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- A DAINTY FROCK FOR THE SUMME
BY BILLIE BURKE
I like the little costume so much
that I wore inChicago recently in the
first act of '-'The Mind the Paint Girl"
that I had it photographed purposely
for my girl friends who might want -to
"copy it in some of their summer,
Mypretty frock is of pink taffeta,
made with a very narrow plain skirt
gathered at the waist, and oyer it is
just a" long peasant blouse of the pink
taffeta belted with a wide dull blue
taffeta with one sash end folded over
in" the back. The front of mylittle
dress is low witji a chemisette of net
edged with shadow lace.
This dainty gown, which Is "sim
plicity itself, would be very good
looking in blue or pink linen or ging
ham or even white lawn.
Don't trim it with anything except
to put in an embroidery or Jace
chemisette, as the beauty of the
gown is its simplicity.
I think'' a blue chambray, with, a
dull green sash, would be very pretty,
and :for,the girl who wanted to wear .
the gown for tennis a soft pink or
brown linen would be quite thething:
Tlje dress is, very narrow- at the
bottom and is split up in the front
about half way to the knee. This
would necessitate a pretty white pet
ticoat. This summer the tub gowns are.
to be very simple, and tSie girl who
is handy with the needle ban make
"herself a number and she can keep
always clean, and dainty looking.
Don't make yburkirts too narrow.
A yard and three-q"uarters about the
feet is -a good width unless you are
a- very tiny person.
Gingham- and -cotton voile make
very; pretty gowns, -and they are es
pecially cool and comfortable. If
you like and need a black taffeta it
can be made as my little pink drees,
and use a Bulgarian sash.
Aren't-you glad that summer is al
most.here ? A pretty girl never looks
asiw.ell as in the light gownsr and-
:whenypu-loiQW. you are looking well
you, areolar along .tne roaa -to ,nap-