the under-sleeve, and the collar, placing the straight edges of collar and back to the fold of the material. If you prefer to do so you can cut the collar out first in folded paper-so that you get the entire collar without a break down the middleâand then lay this paper lengthwise on the material, and cut it out. This will make the stripes run as they do in the sketch. In any case, the collar must be cut out twice. Now open the material out to its full width, fold it double, so that the selvedges come together down each side and the fold is at the bottom, and lay upon it, the remaining pieces of the patternâthe trousers, the coat front, the upper sleeve, I and the pocket. THE MAKING. THE TROUSERS: Join together first the curved leg seams, and then the back and front seams of the trousers, leaving the front seam open for 6in. from tho waist downâthis is to form a sort .of placket. You may join these seams by French sewing or by running and felling, but the latter is much tho neater and flatter, in my opinion. Now face in the left side of the front opening with a fiat facing of the material, and put a neat wrap facing on* to the right side. Turn a deep, double hem down round the waist and sew, leaving the ends of the hem open. Through the slot thus made thread a proper pyjama girdle- these girdles being sold for a few pence by any good draper. Turn up a double hem at the bottom of each trouser leg, and sew neatly. THE COAT.âJoin together the under-arm and shoulder .seams in the same way that you have joined the leg seams. Now face in each ede of the front opening with a 2in. wide strip of the material. If you prefer it you can make a wide hem down each front, but the former method is the neater and more professional. Turn up a narrow double hem at the bottom of the coat. Lay the collar and its* lining right isides together, and sew round the outer edges. Then turn to the right side. Turn in the remaining ravr edges of the collar, and sandwich the neck of the coat between them, and sew. Now sew on the buttons and make the buttonholes. Do not forget that the button- holes in a man's garment must be made on the left side and not oir the right. Turn in the edges of the pocket and sew on the left breast. Join the sleeve ccam,4 and face up each sleeve at the wrist with a strip of material. Stitch into the armhole and bind the raw Pdge, noativ.

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