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nmmiimiimiiumiiiiiiimiirjiiiiiiiium HOME DRESSMAKING. I A. NEAT AND USEFUL PINAFORE OR OVERALL. Mothers of small boys know only too well, to their tribulation, how soon young Peter or Jack can completely spoil the nicest of little suits. A new tunic and knickers left unprotected can be more or less ruined by an energetic youngster in a couple of days, and can be more or less reduced to an un- wearable condition in a fortnight if the tiny wearer be not provided with something in the way of a pinafore or overall. Now a simple overall is the easiest thing in the world to make, and is one of the garments that should always be made at home by any I [Refer to H. D. 277.] mother with an eye to economy. The ma- terial. costs so little, really good stuff may be bought for much less than the price of a ready-made overall carried out in rubbishy fabric, and the making is so easy that but little time need be spent upon it. I think most mothers will be pleased with the really attractive overall sketched in _om illustration—it is so very simple in shape. &s you will see, it is a sleeveless pinafore, and is specially designed for the less accus- tomed workers, because a garment withoul sleeves is so very much easier to cut out and make than one with sleeves. Later aD. [ hope to give a pattern of a sleeved overall for those mothers who prefer the latter type of garment. THE MATERIAL.-The best material tc choose for a small boys's wear is something really substantial, flimsy stuffs arc nol iiiiimmiiiiiiiiiiiiimiimiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiii worth making up. Linen—though linen .ii almost too expensive to be practical just now—holland, strong gingham, Frencl print, drill, jean, and a really good heavy make of casement cloth are suitable for tht purpose, as, indeed, are all washable ma- terials of a good firm weave. In any case you will need 11 yards of 36in. wide material for a small boy of from two to four years. The pinafore, I should add, is suitable for I boys between one and six years. THE PATTERN.—The pattern has only twc pieces—a back- and a front. These are so much alike that i1 would be wise t( mark the front im- mediately you cut it out, so that there is no fear of con- fusing it with thE back. It would bE well to lay the pa t. tern against th< small boy before cut- ting out the ma. terial, alkratio n are so much more easily made in the pattern than in the cut out garment. Do ntot forget that no turnings are al- lowed for in the pat- tern, therefore you should leave about fill, on each seam edge and ample ma- terial for turning up wherever a hem comes. THE CUTTING OUT.-Fold the material selvedges together, and lay the pattern upon it, as shown in the diagram, taking care that the straight edges of both front and' ackcome to the fold of the fabric. In addition to the pattern you will need some strips of cr8way material about l?in. wide for facing ?Cp the neck and armholes, and some strips 'of material about 2in. wide for facing up the opening at the back. THE MAKING.—Join together the under- arm and shoulder seams by French sewing. Cut down the middle of the back, from tho neck, to the depth of 9in. or- 10in., this is foi the placket. Now face up each edge of this placket with the straight bands of material, tutting a wrap facing on the left side and n fat facing on the right. Now turn in and tack the raw edges of the neck and arm- holes, and face with the crossway pieces. Sew on the buttons and make the button- holes. Slip, the overall on, turn up the bottom to the right length, make a double Ifcem, and machine or sew.

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