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I HOME DRESSMAKING. I VERY SIMPLE COMBINATIONS. Sad though it be to realise He fact, sum- mer is drawing to a close. Three or four weeks longer and the holidays will be a thing of the past; we shall all be home again, the children will all have been packed off to school for the autumn term, and the regular routine of autumn work and autumn engagements will have been resumed. Now, one of the first pieces of work to which we ihall have to set our hands will be the mak- ing of serviceable undergarments for winter wear. You will remember how early the first snap of cold came last year. Quite a number of women I know were all unpre- pared with warm undergarments for such unexpected enlrlv cold, and the result w.i that most of them developed heavy :olds, which were extremely d i ffi-  throw off. 3u!t to throw off. Now, this is a thing to be rigor- ously a v o ided, For such colds often lower the ritality to such an extent that the general con- dition is en- feebled for the whole of the win- ter; thus the wise woman will take all possible pre- cauti o u s, and will provide her- self with reason- ably warm un- derwear in very good timc,. Our sketch this week shows a very simple and easily- made combina- t i o n garment, and one that is equally suitable for cotton o r woollen goods. So simple, indeed, is the pattern that it may be fol- lowed with per- fect ease even by the inexperienced worker. [Rder to H. D. 300.] THE MATERIAL.—Thfe first question to de- cide is that of material. In cotton goods the most suitable stuffs arc finc longcloth, mada- polam, cambric, nainsook, or taralltullc. But for a warmer garment I would advise the choice of Aza, Viyella, thin flannel, nun's veiling, crepe de Chine, etc. What- ever material you decide upon you will need 3 yards of 40in. wide fabric for a figure of average size. THE PATTERN.—There are only three pieces in this pattern, therefore it is par- ticularly easy to cut out. Before cutting out, however, lay the pattern against you and make any little alterations that may he necessary. It is much easier and more satis- factory- to do .this in the pattern than in the cii'-out garment. Remember to leave at Itast ifin. on all seam edges and sufficient material wherever a hem comes, for no turn- ings are allowed for in the pattern. THE CUTTING-CUT.—Fold the material in such a way that the selvedges come together, and lay the bodice front and back patterns upon it, as shown in the diagram, taking are that the straight edge of the back ixmiea to the fold of the stuff. Now take the I remainder of the material, cut it from sel- I vedge to selvedge into two equal pieces, pin these right sides together, and lay the knickers pattern upon it in the way shown in the- second diagram. You must be care- ful to- see that the pattern is absolutely straight upon the material, otherwise the finished garment will twist in a very ugly way. THE MAKING.—Join up the curved leg seams of the knickers by running and fell- ing. You may do the felling by machine if you like, but it is always much neater when done by hand. Next face the raw edges down the centre backs and fronts of the knickers with narrow pieces of the material cut on. the cross. Turn the knickers to the back, and lap the right side of the- back over the- left side for about an inch- at the top. 'Next take a double thread and gather the top of the knickers. Now join up- the underarm and shoulder seams of the- bodice by running and felling or by French sewing. Next face each front edge of the bodice with, a- strip of material a little over an inch wide. Put both these facings on as flat facings, not as a flat facing on one side and a wrap facing on the other. Now trim the neck and armholes in any way you like. In the sketch the neck is trimmed wibk. laco and ribbon threaded insertion, whilst the armholes are edged with lace and beading. But you can finish them with veined hems, with embroidered scalloping, or trim them in any other way you like. Make. the buttonholes down the front and sew on the buttons. Now gather the bottom of the bodice. Next sew the bottom of the bodice and the top of the knickers together, letting the raw edges of both come to the right side. Cover these raw edges with a. neat little band of the material, which you. must sew along each edge. This fornio a sort of little slot or casing, through which you can run a tape or ribbon. Lastly, trim the bottom of the knickers to match- the top of the bodice.






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