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#4269: Ladies' Costume circa 1912

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Pattern #4269: Ladies' Costume: Circa 1912.

Size: 36" Bust. Length of skirt in front from regular waistline 42, back 45. Width around lower edge about 2 1/4 yards.

This pattern was published by The Pictorial Review Co. in New York. An elementary illustrated cutting and construction guide is included. The garment is easily assembled by matching notches and numbers. The pattern contains fourteen pieces.

The pattern envelope describes the costume, "Without Lining. Having a Yoke Guimpe [separate short blouse] with One Piece Sleeves in Full or Three quarter Length, High Waistline and Attached Three Piece Gathered Skirt With an Applied Back Gore Which Hangs Free. In Regulation Length."

Suggested fabrics and colors: The guimpe [separate blouse] worn under the dress may be made of allover shadow or Bohemian lace or net. The descriptions which follow are from the winter of 1912 edition of The Style magazine: the dress may be made of ". . . brown and tan soft woolen with the oddly shaped collar, hem facing and crushed girdle made of nut brown panne velvet. Another description suggests the ". . . new soft and supple flowered silk may also be used very effectively. To introduce a touch of vivid color which is so much favored now, the crushed girdle can be made of cerise [cherry] or burnt orange satin or panne velvet." Also suggested is, "Navy blue serge or moss green diagonal chevoit . . . satin, velvet or a contrasting material may be used . . . ." More descriptions list, ". . . plum color panama or taupe cashmere, using silk plaid for around the collar . . . striped serge . . . . Of course there is the ever-popular blue serge, which bobs up perennially, and there are fine corded serges and whipcords in many shades of tan, gray and brown. The latter color, by the way is more fashionable than it has been in some years, and is combined with tan, old blue, cherry, reseda green, violet or black very effectively."

Popular colors were, ". . . wine, Bordeaux, taupe, nut and seal brown, navy and old blue, prune, mulberry and plum and a peculiar shade of dark gray, called smoke fox."

Materials required: Dress fabric - 5-3/4 Yds. 36" wide, 5 Yds. 44" wide, lining 1-1/4 Yds. 36" wide, allover lace 18 inches wide1-1/4" Yds., wide braid 2-1/2 Yds., narrow braid 2-1/2 Yds., narrow fringe 1 Yd., wide fringe 2-1/2 Yds.

Cost: $20.00

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