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The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, July 13, 1913, Image 9

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BATHING /hour is just as impor
tant from a modistic .point of
r.". view as it. is in the social cal
endar of, the day. " The bathing suit is
a thing of. beauty and can be as ex
pensive as any little dance: frock that
the summer girl 'chooses!; It / can also
be copied at home in; less ; expensive •
materials with / the v same//success
Bloomers of; the , same; material or
woolen tights are worn with the bath
ing suit, and the accessories; such as.
hats and shoes; are, receiving great
attention in the general planning of
(he costumes for the sea.
';;•■/ White taffeta '." in-/ regular bathing
suit quality, v which is heavy, is used
for the all-white; model. . There a
front fastening—a tab at the top hold
ing the.panel in place. A-square collar,
of blue satin ,turns-, back from the
throat and >V girdle* of blue is -tied
around the waist.' * The model is com
paratively ; plain. A ' hat m mobcap
•Uyle'completes the costume. ■ >
In black and white is the bathing,
suit which ,is an . excellent idea for
remnants. , The bodice is of-checked"
taffeta, trimmed with black as a bind
ing around the "■front- and on the edge
of the sleeves. ' .There, are scallops on
the edge of the black, held down under
plaid-covered, buttons. An. apron of
Hack taffeta forms- /the top of the
checked skirt.-,/- complete the
idea. ~ ■ ~ -. ,< •<■••',
Crepe de chine is the fabric used in
Sunday, July 13, 1913
- the- wide-striped model with the high _>
waist line. The kimono sleeves are
edg3d/ with bands' showing ; stripes in
' che opposite • direction. A side fasten- '
ing is edged with a quilling of crepe de
chine and the high waist line is de
• fined by a ruffle shirred under a double
row of stitches. At the bottom of the
skirt a hem of horizontal stripes gives ■!'
) a different finish and a firm edge.:
; The ; Bulgarian style in bathing
its -is, a "noticeable feature of the sea
• son. / In blue satin : it is shown, with
the low waist line defined by a sash of.
,! Bulgarian silk. The sailor /collar and
/.sleeves" are piped with, cords < of this j
•^figured-silk,! and buttons continue the
idea on the slanting of the bodice.
- ■ Figured taffeta' trims blue satin In
X the last of the group. A fichu effect of
,'taffeta crosses front, fastening at ~
■ one side under a rosette. On the skirt £
' an inset' triangular piece of figured
silk relieves the.'plain under the curved "
• lines of the upper skirt. Short sleeves
have /comfortable fullness, and aro
/ ; trimmed with turned-back cuffs of 'fig
ured silk.
: Any remnant of , silk in plain,
changeable \or figured pattern is in
.'style.' The general lines of the bathing
s suit,; with little innovations : in decora
tion, are here. Add these bright ideas
to your own demands, and if you are
( J a '. summer V girl—no age -mentioned,
please—you can well smile when in the
*l sea if you wear one of these silk suits.

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