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The San Francisco call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, July 01, 1900, Image 8

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Hints to Summer Maids
fashions According
io Parisian pecree
Photos by Alisky-
THK up-to-date girl is a thoroughly
tailor-made creature. A;.little while
back it was only the woman with
money who could afford tailor
gowns, but it is not *¦•> now. There, arc
so many tailor shops down 'side street.-?
(that started witii prtssing and repairing
but are now turning out suits as good in
appearance as the first-class : tailor; al
though they may not be so well made, it
is possible for a woman in very moderate
circumstances to have tailor gowns and
'ook just as well as her more fortunate
sister who paid a much larger amount,
but certainly could not have derived any
more pleasure from the dress. The dress
maker whose strongest point is dainty be
ru filed and lace-trimmed frocks will have
to exert herself to the utmost to convince
her fair customers that the mannish tai
lor gowns are not so well adapted to dis
playing their charms as the fluffy summer
frocks are.' To do this she will have to
show some very dainty dresses indeed.
Crisp little Miss Carrie-; de . Mar :has
brought from Paris to our coast inore
than a trunkful of street; costumes; and
every* one of them is as sternly simple as
Paris ordains. Kxcept the evening cape.
¦When. my lady appears- under electric
lights she may let go. of daytime re
straints, and then she rriakes up for her
tailor's sternness by enrJugh chiffon and
lace to float her up among- the clouds. -5
For a Fourth of Julv outins- a bewitch-
in? and patriotic little suit is made of
blue broadcloth. The waist is trimmed
with white braid. The sleeves have rows
of tucks at regular intervals. A darker
: shade yf blue surah makes the collar, also
vhc scarf around the waist, which is hn
¦ished off with white fringe. The hat is
lace, straw trimmed, with -.white lace in
iront and' piiiK .roses; and black velvet
bows in buck. , ...- ¦ :; :>¦.-•-- -
For that -especial- day it wont take five
minutes to put red poppies in the place of
the roses, and there you are, as imperti
nently'. gay - as any American llag. that
ever waved.
A swagger street dress is the brown
cloth suU.with the Eton jacket. Narrow
bands of satin finish off the seams of the
skirt; The jacket has creamy lace around
the collar and a- broad strap of satin on
each side of the packet. The hat is yel
low straw, trimmed with black and green,
ribbon. The dress is set off by a white
shirtwaist. The cream lace of the suit
is worth talking about, by the way.
Thousands of women all over the world
are now using all their, spare moments
In making lace for themselves and their
friends: There are a great many beauti
ful designs for these new lace collars
arid scarfs. They are not only attractive,
but the work, is not at all difficult and
only a. moderate amount of experience
is required. /The colors used are cream,
white, ecru or blatk. . These can be worn
with nearly any kind of costume. A httlo
lace at the neck of a plain shirt waist
is just' the finishing touch needed to make'
a woman appear daintily dressed. Lace
on the street coat collar is a novel orna
mentation. It may be very simple or
elaborate, as desired. The lace . on a
brown broadcloth costume is in a heavy
open design, discernible at a distance, and
intended for the collar of tailormade suits
for street wear. A simple design may
ho used on duck or linen tailor suits.
I-ace scarfs and ties are also very stylish.
One very pretty scarf in English point
is in a leaf design. It is about nine inches
wide.- A variety of stitches may be used
in this or the design may be very simple.
A stock collar of satin is greatly- im
proved by a narrow fold of green, black,
or blue velvet forming an edge to thei
top. Lace ties are also very useful. They
add greatly to the beauty of one's cos
tume. Manv women have from six tof.
twelve and find them a delightful aid
to the securing of variety.
A Rood costume for morning wear is a
brown skirt with tan boxcoat, with a col
lar of darker brown velvet, ine sailor
liat is white. The automobile coat Is ex
tremely stylish for afternoon wear. It is
a soft shade of tan broadcloth with shirr
ed chiffon "covering, the collar and lapels.
The edges of this coat are bound with a
darker shade of stitched broadcloth Two
stripes of the same are stitched up the
back. The dress v.orn here v.-ith.the coat
is brown clotn ttntshed with narrow uiir.t.-»
of satin. One hat is toce straw, v.:Ui
•white and black velvet bow.
Jf vour puts.-, is ftilUng, you. too. may
have li-.ce and buc'«;Ics and i.lumes fur
occasions. Lint ken> to the- Keynote <>r
simplicity for the weekdays of thi.* work
aday world. - This i* a frietully hint to
the S^r B irl ofgjggj r2AR 3ON.

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