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THE HOME DRESSMAKER
When you buy gingham or
other thin material for a house
dress, buy an extra half yard,
with which make simple and dain
ty dust caps to match the dresses.
Finish them with an inexpensive
To lengthen a child's dress,
open the shoulder seam and in
sert a strip of material like that
used for the waist. This gives the
needed space in the armhole and
around the neck. It leaves any
trimming that may be on the
dress untouched. Yet the waist
is lengthened and the gathers on
the skirt are in the proper place.
Removable buttons are excel
lent in wash dresses. Buy wooden
button molds with a center hole.
Insert a brass paper fastener in
the hole. Cover the button with
cloth. A small hole may then be
made in the garment where the
button is to be placed. Push the
prongs of the fastener into the
hole and flatten out. This holds
the button securely. To wash
the dress the buttons are easily
removed and washed "separately.
The hardest wear on a waist
comes under the arms. Protect
this part of the waist with a strip
of oiled silk. There will be less
likelihood of the unsightly holes.
The most 'fashionable dressmak
ers include this among their
"tricks of the trade."
Sometimes a few minutes'
thought will save hours of work.
Did you ver try to turn a skirt
without ripping the seams? You'll
say it's impossible. Instead, read
this explanation of the little la
bor-saving plan and then try it.
ThiS last step brings each seam
down to a little narrow strip of
two raw edges. Npw comes the
labor-saving thought stitch a
piece of the Jbraid down over each
of these seams -from waist line to
If only Maclay Hoyne will be
different from E. W. Wayman.
The Tribune says that Carter
H. Harrison is willing to be a can
didate for mayor of Chicago for
the -sixth time. How" strange!
King Alfonso of Spain is learn
in gto aviate. He had better if
those revolutionists keep up their
Gov. Dunne says that the state
board of equalization is a fraud
and a snare, thus confirming cer
tain of our suspicions.
'The Hon. A. A. McCormick
must not take rank as one of the
country's best little beheaders.
The police are about to arrest
Handsomejack Koetters again.
Police Captain Metfgher re
turned to town today."15 Nothing
has been heard of an accident to
Hit de Pipe Heitler.
Greece apparently prefers play
inga lone hand to getting whip
sawed. Possibly Chief McWeeny is
still wondering wiry those Black
foot Indians named him for a
Perhaps the writers cm the
newspapers which refer tothe
closed vice district every day are