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THE LADIES' PAGE.
CRAVAT OR NECK-TIE.
MATERIALS. Boar's-head Crochet-cotton, No. 10, of Walter Evans & Co., and Tatting Pin No. 3 will make an effective and extremely quickly-worked Neck-tie ; but if wished fine,r then use Cotton No. 14 and Pin No. 3; if worked still finer, then No. 2 Pin should be used.
THE FIRST SIDE.
Dot and the Rosette until 12 Dots are made, yard of the Trefoil Edging (in the December double, 1 extra pearl, 2 double. Miss the last Commence by working three quarters of a ending with the Rosette. Reverse.
Then for the next Dot-Commence, work 2 number, 1868), which will make a cravat of the Dot of the first side and join to the next pearl usual size, but is can be worked any length wished. If the course cotton is used for the to the right of the one marked. Work 2 Edging, the space of thread between the Dots double; draw close, and reverse. and Rosettes should be a quarter of an inch in length.
THE SECOND SIDE. THE POINTED END.-The Edging being left off at the Rosette, tie a piece of coloured
THE ROSETTE.Work the second Rosette cotton into the 1st pearl loop of the last Dot, so
as before, and reverse. as to mark it for a guide in joining, then leave The Dor.-Commence, work 2 double ; put the Edging for the present.
the pin into the extra pearl last joined and which CENTRE ROSETTE.–Fill another shuttle, connects the two Dots together, then drawing and leaving an end of a few inches of cotton the pearl which was marked through it, make a commence a loop, work 2 double, (make an joining to the pearl marked, so that the two extra pearl and work 2 double alternately 4 pearls form a cross; work 2 double, then join times); then (work an extra pearl and i to the extra pearl of the next Dot to the right, double four times); then (an extra pearl and so as to leave one pearl between unattached; 2 double 4 times); draw close, and instead of work 2 double. Draw close and reverse. fastening off leave a few inches of cotton.
Repeat the Rosette and last Dot, until the 1st Return to the Edging and continue working side is joined. In working the last Dot make as follows:
an extra pearl instead of the second joining. The Dot.-Commence a loop, work 3 Repeat the Centre Rosette, etc., for the other double, take the Centre Rosette and join to the Pointed End. 1st pearl of it, keeping the ends to the left ; then Then with the threads left at the Centre work 3 double; draw close. Reverse.
Rosettes join the two pearls unattached, and Work the Rosette as before, and repeat this knotting the ends together cut them off.
DESSERT D'OYLEY-OPEN-WORK ON LINEN.
MATERIALS. - Boar’s-head Sewing Cotton, of Messrs. Walter Evans & Co., and sufficient Irish Linen for the
number of squares desired. The linen must not be very fine, This is a new style of work, Procure some the thick stripes, take ingrain black coarse Irish linen of a coarse quality, and cut it into sewing silk, and work cross-stitches, taking up squares of the size desired. To produce thick six threads on the needle at once. Work in the and open-work stripes, it is necessary to draw same manner all the thick stripes of the linen, threads out of the linen. To commence with, and then commence with the open-work stripes. draw out forty threads for the fringe, then leave These are done on the wrong side. White twenty threads undrawn for the border; draw cotton, and not black sewing silk, is used for out four threads, and after that leave and draw the open-work stripes, taking up six threads as twenty threads alternately until the top border before, but tying them with a knot in the centre, is arrived at. To form an ornamental design in which forms the open work.
First FIGURE.—Dress of green sultana,, manifestations of the mode are all renewed. with petticoat and train superposed. The We have not, however, the simplicity with waistband, of the same, has a wide bow, orna- which the period has often been inaugurated. mented like the dress, and instead of long ends, The crepons brodés, the changeable silks, the two wide loops hanging down. The tight confections of guipure and of lace, the return sleeve is encircled by two cross-strips at the to flounces and of lace trimmings, all denote a wrist. In front, the corsage may be open or tendency to great luxury, and augmentation of closed; it has lappels ornamented with cross- expense on the part of les femmes riches. strips and frills.
We see, however, that very pretty toilets can Rice-straw hat, trimmed with black velvet be made with less extravagant materials: black cross-strips, a large bow behind; and a cluster gauze and grenadine are very much worn, withof tea-roses, with a trail.
out being in mourning, and, beside being ecoBlack lace barbs behind, rather short, and nomical, are in excellent taste; also an envelope, not brought forward to the front.
very ample, of black grenadine, garnished with SECOND FIGURE.-Dress of straw-coloured little frills, that may be worn with all dresses, to grenadine, trimmed with five plaited flounces which it adjusts itself with remarkable elegance. having a head formed of a narrow black gui. The form that predominates is the Watteau, pure, or, which is still better, a row of lace sup- with square plaits in the back very much raised ported by a narrow cross-strip. Jacket of the at the side, and decolleté in front enccurand with same, tight in the corsage and describing be large Syrian or Pagoda sleeves which permit hind undulations ornamented in the same way that of the robe underneath to be seen. as the founce. An ample puff is formed out of The elegant fashion of wearing light confecthe fullness of the jacket. Plain body, on tions of lace and embroidered muslin is re. which is placed a small mantelet in the pelerine vived, and will predominate with either black form behind and with rounded ends in frout, or coloured robes. The costumes décolletés trimmed like the rest of the jacket.
carrés recall great luxury in lingerie, but do English straw hat of a flat shape, with narrow not impose it; nothing is more graceful than brims encircled by a wreath of wheat-ears, with an embroidered or lace guimpe, but the simple a brown velvet band presenting a large bow and fichu a la paysanne of muslin or tarlatane nas long ends hanging down behind. Plain cam- an elegance of its own. We see again manchettes bric collar and cuffs.
of lace or plaited tarlatane as deep as those of GIRL'S TOILET.-Frock of poplin, with a Louis XIII. It is a good style for aristocratie narrow flounce at bottom, ornamented at inter- ladies who desire to air their heirloom laces. vals with black velvet. Corsage plain, low, and Narrow flounces are much worn at the bottom of square, across both in front and behind, the robe, so also are plaited ones; they are shoulder straps crenellated and edged with placed in series with a heading of lace above, or black Velvet. Small English apron of un- rather between them. The races have brought bleached linen, cut shorter than the frock, and to light delicious little hats in the style Trianon, having braces festooned with red worsted. with the brim raised at the back, on which a Pockets to match, rather large and surrounded great bow is placed. It quite poetizes the with festoons. Russia leather boots, buttoned. visages of the Parisians, and gives them a charme
The courses of the earth are assuredly those ing originality. which fashion follows, and at this season the
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