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Franklin Coat.—This elegant little coat is suited to a child from six to nine years old, and requires one and a half yards to two and a half of material, according to the width, whether single or double. It is a neatly fitting sack
pattern, with pieces set on under the arm, and up the back of the coat sleeve, which are scalloped, and bound and finished with buttons. The straps which ornament the sleeves and the front of the coat are composed of the material bound and trimmed with buttons.
Yoke Apron, for a little boy or girl of two or three years.
For a full description of the Science of Dress Cutting, see Godey's Arm-Chair.
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Composed of folds of white tulle, and trimmed with rose sublime ribbon edged with black lace and rows of white blonde.
A TULIP JARDINIERE.
Materiais.—The frame-work of this very pretty ornament i s simply an empty bisenit-tin. Reel of 20 cotton; two ounces of Ma-green 12-thread, fleecy; a half a yard of canvas, called elephant canvas, and two nails of that which has 12 double threads to the inch; two skeins of Magenta-colored Berlin wool; half an ounce each of crystal and white chalk beads, and sufficient gold braid to go in rows between caen row of wool, as in engraving.
First fit the canvas to the tin by folding it round from the wide edge to the opposite edge. Cut the canvas an inch larger than the tin,
after allowing for the turnings; now run a black thread along the canvas, where the bottom of the tin will Come, on each side; now cut the ends to fit the canvas from the black mark upwards, and sew them tightly in. Now cut a piece of canvas rather longer than the outline of centre piece, place the canvas over the design, and with the brush and ink transfer the pattern on to the canvas. When dry, run the outline of shape with Magenta wool, and work fine overcast stitch all round. Now fill up in tent-stitch, and then sew on the beads; now cut the superfluous canvas off, and sew over the overcasting with same color wool, so as to leave a smooth edge; now place this on to the centre of front of the coarse canvas, and also to similar piece on the centre of the back. (The ends require no design.) The wool-stitch with which the coarse canvas is covered is the Grecian herring-bone: first, two threads of canvas each way; for the second stitch, take two threads of canvas still, but one must be . that which is already worked over. Leave a row of canvas for the gold braid to be sewed over, then another row of wool, and s0 continue till the whole is filled up.
HANDKERCHIEF ENVELOPE. (See engraving, page 329.) These handkerchief sachets are extremely useful, especially in travelling or paying short visits from home. They are also very inexpensive, and easily made, and form pretty aud
useful presents from young ladies to their friends, besides being well suited for contributions to fancy fairs and charitable bazaars. The material of which the handkerchief envelope is made is white pique, braided with any ingrain color, and worked down with wool drawn out of lengths cut from the same. In commencing, pass the end of the braid through a stiletto hole, fasten it down at the back, and finish with it in the same way. Although our design is in two parts, the whole of the envelope must be cut in one piece, the ends being left square and sufficiently long to meet in the middle, when, being sewn up, the points of the envelope lay over, and, being fastened with a button, the join is oovered. The edge is finished with a strong buttonhole-stitch in the same wool.
This little needle-book cover has a very pretty effect, if worked in the following colors. The ground of the border, which forma the edge, in bright French blue, with the little pattern in white opaque beads; the ground of the inner square in a blue of the same brightness, but two or three shades lighter; the pattern iu rich shades of scarlet. The small square in the centre is in shades of gold color; the ends of the four points of the star are in white beads. The pattern down the back is in dark crimson, on a light shade of the same for the ground. The canvas for this little article should be fine, and the beads selected to match, as, if the/ are
too large, the effect of the work is much injured. When the ornamental part of the work is completed, a cardboard, the proper size, must be cut, over which the canvas must be stretched, and the edges turned over crimson; a silk lining must then be arranged in tin* inside, and sewed all around the edge; and a cord, either of blue or crimson, must be sewed round the edge to conceal the stitching. Three leaves of white cashmere, worked round with buttonholestitch, or pinked with a pair of scissors, must be laid in the inside, and tied in with a cord, which will complete this useful little article.