Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta
IT IS always a difficult thing to de- sign a child's frock, for that hard- est of ail things to musi be- combined, with the smart and yet conservative mode. The French, however, have mastered that puzzling art, and show, as the draw- Ings here given well illustrate; the exact combination desirable of mod- ishness and childish prettiness. The first drawing to the left, for a child of about 6 to JO, is in very supple scarlet serge, and is made with a quaint short waist in the empire style. It is trimmed only with gilt buttons 'and soutache loops, though the yoke at the collarless neck has a touch of gold in its red embroidery. .The plain silk girdle, of red, and the soutache on the. deep heni of th'e .gathered skirt accentuate the empire 'idea. The -dress next shown is a suitable model for a much older one of the hard-to-please age of IS. It is in-a mixed material, a soft brown and blue combination. Blue velvet outlines the yoke and the cuffs on the three -'quarter length sleeves, while buttons cf the material define the shoulder caps, extended into, a front pleat down, the blouse. They re- appear on the cuffs and in a vertical row on the very deep plain ruffle of the skirt. The collar is of hand- tucked sheer linen. For a girl of the same age, or one years younger, comes the blue serge next shown, a chic gown, large- ly trimmed with bands of the self- material, placed so as to form large tucks on the skirt and an oddly cut-' yoke on-the blouse. The flat the. of sunrr.etaJ, but they woii-ld be equally good if covered'with the dress material. The collar and undercuts are of lace. Girls all the way from S to 16 can .wear the next model, again a blue serge, with braiding in" fine black soutache-on the side pleats of the bolero-like o'n the turn-back cuffs and on the top ruffle of the four on the skirl. This frock again shows the high waist line; arid th'e front 13 exactly like the back. The yoke and cuffs may be of either iace or embroidery. The last model, for younger girls again, .Is in beetroot, the new shade-of red. It is trimmed at yoke, cuffs- and. skirt with bands of the material em- broidered in coa-rsp silk floss in self- color, in blue and in khaki. This simpla little frock takes its oriental motif, from-' the styles for older persons. ,And so. indeed, do all the: costumes for young girls, though, of a. xnpdined form. The short-walsted frock is "ceverywhere seen and the button trim- ming that is so prevalent in .fashions for, adults. The childish note .is given th'e popular serge la dark blue let and in the great .jplaid, both for entire frocks arid for trimmings. .Taken all in all. the styles fo clren have the double aim of "smartness and simplicity, and the tain this the better they will be." "vr-' Fan Colors V UITE different from the fabrics' for fall, of which there is a wide choice, the selection of colors Is to'" be very limited. Black and 'dark, somber colors are still In -'Navy and royal blues, prune" color, royal purple (Jo. lesser de- gree) and a very dark seal brown are all good. Especially for evening wear color trasts are the rule. This is to be seen; to the" fullest extent in the chiffon veil-r ings over satin, but it is used also. Such combinations as inauve pink and bluet, seal brown ar.d pearl gray, royal blue and taupe, navy blue .and cyclamen, dull brown and old-blue are seen. BISck is used in combination with every color, but especially, so far as novelty goes, with seal brown and navy blue. PARIS, banded-in effect which has exploited in some of tha first fall models has had its' day.- .V The newest showing at some of the private openings does not erapha-' size it- and it is quite probable that not be seen to winter gowns. skirts will still retain their straight- '-lines, however. DouWe skirts, -or- skirts- 'trimmed'-" with bands to simulate the double-effect' ire exclusive bid fan- to be-" adoflted by the leading PaHsiennes; Striped cashniere or .supple-! cloth, lit' made up into smart .ose-piecjifrocks with.long t3ffh't above the, Buttons and. braid are'. used ......___., and irfthr the "BhajS ,-ld-west line at the-front are- usuaUy them. tj A blue serge-.model that is extremely: practical has a broad black collar, from under which pleat on the bodice and tinued down the .skirt.- black satin'and fastened nnder'each' with huge gold buttons. The grand success at -vlile was the ,-comb'lnation 6J blick'-'vel- vet and unuBual- -iy effective alliance of do-ubtedly bes used house" t-his winter.-Ton wUl'-f-aee that; fciaeki w-hiie are still in .vogue. Fur, velvet and .English', e; -will 'nof'-'surprise The long irbnT-Kn-ftF- the round lengiii be ''ap-propriate for .-Brecbll ''is showing1- if ill- fur coats. A'' shaped and '_'ls" baisdS' of Another :fs cf Persian lamb, Asides and trimmed. Is Moire vis used for -long >-3Blailt is-trimmed revers and deep ciifEs are-' typical of.T ,this kind of coat. A; cord; is. some' to tie the" folds and hold "aide. of Velvet will be the''fabric'thls.-WTitec.-' '-Scarfs, wraps, rg-owris be made of ife'w- est being- a two-toned velvet beautiful. It must f.suppie and easily draped, and you may .with; "filmygauze.'.: Indeed, trie th'e aliiance :of fabrics. 'the greater the, approval. ;Fo'rxbl6uses. 'three-quarter'and.'seven-. .lengtli sleeves in. .vbgua. sleeve are '.still'-'-'the' slightly- flawing- edg.e.musr be shown. over-.thersubcuff'Of moire, colored with., (heavly'van-" tapestry" "gold of crold or JFabrlo handbags ;ariBUseeh? silks over metal' with 'chain- 'or silk cord In" demand-.- i. 'long -.streamers They usually, in--" silk" ribbons' of "'these fabrics- are :also em-' ployed. __ Fancy goods', like -garments in gen- r seen- largely in black and of these two shades. .Fabric of 'strongly contrasting colors via. l bfe aeparate blouses. Cord effects are and "both cordelier and Persian handbags will be made to match the fashionable gowns. I With Persian gowns or turbans, band- ings of the fabric- and flkiuring win-be used as bandeaux or int-ertwltt- f White Crepe WHITE crepe has corne into its own as a fashionable fabric for fall wear. White crepe dresses are seen, trimmed with deep bands of black velvet, or with milan. and venise lace. Mousseline crepe' -and crepe de chine are beautifully orna- mented'with bands of white ermine of white crepe over -white satin. The long crope tunic was flounced with milan lace and bordered with narrow "New Barplns THE latest in. the "minor is the long barpins, four to she 'inches 4n length, which, are being used to. fasten automobile- -veils: and, less frequently, collars and jabots. They come in plain metal and enamel finishes and in- the heavy, barbaric -semipre- cious stones so popular nowadays. One lovely gown seen In Paris was NEGEWE here show admirably bothyof these tend- encies. The first to the left is a side-frill model in hemstitched sheer lir.en; in fact, it could be contrived by a clever girl from two handkerchiefs. The hlgn stock collar is hand-tuckefi. and so is the front pleat, while the frills are gathered to these, the side-frill being double. The next collar is a frivolous little bit or ornament for a plain tucked waist, all formed of rows of valencienr.es lace. each one-half inch wide, with a band and bow of narrow black velvet at the bottom of the stock. Insertion is used for the stock, edging for the middy collar. The maid who decides to change style of her cnllarless frock should have recourse to the next m-odel, which con- sists of a rather loose stock collar of not too wide ribbon, finished with a long- Alsatian bow in back and an upstand- ing ruche of three-inch-wide lace. The ribbon should match or harmonize tcith the biouse with which It is to be worn. Hand-tucked urlle forms the severely simpie collar next shown, with its tiny susrgeption of a stole. A novel touch is ghVr; by tne Iji-Inch-wide band of black satin, fastened by a little meta! buckle at the- back. For a heavy linen or flannel blouse the next is'just tne thing. It is or wh.'te pique, stitched in bands and fas- tened at the side with tiny pearl buttons. The top band is really a turnover collar of self-material and the collar 5s hooked at1 the back, -the buttons being only a pretended opening-. Much more elaborate Is the last model, originally designed for a tulle after- waist. The tall jabot-Is a deep cream valenciermes lace and -tulle, and it is fastened to-- a -plain stock collar of the same materials, finished' by band oJ -black satin. The jabot is lace- eused and Is in fishtail shspc. Any one of these collars contains a suggestion for the needle-worker who Is already thinking of the fast-approach- ing Cirristmastide. Fashions in Leatherware THE new Paris models arc showing: more hiKh collars than ever, an.1 side-frills, plisses ana jabots are ei111 In vogue for the tailored blouses of Itheer linen. The half dozen collars given. LEATHER belts arc of leather, girdles of crushed kicJ. Colored 'leather bags about eight inches wide are most moderate size somewhere between the very small and the enormous bag's. Cross-grain leather bass are stitch- i ed by mnciiiTie to give a ST.rl7> effect, thf stitchinpr being done in a con- trasting- color. Brown and tan suede leathers are being- largely used in dress acces- sories with tailor-made dresses. Pierced leather cardcases and small handbags are seen mounted over col- ored plush or velvet. The colored leather bags mentioned above arc shown in such shades as blue, apricot, lavender, violet and gar- net. Many of the larger hnndhncrs and week-end bags aro equipped with key locks, rhe tiny keys being worn on a, Chain around the neck. Hat and Cap Combined. THE fancy cap or begruin worn by Parisian fashionables at the and theater is ndap1cd to street use by wearing it under the picture hat, of gold -or sliver or of soft cream laeo, with perhaps a silk rosebud or two entwined, it falls over the hair like a pretty frill; In fact. It gave rise to the fad of wearing these frills sewed un- der picture and cloche shapes in milli- nery. In this case, .however, when the hat is removed the begum Is seen, and my lady is "coiKod" tor the play. Latest Trouville Notes H is the latest from' Trouville. the scene of -the Paris Grand Prix. black >hals are being worn with evening gowns. Frocks for evening wear are largely trimmed with fringes of beading-; chif- fon tunics are also embroidered with beads. Waist lines are all high and the draped ribbon ceinturcs have bis bows worn behind. Violet and green are favorite colors, but black still leads, sequins and velvet in that shade being popular AVai'sts are trimmed with fur, and by a sort of reversal cr? the usual stylo jrolil lace hoods are worn over the hair. Manv aii-blark costumes are relieved by bright-colored satin heela on the shoes. Gold rrimrned with dull anrl stpe! bcade, is much seen in even- ing gowns. ChhTon tunics have round bands Jace in gold at t'no bottom. The black velvet evening hats men- tioned before are trimmed with dull metal laces or with plumes. tailored velvet, satin and fur toques are worn.