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For the HOME DRESSMAKER
NOVEL HAIR ORNAMENTS AS CHRISTMAS GIFTS PUFFS and curls have had their sway, and there is an evidence of a simpler arrangement of tfie evening coiffure which will be Joyfully accepted by all women who wish to wear their own hair till the end. Many women have adopted the new swirled effect, which is produced by winding the hair in straight strands ?round the head. For those who are biassed with thick hair a heavy braid la coiled over the sides and top. A flat effect Is much favored, and this presages the banishment of rolls and enormous false additions. But what the hair lacks In ornate ness is supplied by lovely decorative tends. These are fiat, and are used to confine soft locks to the head. If purchased at the jeweler's they are expensive and beyond the purse of many young girls and women. From the suggestions which have come to us from Paris there is an opportunity to make many successful Christmas gifts ?lovely hair ornaments for your friends. A woman can easily employ her knowledge of a friend's outfit and tastes to excellent advantage In de ciding Just which one of these models will make the most acceptable gift. The materials cost little and these or naments are very quickly made. A novel arrangement of gauze or satin ribbon is shown on the first fig ure at the left. Three pieces of rib bon a~out two inches in width are sewn together at one end and are plaited in a loose braid. At each end of this ribbon braid a cabochon of pearls or gilt or silver beads is attached. These round orna ments can be purchased or made at home. Beads strung on a fine wire and wound Ja concentric circles will give this effect. For your young girl friend a simpler model would perhaps be better. Pur chase ribbon about five Inches wide of a color which she favors, and which favors her. It may be silver or gold tissue, or lustrous satin. At one ?nd of the ribbon tie a knot and add another out end. Pass the length around the head and mark the opposite ?Ide of this band by another knot, nnder which sew two ends. A hook and eye are all that is necessary to hold this pretty band In place. The ends and knots should be neatly sewn and the Joining place effectually con CC&16CL Or perhaps the strands of beads are more to your liktag? Two pieces of wire form the foundation. Any color of large beads can be selected. These two bands should be attached at om Place, so that a narrow effect can ha retained at the back. The supplenesl of the wire enables the wearer to widen them in the front at her will The wreath of leaves Is quite new and very Inexpensive. On a fiat wire ?ew the dull leaves which you have picked up in the millinery depart ment. A row on each side and an ir regular central line of leaves are sufficient. The Lund uoes not meet in front. Some of these leafy models have tiny crystal beads dotted over the surface, to simulate dewdrops. Ar tificial flowers can be used to carry out this same Idea. The last model la a combination of silver gause and pearls.- On a strip of this tissue turn s narrow hem and sew pearl beads. At one end of the band make two loops and an end. A hook under these will fasten In an eye on the other end. and there is one of the pret tiest ornaments that can grace a lovely head. Black net .edged with gold beads, or any colored net with beads of con trasting colore, is worthy of being used for this model. When we realize the Importance of carrying the idea of an evening costume up to the hair, these new ornaments FRENCH FASHION NOTES PARIS. Nov. 25. THAT the modistes over here are active in changing modes is world-renowned. The Pariaienne is ever ready to accept innovations and loves to appear at well-known public places dressed in the latest sensational changes in hat and gown. VVeli-coUIed hair nas excellent oppor tunity for display under the upturned brims of the new boat-shaped turbans. These have high, rolling sides which n.ect in a point at the front. The very large, exaggerated form of a Napoleon hat is also worn bv many stylish women. It is made of blark velvet, and the points descend well down over the tars, while a rosette of rib bon is jauntily tixed on one side. During the last few days an ex traordinary popularity has arisen for pheasunt plumage. Bows fashioned from bands of multi colored feathers are used for trim ming felt and velvet hats and toques. Ti e new kind of "goura" plume aD pears as the only trimming on somo large velvet or long-haired felt hats. The threadlike hair* of this peculiar feather are wide apart, and this new* plume pierces the turned-up brim of the large cavalier shapes. Malson Blanc is showing a splendid Collection of children's clothes. This nouse has exerted everv effort to supply attractive outfits for little French boys And girls. A pale blue cloth coat has a collar of squirrel. It is belted in like a Russian blouse, and there is a fur Russian toque to match. This has a crown of blue cloth and a stiff little quill at the side. White rabbit fur coats, with quaintly shaped bonnets trimmed with fur, are much favored. For girls of 14 or It years corduroy is popular. Scarlet and blue serge dresses, made in Russian style and trimmed with tiny gilt buttons,'are being shown in many sheps that make a specialty of Juvenile clothes. With these serge suits tweed coats of gray or brown are worn, and rough beaver hate, simply trimmed, complete the outdoor costume. Moire in the most gorgeous shades, embroidered and trimmed with fringe or cord, is said to be holding its own. This is not hard to believe when one glances at the magnificent evening wraps seen at the theaters. Martial Arznand has introduced a long floral mousseline scarf for evening wear which bids fair to be popular. It is broad, and has a long trailing design of flowers running up the entire length. Bach flower is appllqued upon the mousseline, while the pale green leaves are embroidered with silk. No flower seems too large or too small to be used on these latest novelties. Indeed, they ci.me as a lovely relief from the popu lar beads. ELOISE. I / V ! suggest delectable gifts for our friends. No woman can possess too many; every feminine heart will appreciate one as a Christmas gift. For busy women they solve the question of what to give, and solve It in an Inexpensive way. ^'-IERE i? comfort In the thought I tnat nowadays women can resort ?*- to becoming outing hats when they contemplate strolls through the country or business trips to town. Ever ready are these good-looking models to be snatched up and adjusted without a lengthy studying of lines be fore a glass. Outing hats are rough and smooth, and are trimmed with all kinds of material. A general tailored effect Is adhered to, but the Idea has departed from the stiff, scarf-adorned felt of a few years ago. The smooth beaver Is particularly good looking In its simplicity. Its large, soft brim Is turned up at the side and held In place by a caboehon of brown suede. This material is wrapped around the crown. No fear of sudden storms need worry the owner of this becoming shape, and it is an easy venture to assert that the wear and tear of a season wlH n# IRRELEVANT CLOTHES EVEN a factotum could not assign a valid reason for the wearing, by unobtrusive persons and with ordinary street clothes, of oar lain glaring absurdities. There Is, for instance, the large brooch?a miniature in efTect, of the wise virgin with her well tilled lamp. She's a veiled lady, quit* well known and after some famous painting; which makes her not one whit less reprehensible as a breastpin. She is no more to be sanctioned aa a chest decoration than a great-grand father. done in ivory and mounted on gold, with somebody's plaited hair at the back of his frame. These treasures should be kept for inspection or hidden from sight in their blue velvet, satin lined cases. The stamp of approval goes out with certain correct apparel, and the death warrant accompanies other vagaries at their very first inception. These dis tinctions are felt by the discriminating only, and a knocking or hammerlng-in process is necessary to keep the atro city from becoming too prevalent. There Is, happily, an 'Eternal fitness" that is pervasive to a certain extent and which prevents the womanly hand from tacking a $50 plume on to a 50 cent "Charlie" hat. It withdraws ths foot, too, on Its way into the tan walking boot when about to trip forth with the black velvet gown. There should exist a natural Inclina tion toward the regular leather shades for gloves and the shopping bag, but the deep-dyed accessories?the regal pur ple pocketbooks and emerald belts tempt the seeker after novelties, not withstanding their resemblance to such monstrosities as the far-famed purple cow and the forgotten green carnation. Chamois gloves, it is understood, are not worn with party frockd; but there are mistaken mortals who will not learn that wr'nkled gloves should wrinkle; they are not intended to be smoothed to a nicety from the wrist to the elbow. A topaz coronet on the hair is queen ly, but not suited tr *he most simple of semi-evening dresses in cashmere or wool crepe, and the dinner gown it not Intended for the concert, nor Is the bridgo gown a sensible market dress. Admonitions on these critical points are of little avail; it would seem that persistent knocking alone may bring the response. Publio comment ought to prove effective, but does not. Wom an inclined to wear the irrelevant ar ticle will do it. Knowing woman will refrain. ???^ affect Its general looks. Wings are used in a becoming 11ns on the rough blue beaver. The brim !? turned to the crown, and from the point of attachment blue iridescent feathers spread out on each Bide. A fan-shaped ornament of silk is placed at ths front, while a band of the Earns swathes ths crown. In smaller form the outing hat Is just as attractive. Beaver cloth is trimmed with Dresden silk draped around the crown. Cordlike loops are spread out upon the brim. There is a trig sugges tion about this hat which is hard to resist. An outing hat Is very easily made. The field of materials and lines is wide, and there is no excuse for the absence of this necessary shape for rough-and ready wear. Belts and Buckles HE return of the blouse and sepa rate skirt restores the sash and belt to favor, and some attraotlve styles of leather and silk are ready for your approval. Satiny folds encircle the waist 11ns, while scarf ends are knotted at the back. Leather in supple form Is studded with stones and beads. Belts are wide, and this, of course, Is Joyful news to women who have strug gled for smartness with narrow bands at their waists. Under five Inches of shirred or folded silk a multitude of sins against neatness can be bidden. Nearly every belt must have its large buckle. This important part of the girdle is sometimes four Inches in width. Some are highly polished, while others are made as a concession to the liking for antique and barbaric designs. Jewels are introduced with filigree and carvingj. the color of the stones being a reflection of that of the silk or leather. Heavy silk thread and cord are em broidered in motifs that hint of ths East In both color and design. Look to your belts in thisdsy of the return of the waist line. They can make or mar ths appearance of your cos turns.