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DESIGN FOR A SEWING
APRON ft *HE design for a sewing apron, on I today's page is offered in com- JL pliance with a request If I may judge by the suggestions from numerous correspondents, this design \u25a0hould prove a popular number.- The apron is very simple In construc tion, and after the embroidery is com pleted there will be very little trouble In the naktag of it. Made -of two pieces, the back is apron shaped and the top piece a generous circular pocket. One-half of this pock eted apron is shown, and the making •f it means merely the sewing together of the outer seam, which fastens the pocket to the apron. It is expected that lace be eewed along the outside e&g» after the seam has Practical Under garments WHILE we all openly. adore the dainty lingerie whose praises are sung where'er needlework Is appreciated, . the practical woman knows, down in the depths of her secret heart, that for the average woman a number of plainer pieces must be added to .the .wardrobe; come that will stand the wear and tear of our common enemy, the laun dress, and come back clean, untorn and fresh looking each alternate •week, giving place to their more fragile sisters only upon especial oc casions. Therefore, when doing the spring shopping, we clutch our pocketbooks determinedly in our fists as vre slip around the dainty piles of white with colored ribbons arranged to -tempt us on the counters or along the aisles of our favorite shop. We make a beeline for the more sedate but, when we reach it, equally attractive counter of white goods, where we hurriedly buy what we know vre ought to buy. but what we do not want to buy at all. Then the fascina tion ->f "making things" grips us once again, as it is sure to do. and, oh, goodness me: Then we go right to work and make them too elaborate c gain! BB There is a way to have these at once useful and pretty, simple and dainty. Cross-barred muslin of a quality that seems almost like dimity wears well. Choose* a pattern, when cutting out, that combines corset cover and draw ers, or corset cover and short petti coat. The corset cover is cut all in one piece, giving the fronts a gener ous bias. If you care more for line and neat ness than for the accepted idea of a finish for the edges of either of the lower garments, leave off the um brella flounce or the straight gather ed ruffle and finish the edge first. with a narrow linen tape which comes with a hemstitched design through the center. Sew to this by hand,' so as to get the proper fulness, machine made linen edging from one inch to one and a half inches in width. The neck and armholes can be fin ished In the same way, while a dainty \u25a0washable ribbon can be run through the lace at the neck to draw in all extra fulness. -• The lower part can be Joined to the tipper by means of a piece of the linen tape about two Inches longer than the «lze of the waist, "and to which all extra fulness at the waist line is placed. This, when sewed twice so as to cover all raw edges, has the effect of the French seam, beading or entre deux, and is much stronger and more durable. Buttons and buttonholes finish this jraxment, and the more It Is laundered the daintier It becomes. It is a comfort Indeed to have some undergarments that are always ready to wear. The Distinctive Touch NO MATTER how plain the material of the llttl* corset cover or chemise, or how simple the gar ments must be made, there is always & •way to give them a distinctive touch, to^ make them truly our own possessions. This can" be djone by the simple little embroidered wreath Inclosing. the given name and done with Xo. 20 whit* em broidery cotton. Use the heavier cotton In order to save the stitches and yet to give th« came effect as that done with finer thread. . ; A design can be copied from any pat tern that seems attractive, and can ' be used again and again. In fact,: the re peated design then becomes as much our own as the name it surrounds, which makes It doubly personal. Poor, Little Dollies! THREE wee- bisque "dollies* were de prived of their legitimate Varms, and Ewathed— each one" separate ly—in sachet-scented cotton until they were only little round . balls with '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 saucy beads above and tiny toes sticking out below. , Two were dressed In Pierrot costumes of blue, made by gathering a piece* of dotted , satin ribbon about, their^ pas sive necks and. ankles, and the 'center one was dressed as becomingly. In pink. , - J \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 They were strung on ribbon iof - blue and , pink— decorated with , bows u of, the same— and labeled ."Fancy. Pincushions." poor little doiiies! ..• ifmsg&msmsmms FOR THE INDUSTRIOUS NEEDLEWOMAN been felled or turned toward the inside of the pocket. No -belt is supplied, because of the prevalence of the ribbon" band, which is the color- touch and is folded over the raw edge at. the top of the apron, hemmed fast and Its ends • allowed to fall as string's. The scallop, which you will pad with soft, untwisted cotton, i& a shallow French design, and usually proves satis factory In all useful articles. No time spent In doing it in close buttonholing will be wasted. The floral design upon the pocket may, if time be'too great an* object to permit of more work, be done in closely worked Btemstitch, but to get the best effect it should be done in solid over-and T over A Midseason Hat WHY not evolve a hat at home for these early spring days be fore fashions have fastened upon any one shaped It is an extravagance, pure and simple, to pay a good price for the earliest spring millinery— to be shown only a peach basket and ripened fruit, for instance — as was the fate of many, a year ago, and then to see all these eccentricities (or beauties) re linquished by our very own milliner, for other saner products of the work room. Maline or lace Is .excellent for the midseason hat. Worked upon a tur ban or a beehive-shaped frame, shir red maline is , a safe venture with a twist of gold-colored ribbon^ velvet round Its crown "and a made cabochon of leaves and flowers placed jauntily to the left of the front. Creamy old lace tucked beneath the brim in a Corday ruffle will add be comingness to some faces.' Should the lace frill be too con 'trasty for the face In question, folds of colored maline to match the flowers will give the finishing and softening touch. Gems on Lace FR the restoration of your evening gown, so that it may do duty during this latter part of the season, sew gems upon the lace. \ Laces suffer, most in- the elaborate gown. They are fragile and reach the repair point while the gown is still good. -. , Then it is that glass gems or large -beads come into requisition as beautlfiers and. to tell the truth, as patches. They will conceal most successfully any small darn or long rent, and will at .the same time 'enrich -and - often recolor 'the- garment. .-" . "This. adding of a newv; touch to the half-wornfarticle , of -apparel Is fre quently;; truer;; economy, .than '-• the ' re building/aria: garment,%withi newima terials; reaching almost Ithe 1 prices of fa' ADELAIDE BYRD stitch along" the double lines 1 of thi ' w v hole design. . This work will preserve a delicacy not usual in a heavily embroidered solid piece, and. it; will take far less time In the, doing. / To give 'a certain Indescribable light ness or-laciness .there 'are .added small circles In groups of three, which are in tended as English eyelets. They may, however, be solid,; and -they may, more over! be worked in color if desired. Aprons are a delight to the recipient always, and the advantages ?\u25a0 of the fancy-work apron with its commodious pocket, .are known both to 'those .who have had them and to all who have done without.. -" - It Is a pleasant piece of work, and a.s nice to keep as it is acceptable when given away. Bags and More Bags YOU may live in a palace or call one wee bedroom home, but if you are a woman you will sooner or, later develop the bag craze, and the crazier the bag; the greater your : delight. There are Innumerable ones as costly as brocade and embroideries can , make, them, but there are others," easily ac complished and of less expensive ma terials,'made, attractive by their de signs. One seen at a card party recently, where all the prizes were in this useful snap-?,, was made of flowered ribbon; 1 flowers of a dull pink and deeper. yellow on a cream background. .... Three-quarters of a yard of this rib bon was sewed lengthwise on "a round bottom covered',. with .a piece .of ."the V same ribbon. The top of the bag above the gathering casing was made of a doubled piece of . old-gold satin ribbon, which formed a heading fully two Inches in height. The long ends were ribbon of a slightly lighter shade about an inch in width. - The whole was a ' po&m in color. " . The same Idea was carried out in dif ferent shades of lavender,'; while one of the guests went immediately home and utilized some different shades of pink. to good effect. \u25a0 ' - -. ..\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- One ; idea developed \u25a0> brings - another. Wide satin ribbon' of any-; color can be caught together with. "catstitch.'! Black ribbon alternated with narrower figured j ribbon, held by embroidery silk of a con trasting shade,: is -good.: y The top of. the bag above the ? gathering . ribbon is , not caught together, but each' *nd of ribbon is mitered and featherstitched around' the edge and allowed to fall in, separate tabs;- ... '\u25a0;\u25a0 \u25a0: \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ' - *.-> \u25a0\u0084 - \u25a0 , -\u0084.;;.. Cretonne bags are often most beautl- f ui ; in their coloring;; and to their useful ness \u25a0 there; is :no end. > ::-:':\u25a0 -\u25a0\u25a0v, ; •, ; • 7" A. i square V of & material ".-about \ three quarters :©f.aiya,rd \u25a0jjn? size; and 'hemmed all I around a with j ant Inch-wide I hem t was 1 sewed to small brass rings along its four euges. , -. . , \u25a0\u0084 ... --.-,_--,, These in turn were strung on a pleco of the material— or on; inch-wide ribbon^" and boundJarounditwotoblongiembroid-; cry hoops, i Thia \ made • a" most \u25a0 attractive I model, as •as a' sensible one. ». ~ • ?"-.i A «< Herei is * proof £of Sthe ft facts that f any-, thing i that i holds an yt hing and , hangs on : any thl n g .-, Is . a deli gh t to anything . that ; wear; skirts— and', man's .despair. : r " • • .- - . J?6lKa©6ts POLKA dots provide • ornamentation ? f or. ; jj.'. plain . ; lawn ) shirtwaist \ and enrich * the • trousseau of :a \ recent bride. v •'',' /:".-;; \u25a0;. *' :^ \u25a0'•' The . colored % dots 'i f orm \a ;'. line": down .box pleat the | pleats ion ' '\u25a0'\u25a0. 'jl'each"; slde.^Theyj, also; run} down] thY top — ) -of r* the J sleeve iiandw^dver^ the \.eiltlrej, i ; L; four-Inch . cuff * and ?*ttieYa ttached high •;. pleating -of .> the J plain"* white |extendsj downfonet sldejof j the;; f*. front apleat,^ I and * this* la <edged -with a ;g narrow, line of plain' color. -K:. : • ; :u- -:. ; •On the Silk Princess A DECIDED Innovation but lately ' Introduced . upon \u25a0 the princess • slip is Its separate flounce. - . \u25a0•- An .; elghtaen-lnch j ruffle of China .silk to match the "slip in .quality, or^ else made*, of batiste, .. is - finished with " ; a 'straights band at its top, and Is , provided with f buttonholes.; which fasten to a" row of buttons on the slip. . - % \u25a0 These -ruffled - flounces are designed to cave a the laundry r bill; the r slip, which necessarily.. would '.require less \u25a0 frequent laundering ; than v the .-flounce, .is.- made snort ? enough ito; escape c the > dust. : : One slip may be, made to do duty for. a pair of. flounces.'a plain and a fancy. Color oriNegligee SOMETHING new in embroidery. ls here * for \ the , lover of the' dress .inVsacque and the negligee. ; 1 touch" of; embroidery upon the daintiest V white 'garment is now done In • linen ? floss. . •' r - Marki you. the^white -scallop Is ;,not ; abandoned on 'this": color- touch ed " gar ments and i- aside 1 1 rom "\ its'; ribbons : and - the | effective a showing I of 4 rather,? stren- 1 . uous 'i work,"i the- \u25a0 negligee \ is I as • daintyj a« i' ever. ;.i *\u25a0?\u25a0' '"^ '- v: -\u25a0,*•"• The Sari Francisco Sunday Call ON DEEP HEMS IT HAS been found that the light weight silk dress does not hang to the satisfaction of fastidious woman, and Its hem has been deepened to bring about a firmness at its_lower edge. The 'ldea Is equally applicable to mar quisettes, voiles, organdies and swlsses. Thjs "newfangled 1 ' hem is a half yard deep. Fashion notes do not refer to th© added cost of a garment whose hem alone necessitates some yards* more ma terial, but they assure us. as we would ourselves surmise, that the skirt Is vls-^ lbly improved, " It occurs to us to argue In favor of it as a saving in petticoat flounces and in \u25a0 dress trimming. It goes without saying that the per fectly hung skirt— the exquisitely fitted dress— demands less decoration than the makeshift which shrieks out for a kind ly, a concealing adornment. On the more elaborate satins and lib erty crepes this deep hem is. in reality, a facing of Inexpensive broadcloth, of flannel or of cashmere. .v In applying the bias facing there Is no difficulty In the fitting of its bias width to even a circular skirt, but the summer frock, which involves m. hern or its own material, will require careful handling in the matter of its tuxn«up .fc] prevent a twist. -*-**ites£t&*'' ' The laying of the hem ajalnst th* under side of the skirt will involve a \u25a0lapboard and a careful hand for smoothing and the- laying la of the oc casional pleat, to aay nothing of the straight eye required to plaanlsc thea« pleats or darts so that they slope in a line with the seams of the skirt. The deep hem Is usually pot In by hand. It may be stitched by machine at times when there Is concealing dec oration, such as the narrow laoe frill around the middle of the skirt.. "after 1830."* or the row of fringe. Tucking to the depth, of eighteen or twenty-seven Inches sometimes takes the place of this abnormal hem in - some of the white mull dresses from Paris. Graduated tucks, beginning with a six-Inch one as a hem and decreasing each one a half inch until one inch is reached, will be the attractive skirt finish of some of the lawns. Six tiny ruffles below the knees, or six rows of narrow cotton fringe, will cover very well and effectively the bottom of a skirt If a full Inch is . left bare between each two lines of the \ decoration. } All of this Is but a. reiurn to the outlines and the trimmings of other days. This is the day of revivals, and we welcome them. Colored Irish Crochet IRISH lace is now dyed to match the costume linen with which you want to use it. The dyeing of cluny "lace has long been successful; the tea-dipping and coffee-soaking process has worked so well with the Irish crochet that thi3 latter 13 now actually dyed. The thread of which It Is made takes on a very fair rose pink, old blue or dull Javender. The darker linen shades are not so successfully obtained in the hard Irish thread. The small rose, or medallion, and the round "danglum" of crocheted thread are the pieces most frequently dyed. " • < ! ' I'l When the colored motif is applied to linen \u25a0 the material is cut away from beneath It. Reaving It more deli cate In appearance. Rose-Making ROSES for the summer hat are mad» Qf whatever pretty lace you have In th» house. Cream, white or black Is used, and sometimes a combina tion of two tones, with the lighter for the center, will make more effective work. The formation of the rose depends upon the folding of the lace round a given center— upon the feeling of th» worker. It may be a thing- of beauty. a «i t u lumph .,. oC w art sucn « the French milliner will bring forth by her genius, or a mere stiff little twisty thinjr of lacs looking very little Ilk© the flower for which It Is named. Examine the hand made rose. The art of rose-making may be acquired if we have it not. Handkerchiefs THE border on your handkerchief. If you color it with hand embroidery, . should match your tailored stilt. You. would .have observed, had yoa lived In France, that the kerchief Is very small and the embroidery is unusually large. The colored work consists of hugs coin-spots, across one corner or round the entire edge. They ara worked in solid stitch,, padded, and are very rich and. at the same time, dashy. The 'most extreme among them show a single dollar-sized dot to one corner. This, done "in a vivid blue or a rare azalea pink, is Indeed fetching for th« young girl in the gay linen costume. • Large-Hats Revived RESURRECT the old broad-brim-; mcd summer "hat you discarded a few years ago and positively could not "wear .last, summer. It will be the best of "sun hats for the coming season and quite "In style**, once more. Poke a great bunch of half -worn roses under the -brim at the back. with 1 a" covering; of mallne" they will not^ suffer; in contrast to the fresher leaves and blossoms on the brim. This -back "decoration tilts the hat forward ..very . much as we wore them ; some years ago. The flat hat > comes , as ' a relief for those who have not found becoming the cossack and Cor day shapes. . Initials and Nanies WHEN* working the ; first- name or , initial in script " upon kerchief* .or ; underwear, the . French - now use the same shade of embroidery floss which * they - have chosen to \u25a0 Introduce upon » these - dainty i lingerie ; articles. . v Since -it has; become a fashion to us* coarse linen. and cotton' threads for th« embroidery.' of f fine ; mulls, ithea* * heavy threads fare split or separated for th* working ' of initials and names. .