Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Edwardian Era Fashion Plate - December 1901 The Delineator

Edwardian Era Fashion Plate - December 1901 The Delineator Gowns for Street Wear Figure 230B - A jacket and skirt are associated at this figure. Attractive features of both the Norfolk and blouse modes are combined in this jacket, which is made over a fitted lining. The fronts blouse modishly and have box-plaits taken up at each side of the closing which simulates a double-breasted effect. Slight gathered fulness is arranged under the belt, and at the top small revers form notches with the ends of the coat collar. The back is plaited to correspond with the front, and additional distinction is given the mode in the yoke, which is pointed at the front and back. Pointed cuffs distinguish the bishop sleeves. Homespun is one of the new brown shades and velvet were here selected, with a simple finish of machine-stitching. A leather belt is worn. The skirt is made up in material matching the jacket and has a habit back. It has three closely-fitted gores held back by an leastic strap and is lengthened by a two-piece graduated circular flounce that ripples in the new way. The mode is appropriate for sweep or round length, and for the stylish sloping dip. Woollen fabrics with a rough hairy surface will have the preference for gowns of this type, although smooth-faced goods are also fashionable. Zibeline in the new Indian red will make a striking gown, and velvet in a deeper shade may be employed for facing the collar and revers. Figure 231B - This displays a Ladies' Costume. A two-piece costume of graceful shaping is here shown made of green mixed suiting and panne velvet in a harmonizing shade, with the approved finish of stitching. The skirt has five gores, and the back, in accordance with present modes, is in habit style. A circular flounce in graduated depth adds to the flare at the bottom, and, if desired, the skirt may be cut away beneath it. Provision is made in the pattern for sweep or round length, and a left side-front or centre-back closing may be arranged. The slanting dip is introduced. The jacket is of the blouse type with double-breasted fronts that form wide revers at the top and close to the throat or may be worn open. Smooth adjustment individualizes the back, and a belt with crossed ends outlines the sloping line of the waist. At the neck is a straight collar with a fanciful turn-over of the stitched panne. The sleeves are shaped with two seams and bell slightly at the hand. A chich gown for afternoon or carriage wear would be of royal-blue velvet, with blue enamelled buttons for the closing. Less elaborate but equally smart would be a costume in dull-red cheviot of the basket weave variety. Stitched taffeta bands might be used to trim. Other appropriate materials are homespun, Venetian, broadcloth and camel's-hair.

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