March 1914, pg. 24, 25
A very elegant and
stylish street suit may be obtained if coat design 6727 and skirt
design 6766 are worn together. As illustrated on the figure above,
it is developed in serge, with a collar of corduroy. There will be
required for the woman of medium size three yards and one-half of
material fifty inches wide and five-eighths of a yard of contrasting
material twenty-seven inches wide for the collar. Any one who
contemplates selecting this costume, which embodies so many
extremely attractive details, is sure to have the correct and very
newest style. As the soft effects are so much more in vogue at
present, this coat has usurped the place, with many people, of the
one with such strictly straight-cut lines, more widely known as
The coats of to-day are so simple in construction that
the home dressmaker may feel confident of her ability to reproduce
their smartness and excellence of line. Design 6727 is a good
example of this type of coat. It has the long shoulder and is in
twenty-eight-inch length at the back. The two-seam sleeves are sewed
into slightly deep armholes and finished with a trimming piece which
goes well with the nobby outside belt. Combined with a skirt
developed from design 6766 it makes a modish and practical suit. The
two-piece skirt has a slightly raised waistline and is made in
clearing length. The top is wider than the lower edge which
including extension measures about one yard and three-eighths in the
medium size. The belt sections may be used or not. Made of serge,
broadcloth or any of the corded woolens, this suit will be
appropriate for wear in early Spring while the same design developed
in taffeta, satin or silk crepe will prove excellent for the warm
Summer days. When a woolen material is used, the bottom of the skirt
should be finished with a braid. This suit may be worn with lingerie
waists, but one of lace or net would be more appropriate for
dress-up occasions. The coat suit seems to have reached the height
of its popularity.
Design 6727 may be obtained in seven sizes, from
thirty-two to forty-four inches bust measure, price fifteen cents.
Design 6766 may be obtained in six sizes, from
twenty-two to thirty-two inches waist measure, price fifteen cents.
September 1914, pg. 52, 53
In design 7112 and
7113 as here combined we have a splendid costume for general wear
this season. The blouse is made of chiffon and the skirt of
broadcloth and satin. To reproduce them in medium size one will need
one yard and seven-eighths of forty-five-inch material for the
blouse, with two yards and one-quarter of material fifty inches wide
for the tunic and one yard of contrasting material thirty-six inches
wide for the lower part of the skirt and the waistcoat belt, as well
as one yard and three-quarters of thirty-six inch material for the
Design 7112 is in raglan style and one has a choice of
full-length or shorter sleeves. The stand-away collar is smart, but
one may use the collar in high neck provided by the lining. Skirt
7113 shows a well-liked version of the Russian tunic. It is
box-plaited and is attached at slightly raised waistline to a short
three-piece foundation skirt in regulation waistline. The one-piece
lower part is in clearing length and its lower edge measures about
one yard and five-eighths with inverted plait. The waist-coat-belt
may be used or omitted.
Design 7112 in seven sizes, thirty-two to forty-four
inches bust, price fifteen cents.
Design 7113 in seven sizes, twenty-two to thirty-four
inches waist, price fifteen cents.
March 1914, pg. 34, 35
Misses’ Eton Suit with
One-piece Skirt (15 cents). – For the young miss or small woman
nothing could be more attractive than this simple suit with short
Eton jacket. The pattern is cut in five sizes, from fourteen to
twenty. Size sixteen requires four yards and five-eighths of
At the hem the skirt measures one yard and
July 1914, pg. 46, 47
A smart and practical
Summer costume is here developed from design 6987, using ratine,
with collar and cuffs of organdy. For a woman of medium size, one
will need to reproduce this attractive model four yards and
one-eighth of ratine forty inches wide, with one-half yard of
organdy twenty-seven inches wide for the stand-away collar, revers
The waist is in the popular raglan style and may be
made with full-length or shorter sleeves. If one wishes a plainer
waist the revers may be omitted and one may use the collar in high
neck provided by the body lining. The skirt is cut in clearing
length and is attached at a slightly raised waistline. It is formed
of two pieces lengthened at the front and sides by a circular
flounce. There is a slight fullness at the top of the back. The
lower edge measures about two yards in the medium size.
This design is an excellent example of the simple and
modish dress needed for general wear. It may be developed in such
materials as ratine, corded cottons, linen, Japanese crepe, serge,
gabardine and corded woolens.
Design 6987 in eight sizes, from thirty-two to
forty-six inches bust measure, price fifteen cents.
June 1914, pg. 18, 19, 23
On page 19 a charming
design for a miss or small woman is shown with the collar in
stand-away style, with three-quarter-length raglan sleeves and a
modish three-piece flare volant. On page 23 the model is repeated in
a more simple development, the dart-fitted sleeves being in full
length and the volant omitted. Then, too, a chemisette may be worn
to fill in the open neck. The three-piece upper part of the skirt
joins a two-piece lower part, the latter measuring at the lower edge
about one and one-quarter yards in medium size. Linen, gingham, rep,
poplin, gabardine, serge or taffeta is suitable, and if a more
elaborate frock is wished, a cotton crepe, crepe de Chine,
charmeuse, crepe meteor, voile or brocade may be used. Fashions for
the young miss follow those of the elders in charmingly modified
designs, and slender women often find them splendidly suited to
The medium size requires four and three-quarter yards
of thirty-two-inch cotton poplin and one yard of thirty-two-inch
Dress 7604 in four sizes, fourteen to twenty years,
July 1914, pg. 46, 47
version of designs 6994 and 7000 is here developed in taffeta with
flaring collar of lace and a flowered girdle. The bustle drapery is
seen to advantage in this dressy model and proves itself a most
attractive echo of the styles of a generation ago. One will need to
reproduce the costume as illustrated four yards of material
forty-four inches wide, with three-quarters of a yard of lace
eighteen inches wide for the stand-away collar and full vest,
seven-eighths of a yard of edging to trim the collar, as well as two
yards and three-quarters of material twenty-seven inches wide for
the short three-piece foundation skirt.
The waist shows the body in one with the oversleeves
which are finished at the elbow with a soft frill of the silk. The
skirt is gracefully draped and has excellent lines which will make
it becoming to almost every type of figure. Soft materials that
drape well are best suited to designs of this sort, and one may use
silk or cotton materials.
Design 6994 in seven sizes, from thirty-two to
forty-four inches bust measure, price fifteen cents.
Design 7000 in nine sizes, from twenty-two to
thirty-eight inches waist measure, price fifteen cents.
Delineator May 1914, pg. 26, 27
It would be hard to
find a style so universally becoming as the jumper waist here
exemplified in design 6873. Combined with skirt 6874 it makes a
costume of striking originality. For the dress as here illustrated
there will be required in the medium size two yards and one-quarter
of plain cotton crepe forty inches wide for the jumper and tunics,
and four yards and one-eighth of figured crepe forty inches wide for
the blouse with stand-away collar and skirt, with three yards and
three-eighths of edging to trim, and two yards and one-eighth of
thirty-six-inch material for a foundation skirt.
In 6873 we have a simple blouse with body and sleeve in
one combined with the jumper portion. For the high-neck style a
collar is provided with the lining. Skirt 6874 is in clearing length
with slightly raised waistline. Its air of smartness is due largely
to the rippling of the double tunic. In the medium size the lower
edge measures about one yard and one-quarter.
Design 6873 in seven sizes, from thirty-two to
forty-four inches bust measure, price fifteen cents.
Design 6874 in seven sizes, from twenty-two to
thirty-four inches waist measure, price fifteen cents.
Delineator May 1914, pg. 28, 29
The modish costume
developed from designs 6862 and 6863 is a pleasing expression of the
latest features of the season’s styles. The bolero outline given the
waist by the trimming pieces is further carried out by the use of a
full vest here made of lace. The body is in one with the oversleeve,
which may be in either of two lengths. A one-piece undersleeve is
provided, but its use is optional, as is that of the draped vest.
For a waist in high neck, the French lining provides a collar with
straight or curved lower edge. The stand-away effect of the large
collar is a particularly good feature of the design.
Design 6863 is a most attractive version of the
draped skirt. The drapery falls in soft folds at the sides and forms
a tunic. The lower edge may be in either of two outlines and
measures in the medium size about one yard and one-eighth. Cut in
clearing length and with slightly raised waistline, the draped skirt
is joined to a short three-piece foundation skirt in regulation
waistline. For the costume as illustrated, there will be required in
the medium size four yards and one-eighth of plain crepe de Chine
forty inches wide for the skirt, collar, frill sections and trimming
pieces, with one yard and three-eighths of forty-inch figured crepe
de Chine for the body, one-half yard of all-over lace twenty-seven
or more inches wide for the full vest, five-eighths of a yard of
twenty-inch material for a foundation vest and two yards and
one-eighth of thirty-six-inch material for a foundation skirt.
Moiré, taffeta, satin, crepe de Chine, crepe meteor, silk crepe,
cotton crepe, voile combined with net, lace and embroidery are among
the materials recommended for these designs.
Seldom has there been such a variety of plain and
figured materials to choose for the Summer costume. The contrast of
flowered and plain crepe de Chine is especially pleasing.
Design 6862 may be obtained in five sizes, from
thirty-two to forty inches bust measure, price fifteen cents.
Design 6863 may be obtained in seven sizes from
twenty-two to thirty-four inches waist measure, price fifteen cents.
June 1914, pg. 33, 35
No. 5934, Misses’
Dress (15 cents). – The waist of this fascinating frock is made of
shadow lace, with overwaist and tunic of tulle bound with silver.
The one-piece dart-fitted skirt is of white taffeta. This pattern
may be had in five sizes, fourteen to twenty. Size sixteen requires
to make this dress as illustrated two yards and one-half of
thirty-six-inch material for the skirt; one yard and three-fourths
of forty-inch goods for the bretelles and pannier, and one yard of
thirty-six-inch lace for the waist.
The width of this skirt at the bottom is one yard and
Delineator October 1914, pg. 68,69
bewitching costume for evening wear is here illustrated in designs
7156 and 7152. It will require in medium size three yards and
three-eighths of forty-inch satin for the foundation skirt and
plaited flounce, four yards of beaded net forty inches wide for the
overdrapery, straight yoke and tunic, two yards and seven-eighths of
lace edging sixteen inches wide for the full upper part of the waist
and the shorter sleeves, one yard and one-eighth of flesh-color
transparent material forty inches wide for the underbody (cut
double) and the shorter sleeves (cut single), three yards and
five-eighths of fancy bead banding to trim yoke and tunic and three
yards of plain banding to trim overdrapery.
7156 in seven sizes, thirty-two to forty-four inches
bust, fifteen cents.
7152 in eight sizes, twenty-two to thirty-six inches
waist, fifteen cents.