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By Hattie Haines Churchill
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From the Detroit Free Press.
Faith in him who calls me friend,
Faith in what is sweet and clean ;
Faith that just around the bend
All is peaceful and serene.
Faith that after care and strife
Come the happy days of rest;
Faith that everything in life
Really happens for the best.
This is my faith and this is my shield
'Gainst the arrows of distrust;
Much of justice is concealed
In what seems to be unjust.
Now what seems a dismal way
That alone I'm forced to tread
I may come to see some day
Is a glorious path instead.
Undisturbed by petty wrongs,
Undismayed by wnat is mean,
Though the false attracts the throngs,
Though the multitude unclean,
Though at times L stand alone,
Though I'm oft misunderstood,
Faith 1 still would keep and own
In the decent and the good.
HOME MADE DRESS FORM
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the readers of tbis department this
month that has never to our knowl
edge—and we keep rather well in
formed on the subject—been given in
the pages of any other magazine. It
is somewhat difficult to touch the
different subjects pertaining to home
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THE WASHINGTON FARMER
making and home keeping without
getting into a rut, or having our page
about the same as the hundred-and
one other pages devoted to women's
work, for each season brings about the
same old duties and the same old
About a year ago our attention was
called to a dress form that was being
made in the city. It was said to be a
success and could be had for §10
without a pedestal. The adjustable
patent ones sell for $12 to $15, and
the paper macho anywhere from $2.00
to $3.98, according to sales at differ
ent times. Right here let us state,
that any woman intending to pur
chase a paper mache bust form should
always take with her a muslin lining
that fits her perfectly as the forms
vary and a 36 may be found to be
either a34or a 38. Any clerk will
be willing to find one that is the
nearest in size. They always have to
be fixed up anyway to exactly fit the
lining, ' 'but that is a different story."
The dress form in question was
spoken of as being a wonderful thing,
and as if the material of which it was
made was some mysterious prepara
tion and "quite expensive you
know." We kept our eyes open
gathering a bit of information here,
a little more there, and by finally
setting one made for our own use,
feel that we are now in a position to
give our workhy farm women some
thing that will lighten the burden of
home sewing. A mother will sew
day in and out for the rest of the
family, but when it comes to doing
for herself she is often almost dis
tracted trying to fit her own gar
It will take two women for the flrst
part of the work, so if one has a good
neighbor or a best friend, they can
work together and one for the other.
Each one can finish her own. The
success of the undertaking will de
pend entirely upon her skill and the
pains she takes.
The materials needed are plaster of
paris (probably 25 cents' worth) some
strong crochet cotton, not too tine,
some glue, a bottle of shellac, a gause
vest,. and a ribbed, long-sleeved, high
necked shirt, the kind that is sort of
fuzzy on the wrong side and costs
about 50 cents, and perhaps some
cheese cloth. Of three makers we
have seen each one has her method,
so anyone can use her own judgment.
The sleeves of the long shirt should
be out off at the elbow and the gar
ment slit straight down the front and
down the back and then basted to
gether. It will be seen that the gar
ment should be larger than the size
the person usually wears.
Everything being in readiness the
woman for whom the form is to be
made should dress to the corset. She
must not put on any old thing, lace
it up carelessly or too tight. She
should put on the best, well-fitting
corset she has and adjust the lacings
carefully and as she generally has
them. If she wears a brazziere that
better be put on also. The gauze
vest is put on next. This is only to
aid in removing the "cast." The
ribbed shirt is put on next, wrong
side out. Every wrinkle should be
pulled out and the garment worked
up around the neck. If there is an
edging with tape it should be cut off.
Then the assistant should baste the
seams so the garment is a perfect tit
and rather and the garment worked
id the neck. If there is an
itb tape it should be cut off.
) assistant should baste the
the garment is a perfect tit
The woman should place her hands
upon her hips before the worker com
mences to put on the plaster. One
should not be tired before having the
form made for she will have to stand
a long time without moving. A
move will orack the plaster and spoil
the shape. After the woman stands
with her hands upon her hips, the
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worker will have a basin ready con
taining a small amount of the plaster
mixed with warm water to a thick
paste. This must be rubbed over the
shirt a small patch at a time begin
ning around the neck and working
well over one shoulder, bust and back
and under the arm, then doing the
other side. Only a little paste should
be made at a time, just what can be
used before it hardens. After the
portions stated are gone over, the
arms may drop carefully to the sides.
The paste is then applied to the rest
of the body and 10 or 12 inches below
the waist. Only enough is put on to
fill the cloth and make an even thick
ness. This work should be done
quickly. There should be plenty of
real hot water handy to wash the
hands and basin each time before
making a fresh supply.
After the form is finished, the
woman should stand until the plaster
is hard. Some say at least an hour
and a half. Personally we think it is
worth the trouble, for we had to have
a second one made. Perhaps it was
because the first was taken off too
soon. It shrunk so much in drying.
This is one of tee things one's own
judgment and experience will have
The assistant should have some
large rolls of crumpled newspapers
ready. Two bigffeuncbes for shoul
ders and two for the hips. They
should be placed where it is warm
and where the form will not be
moved for several days.
After all is in readiness the assist
ant cuts the bastings up the front
and back seam of the shirt, then
takes hold of the gauze shirt and
pulls carefully until every part of
the cast is loosened. One side is
then lifted off at a time and placed
over the papers. The cast should be
well supported so it cannot change
shape. Fit it right and then leave it
entirely alone. Do the same with the
The next issue will contain direc
tions for finishing and making the
pedesial after my own design, which
is, of course, to my own notion, quite
the best and most practical.
We shall be glad to answer inquiries
at any time, although this article
covers every detail.
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(which is the average
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Engines at moderate prices.
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