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By Adelaide Byrd
For a />/ Gt//espte, A Pterroi for Each End of a 5carf LITTLE French Pierrot arrives for Christmas and in plenty of time, since he is to he merely a child in outline (except tor those heaviest black spots) and will take the shortest possible time in the making. In fact, if you will look at him care fully you will see that there is very little of him to do, so cleverly has he been suggested by the effective lines of the designer. The prayerful Pierrot beside his candle and Pierrot afraid of the mouse are intended to be placed one upon each end of a scarf for the night table in the nursery, while delighted Pierrot carv ing his own small turkey belongs in the center of a round or a square tray cover. It is highly likely that the night scarf will be so attractive it will fre quently see the light of day. You may count on a second instal ment of the design next week; and so that you may plan an entire outfit for the nursery it is only fair to tell you in advance that those still to come will be suitable for a bib and doilies, for a repeat to put upon towel ends, cur tain splashers and bureau covers, and that they may be completed in a short time. In order to carry out the general idea and color scheme of the artist you will work the heavy black spots indicating the hair, the pointed shoes, the mouse and xhe long black stocking in solid stitch and in black cotton. Also you will use the black to outline the faces, hands and features, the stool, the candlestick and candle, the dish, the turkey, the knife and fork. Pierrot's loose clothes, including the big ruff around Ms neck and his hat, which lies beside him on the floor, should be outlined in gray. Now, you will see that the pompons on his hat and shoes and on the front of his suit are streaked, as are also the edge of HOW TO APPLY THE DESIGN "THERE are two ways to apply * this design to the material upon which you wish to work it. If your material is sheer?such as handkerchief linen, lawn, batiste and the like?the simplest method is to lay the material over the de sign and, with a well-pointed pencil, draw over each line. If your material is heavy, secure a piece of transfer or impression paper. Lay it, face down, upon this; then draw over each line of the paper design with a hard pencil or T1IE small remembrance 5s frequent ly more acceptable at the joyous Christmas season than the elab orate or the costly Rift. We arc all like ly to be confronted with a feeling of hesitancy that cuts us oft in our first impulse toward the generous gift. There will always come up tlK'se questions in jeference to certain gifts and certain persons--, and It is well when the ques tion arises to reckon with it. Its fre quent outcome and solution will be the small and inexpensive remembrance to convey a Christmas feeling of good will to the friend or the acquaintance whom we desire not to forget, but neither to oppress. "Some yards of Dresden ribbon and all the lit tie gifts it will make" has been the yearly answer of one resourceful woman. After a trip to the shops, where every available idea is collectea, she turn* and tuis!<:. sews and shirs, presses and jiHst< s pieces of the ribbon into a most ??traci!vc assortment of small inexpen sive gifts, each one representing a pleas ant effort :in(i a generous spirit. HrM. t hero Is the ribbon cover for Trunk and bag taps, which will make of Them an attractive booklet. Tills should k<> to the persistent traveler. The two Jlds of the litt'e book are made of two ? j cardboard tuts, cove red on each *lde with ribbon and sewed together at their bindings in a way that will in cr.ide all t!ie twines belonging to the tass. and so that th<-y can be pulled A Satin Vest THE vest provides that extra touch of warmth needed by the wearer of the low-cut coat for the early winter weather, and is just as neces sary for added comfort with heavier coats during coldtr winter days. The amateur will find all patterns for the high-cut vest without a collar, or with a very low straight collar, alto gether simple to construct. There is a perfect model made with two fronts, one back and two underarm pieces, and another with two fronts and two backs. Black satin, or. indeed, cold colored, according to the requirements of the wearer, may be lined with white or cream satin, and every seatn should be turned in toward the other, so that there is no appearance of unneatness. Raw edges may be left around the en tire garment, because a binding: of Inch wide gilt braid will hold them together, while it finishes. Brass buttons close the little garment down the center, and an exquisitely put-on design done in gilt braid at the upper part of each front provides a l.andsome hand touch. Should the satin resist the effort to ward the perfect buttonhole, a gilt cord ,3 1V be fastened to a button on the right side and slipped over a button on Uiw left, all the way down the front. the point of a steel knitting needle. Upon lifting the pattern and trans fer paper you will find a neat and accurate impression of the design upon your material. There are two points to observe in this simple process, if you would execute it satisfactorily. One is, see that your material is level?cut and folded by a thread?and that your design is placed upon it evenly at every point. The second is, when placed accu rately, secure the design to the ma LITTLE GIFTS out singly from tills interlacing. There is. secondly, the book of per fectly pointed English pins covered with a case of ribbon so folded at the ends as to at the pin book, which is fastened in with narrow ribbons as the leaves of a book are bound in with cord. Lit tle rosettes of baby ribbon hold the folded ends in place. For breastpins the long strip of wide Dresden ribbon may be worked into a ease, its selvedges being turned over delicate blue or while eiderdown. Into which the pins are to be fastened. A pocket made by turning up the ribbon at one end and buttoning it fast will contain safely certain larger brooches or Jewels used less frequently. The metal talcum powder box of a flattened shape is covered with a strip of wide ribbon doubled down one side, round the bottom and up the other side; ti.Js ribbon Is cut longer than the box and shirred into a case with a frill ex tending up eacli side. This also is lln i<?hed with tiny, delicately colored rib bons tied into bows at each side of the SinnII brass sprinkler top. When the tiniest of silk ribbon bags is 11r.?t taken in hand its use is hardly to be imagined, but the looking glass at the bottom (outside) says "Vanity." The stiffened round bottom of this little vanity bag is glued against the bark of a tiny mirror; Inside is a mini ature powder-filled disk of chamois? two disks sewed together with powder between. The bag draws up wUh tiny ribbons. Use for Photographs WELL mounted is almost framed. From among the sum mer's snapshots choose the rrettiest little water views and land scapes. bits of forest and Held, of flower and fern, to carry a touch of nature along into the winter and Into the room of bouie elderly friend who may no longer go about to enjoy the realities. Trim the edges, color them. If you will, with the most delicate tints in water colors, and mount them on a double card. Two harmonious shades of draw ing board in gray or sepia will give the effect of a frame. The woman who sketches, even in an Amateur way, and ran convey to paper the barest impression of a sunset, a cloud, a tree, a wave. may. from her own windows, make just the little "post age stamp" sketches in water colors that will mount on drawing boards. If she is a country friend, she may send, with her greetings, these snatches of outdoor and the countryside to cheer the dweller who tires of city life. Striped Silks GAY striped silk* In gold color, old blue, rose pink and pompadour shading have been utilized for *ewing and fancy workbags. The stripes are run round the bag instead of up and down. The full top of the bag is shirred into a round or oval hottom and the upper finish is an ample heading, drawn to gether with narrow ribbon velvets, which are far richer than ribbons. / tenal with thumbtacks or pins so that they cannot slip during the operation. Transfer paper comes in white, black, blue, red and yellow. I ad vise the use of the lighter colors when possible, as the black and blue are so liable to crock. Do not rest your hand or fingers upon any part of the design you are transferring, else the imprint of hand or fingers will be as distinct upon the material as the drawn lines of the design. A desk file Is made more tlian pre sentable by having' its round, heavy lead or metal standard covered with Dresden ribbon. A round piece is slipped over the file smoothed down and drawn into place around the weight portion. The under side is laced with a plain backing of silk or linen glued on. A gold galloon band edges the round disk, and a few gold threads wrapped round the lower part of the file and finished firmly give the final touch. Cotton garter elastic sewed into ic-gulas- sizes will admit of very at tractive covering of puffed silk. Strangely enough, a quite wide piece of ribbon will be none too seneiOMS to puff over inch-wide elastic, if a heading be lfft on either side. For baby, even the wee one, a coat hanger is always available, and ?h?* plainest of in**tal may be padded with cotton and finished with shirred rib bon, Its hook being wound with nar row ribbons and two tiny scent bags hung from either end to give tho faint orris scent to the little coat. The oblong fan bag. just for the preservation of the fan beautiful in the bureau drawer when not in use. is one of the very easiest little pres ents to construct, and, again, tl'e tinv handkerchief folder. This la?t la made of a simple folded piece of rib bon fashioned like a wallet or card case to hold a few handkerchiefs on one side and a bit of neckwear on the other, just for the one-night stay. The Crepe Tabic Cover A CHOCOLATE brown In Japanese crepe from the upholsterer's is used for hemmed table covem, etenciled in most effective colors. On this soft brown & light putty color is used with a brick red, and the pat tern one of the simplest of running sten cil design. These table covers are made of a square measured by the width of the crepe, thirty inches, or else they repre sent two widths, or even three, overcast together by hand with silk to match the crepe and with stitches so fine as to be unnoticed. The hems, also, are not conspicuous, an eighth of an Inch being one of the favorite ideas in hem measurement, the pressing of hem and seam being about an almost perfect smoothness. 0 Blue crepe has been most effectively used, gray-blue with a decoration of dull purple and sage green suggesting the colors of the iris. White of a creamy tone is stenciled with pale yellow and brilliant orange In conventional design. Four squares of yellow crepe are joined with narrow gold lace insertion to form a large table cover, f?ach corner of the finished t>i?ce being decorated in long Japanese stitches with gold thread in a wandering leaf design. The soft shades and the crepe quality suggest almost endless possibilities for decora tions. I 1 the dish and th? handles of knife and fork. These lines are to be outlined In dull blue, or even in red, If you prefer it. The smoke from the can dle Is to be done In gray, with #a single strand pulled from the cotton. Now, I want to add that prayerful Pierrot will make an excellent repeat for the lower edge of a bedspread, in which capacity he might be placed once at each end and three tlmea along each side just above the deep hem on the valance. I am very fond of Pierrot, and I hope you will be as anxious to see other pictures of him as I am to show them to you. A moBt acceptable gift for the child who Is old enough to outline is a piece of needlework, commenced and ready to proceed with. Pier rot could not fail to interest the little girl, and the carry ing out of a whole set of nursery hangings would prove a moat charming occupation for many days to come. A Brush of Velvet FOR the wearer of the silk hat, whether he be father or grandfa ther, there may be made by one of the little ones at home a soft pillow of plush. Plush will make a better hat. smoother than velvet, and whether it be of i-oft blue, of glaring scarlet, of vivid purple or merely a quiet gray will depend on father's taste; on his previous expres sions as to color. Some men want tiie brightest, others the dullest tones possi ble. but few of them want those shades that lie between. When finished the plush pad will meas ure throe inches by six, and it is filled with cotton to a desirable softness and ' pliability, but not stuffed. A Pierrot for the Tray Cover W A Carriage Strap COVER the baby's carriage strap with white buckskin, provide a box of cleanser for the especial purpose of keeping it immaculate, and Include a yard and a half of three-inch white satin ribbon for a bow to slip througn the buckles on each side of the strap. The regular brown leather strap belonging to baby's carriage is not beautiful, and the white covering, sent as a Christmas remembrance to baby's mother, will be an acceptable little gift. Unless the buckskin is stitched into a slip cover and sent with a new strap, a note should ac company It suggesting the use. . A Collar Case ONE of the most perfect gifts for a woman?the business friend or a tailor-made girl?is the collar bag or case. Two suede leather uibks of sort gray are stiffened with pasteboard and laced to a side piece two inches deep. Both disks and side piece are punched with round holes, and the lacers are the same gray suede. The side piece is decorated with an over cast lacing along its top edge, and with in this is tacked a gray silk bag drawn up with gray ribbons. One tone of gray; each part a perfect match to every other; a soft, shadowy gray, most pleasing among the wild riot of Christmas color all about us. ROLL FOR CENTERPIECE AS A GIH' for the old-fashioned housewife who loves her tab!? linen, or for the very i;ew-fash ioned who embroider their ow n beau tiful centerpieces, there is the linen covered roll, ope of the most satisfac tory of presents from one embroiderer to another. Provide fii?t a pasteboard mnlllnjr roll ithey may ?>?? bought at th?? stationer's) about the length of the diameter of the centerpiece?the largest centerpiece for which it^ is likely to be used, rover this with white cotton wadding carefully turned in over the ends and lacked fast tr. the pasteboard. And be sure to omit the customary sachet; It is not well to scent table linen. The roll should next be covered with white linen cut to fit, with enough extra material to draw together at each end and a generous lap along the length of the pasteboard. This joint should be scalloped on Its overlapping side with long shallow scallops tacked fast so that they will not curl out of place, and also the linen should be embroidered with a mono gram or initial in its center before it is covered over the roll. The type of lettering most suitable is old Englisa or block, in a size varying from 2 to inches. If the monogram be omitted th* dee oration substituted may be a tiny wreath of blossoms round each end of the roll, in which case the scallops along the joint should be omitted. To finish the ends, where the linen is drawn together, there should be a lin en-covered button, embroidered, or an Irish lace rose. A Baby Gift A GIFT of boxes for baby. Every mother whose baby you want to remember will appreciate a set of tiny white pasteboard pin boxes, bound together with ribbon. First get two, four or six small boxea. drawer-shaped, and piling them one tipon another, tie them together with a three-inch blue or pink satin ribbon. Its well-tied bow finishing the top. This will leave the fronts of the drawers open to view, and over these is to be pasted (with boiled flour paste, not glue) just enough turned-in satin ribbon to cover their fronts. On each drawer i* Hewed a tiny bow of narrower blue sat in ribbon to use a? a handle. Now, the decoration on the broad Hb bon and on each drawer front Is a epray of forget-me-nots, either painted on as a last touch or embroidered on with rococo ribbon just before the boxes are put together. Also there is a rich combination of gold-colored thread with light blue or yellow ribbon. <!old lace galloon has been used to bind round each edge of the wide satin ribbon after It has been bound round the boxes. Two Alike THERE is not one bit of harm in making several Christmas gifts after the same model; not scores of them so that the doing of it coines back upon the maker witn a sickening real zation of having turned machine, but repetition within reason cannot hurt the giver or recipient. There are times when a width of silk will be exactly twice as *ide as the article requires, as in the case 06 an opera bag. and when the other half width of rich siik would he wasted. By the exercise of a little ingenuity new decorations may be applied <,r the first idea expanded so that the gilts may still be personal and acceptable, thus saving the feeling of the maker, while satisfactory use is made of ull materials left over. Green Velvet Belt A TOUCH of quick ribbon work for the last-minute gift is sug gested by a strip of sage green ribbon velvet (satin-backed), intended to fce worn as a belt, and embroidered witn rococo ribbon in a continuous vine stretching for eighteen inches alorip the center of the belt and in design and color a forget-rne-not of blue with green leaves almost tn? color of the velvet belting No fastening is provided, but tne velvet is left quite long, suggesting a bow to suit the wearer. Change' ' at Every Corner Original Designs in Darned Work The Popular Jumbo 0 r Designs by Mrs D.DAddison For Baby Bun iing MORE and more are the childreft receiving consideration from needleworkers. Fond mothers and doting relations are giving a por tion of their time to sewing little things for' the kiddies, and any new, ef fective ide?a ar* sure of a welcome. In the suggestions here given the working of a background, supplemented , by simple outlining, wiakes the picture. On the bunny doily of cream hem stitched linen a square 1* marked off for the plain center. Between this and the edges are placed adorable rabbits. One design can be repeated, placing a bunny over the center square and the one at the left in the corner. By tills arrange ment there are two on each side. The background is filled in by simple darn ing at'tches of slightly twisted silk. Red or dark blue is effective. The ears, eyes and feet are worked in outline. You have no idea how quickly a set of these can *be made. It is safe to pre dict gleeful appreciation from the little owner. In the same way has the tray cloth been worked. The change of expression as you move from corner to corner will be delightful to the child who is fortu nate enough to eat from this pretty sqvare. In outline each figure is the same, the expression varying with the eyes and the line of the mouth. Upon the end of a towel a square has been drawn and a playful white ele phant outlined with pencil. Then, verj carefully, the, rectangular bftekgrou:>il has been filled in with long, darned-iu stitches. A few lines complete the ani mal: If anything Is capable of convert ing little Willie to frequent ablutions, this pretty towel will do it. It is just a hint for you when you are deciding what to make for th.j children. Put your work on the background and the most effective figures wi I com* ui tho front.