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THE LADIES PAGE.
THE NECKTIE OR LAPPET.

FOR RIBBON.
MATERIALS.-Walter Evans and Co.'s Boar's-head crochet cotton, No. 16, Tatting Pin No. 2, and a small

shuttle. For a coarse Trimming use Boar's-head Cotton No. 10, Tatting Pin No. 3. For Children's Dresses or other fine Trimming use Cotton No. 20.

THE FIRST SIDE.

| the length required is made, ending with the

3rd Rosette, then reverse. 1st Rosette.-Commence a loop, work 4 The Round End—The Dot.--Commence at double stitches, then (1 pearl and two double loop, work 4 double, join to the next pearl of the alternately 7 times): 2 double more to make 4 centre Rosette; then 4 double, draw close. in all. Draw close. Reverse the work, and Reverse, always leave the eighth of an inch of thread Work a Rosette as the 2nd Rosette; then before commencing the Rosettes and Dots. | repeat the Dot and the 2nd Rosette alternately

The Dot. --Commence a loop, work 4 double. | until five Dots are made ; then make a joining Make an extra pearl loop by turning the cotton to the next pearl of the centre rosette; and to twice round the pin, then 4 double. Draw form the other side of the pattern work as folclose. Reverse.

lows: 2nd Rosette.-Commence, work 4 double,

THE SECOND SIDE. join to the last pearl of the previous Rosette ; 1st Rosette.-Work the 2nd Rosette as in then two double, (i pearl and 2 double, 6 times); the First Side. Reverse the work. 2 double more, draw close. Reverse the work. 1st Dot.Commence, work 4 double, join

Centre Rosette.-commence a loop, work 2 to the extra pearl of the previous Dot, then 4 donble, then (1 pearl and 2 double 11 times). | double. Draw close. Reverse, Draw.close. Reverse the work.

|_ 2nd Rosette.-Work 'a Rosette as before. 3rd Rosette.-work a Rosette as the 2nd. Then join to the centre pearl of the centre Rosette,

Rosette. Repeat the two Rosettes and the Dot. Commence again at the Dot, and repeat until working the other end to correspond.

LACE EDGING.

MATERIALS.-To make a Lace one and a half inches in depth, use Walter Evans and Co.'s Boar's-head

Cotton No. 14, Tatting Pin No. 2, and one Shuttle. For a finer Lace use Cotton No. 20, and for a

coarser size Cotton No. 6 or 10, and Tatting Pin No. 3. 1st Rosette.-Fill the shuttle, and, com- | times); 1 doublemore, 1 pearl, 3 double; draw close. menciog a loop, work 2 double stitches, then (1) 2nd Oval.--Commence a loop close to the pearl loop and 2 double stitches alternately 11 last Oval ; work 3 double, join to the last pearl times); draw quite close.

of the 1st Oval; 2 double, then (1 pearl and 2 Ist Dot.-Commence a loop, work 3 double double 7 times); 1 double more; draw close. (1 pearl and 3 double twice); draw close. Turn 3rd Oval. - Commence a loop close to the this Dot down under the left thumb. Always last Oval; work 3 double, join to the last pearl leave the eighth of an inch of cotton between of the 2nd Oval, 3 double, then (1 pearl and 2 the Dots and the joinings unless directed other-double 3 times); 1 double more, 1 pearl, 5 wise.

double; draw close; make a joining to the 2nd Rosette.-Commence a loop, work 2 pearl of the last Dot, leaving the same space of double, then (1 pearl and 2 double alternately 8 thread as before. times); draw close. Turn this Rosette and 4th Dot.--Commence a loop, work 4 double, and the Dot down so that the 1st Rosette is at 1 pearl, 4 double, draw close. Make a joining

to the next pearl but one of the 2nd. Rosette. 2nd Dot. - Commence, work 4 double, join 5th Dot.Commence, work 3 double, then to the last pear! but one of the 1st Rosette; (1 pearl and 3 double twice); draw close. Turn then 4 double; draw close. Reverse the work this Dot down under the thumb. 80 that the 2nd Rosette is at the top.

3rd Rosette.-Commence, work 2 double, I 3rd Dot.-Commence, work 2 double, join pearl 2 double, join to the pearl of the 4th Dot; to the last pearl but one of the 2nd Rosette ; 2 double, 1 pearl, 2 double, join to the last then 2 double, 1 pearl, 4 double; draw close. pearl of the 3rd Oval, then 2 double, (1 pearl Reverse the work,

and 2 double 7 times); draw close. Commence

again at the first Dot and repeat the direction. THE TREPOIL.

The Heading.-Use cotton two sizes finer

than the Tatting, and Walker's Uncotopic 1st Oval.--Commence a loop, work 5 double, Crochet Needle No. 4. Work 3 chain and i join to the next pearl but one of the 1st Ro- plain in each pearl of the Dots, and also in the sette, then 3 double, (1 pearl and 2 double 3' two centre pearls of the Rosette.

the top.

Τ Η Ε Τ ΟΙ Ι Ε Τ.

(Specially from Paris.)

First FIGURE.—Dress of black tulle with, not imagine what an aristocratic grace this new small gold-coloured spots. Deep double fantasie possesses. In old Mecklin or English flounce at the bottom of the skirt. Camargo appüqué, the effect on black velyet is very ele. panier of black tulle very large. A scarf of gant. At the first concert at tha Tuilleries the black gros-grain festooned with gold begins at Empress threw the light of her beauty on a very the waist and ends under the panier. Another simple half-mourning toilet, composed of white wide band of gros-grain also festooned falls at satin with a tunic of pearl-grey Chinese crape, the side on the puffings of the skirt. Tulle very much relieved at the sides and very long corsage with faille braces embroidered in gold behind, trimmed with a number of little folds. and fastened by bouquets of gold tendrils. In One of the most remarkable toilets that the hair a wreath of gold vine-leaves, and have appeared at the réunions, was a robe of grapes. Black satin shoes trimmed with gold Prussian blue satin, garnished upon the sides lace.

| with a flounce of point d'Angleterre, opening on SECOND FIGURE.-Bride's toilet in white an apron of sky-blue satin. The skirt was poult de soie. The dress is plain at bottoin. mounted behind ai a certain distance from the Fly's-wing panier, open and trussed up on the waistband, in hollow plaits, like a headed middle; it is trimmed with a roll of white flounce, and the plaits bound with sky-blue sacin and bordered by a handsome fringe of satin. A waistband of bleu de ciel, with long twisted silk. Corsage high with a standing ends lined with Prussian blue satin fell on the collar of Mechlin lace, something like a ruff. skirt : the corsage was acutely pointed. So Wreath of orange blossom in the hair. Bouquet we“ go forward and back, so we go round and of the same attached to the corsage, and round," as the old nursery rhyme has it. descending on the skirt. Tulle veil enveloping We perceive a presentiment of spring already the whole toilet and concealing the face. in evening toilets : velvet is almost invisible, and Mechlin lace cuffs under & tight sleeve. Dau. tarlatane in the ascendant for young ladies. If phine shoes of white gros-grain with a Louis tarlatane is worn over white, it has not only & XV. bow.

charming but at times a magnificent effect; upon In the morning we go to hear a sermon, in white silk, for instance, with one deep-headed the evening we dance. This is life at Paris. Aounce and five or six narrow ones, with a little People are invited to a soirée musicale, but gathered one set foot to foot, forming a heading when the concert is tinished, some one sits down to the whole series. The corsage should be orna. to the piano and plays a polka, when a dance mented with the same, a flounce formiug a little is sure to ensue, and as the carnival is to be so I point upon the shoulder. This is the true robe short, there is an excuse. Moreover, Lent does nuage. not prevent réunions ; on the contrary, they are. We have seen the bonnets for the demi-sea80 numerously attended that we suffer from son, wbich are very small, and generally made them. The company arrive in crowds at certain of tulle assorted to the toilet. Par example a distinguished mansions; and therefore, though blue tulle bonnet with a little blue plume at the it be a season of mortification and humiliation, side, and an aigrette of scattered feathers in the ladies must dress. Here are a few hints upon middle of the front. On the summit of the this topic. Sleeves in the mode Medicis, made head, in place of a bow, are four coques formed with a fan of lace falling on the hand, are a of a bias-piece of blue velvet. The barbes are success. With high open corsages the frill of blue tulle fastened with a bow of blue velvet. Medicis is worn, it is elevated en evantail at the This style of bonnet is reproduced in pearl. back and forms two large révers on the corsage. grey, with a diadem of bronze flywings. In vert a little imperceptible wire is passed through clair, Van Dyck red, in mauve, violet, and tbe frill which is very finely plaited. You can. I pensée, with bouquets of Parma violets.

ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

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we have pleasure in assuring him of the genuiue I inquiry. ness of the article in question.

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