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then a plain row with mesh the same as last ; bric. Gather the cambric round at the edge, piain row.
and draw it over the cardboard edge; then cut Cut a circle of coloured cambric about two another circle of cambric, gum it on to the inches larger than the cardboard; place it on wrong side of the cardboard and make it adhere the centre of the latter, and on the top of this to the gathered edge of cambric; put it under a the circle for the centre; sew the circle through press to dry; put on the netting, sewing the to the cardboard; then place a thick stuffing of narrow netting on to the cardboard at the ex. wadding round the edge underneath the cam- tent of the silken centre.
T II E TOIL E T.
(Specially from Paris.)
First Figure.--Indoors toilet of gros , tulle illusion. Body pointed and draped with grain silk, trimmed on each side of the skirt tulle. The head-dress a coronet chaperon of with two broad bands of the same kind of silk, orange flowers. No other ornament than a pearl but of a darker shade, and cut on the bias : annecklace. entre-deux of gimp is placed between them. A second evening toilet consists of a strawJacket body, with white muslin body under it. coloured gros-grair dress, trimmed with crape The wristbands of the sleeves are trimmed with ruches. The corsage is pointed, and trimmed ribbon ruches of the same colour as the dress, with a similar ruche above a face bertha. Egypand accompanied by two frills of Valenciennes. tian head-dress, composed of a white tulle banCollar to match the cuffs. The hair is worn en deau, accompanied by gold chains, and at the chignon and rolled back in the front. A blue side of the forehead wild roses, and a bird of ribbon, or one the colour of any dress that may Paradise. Pray do not suppose that I endorse be worn, ornaments it.
the good taste of this head-dress, in which I con. Second FIGURE.-Spring toilet, composed sider the primal principles of good taste are outof a striped foulard dress, cut in the Princess raged. Hedge-roses and birds of Paradise, form, and baving a row of buttons down the with an accompaniment of gold-chain and tulle, front, from the neck to the bottom of the skirt. savour methinks of Egyptian darkness in what Over this dress is worn a gros-grain silk tunic, should be the very foundation of graceful dress. of a decper shade than the material of the dress. A third toilet consists of a blue tunic, opening Both tunic and dress-skirt are bordered with an in front over a white satin under-skirt, puffed ornament formed of Cluny lace insertion. Lam- with tulle in front, and pricked down with small balle bonnet of fine fancy straw, trimmed with roses. On the hair chaios of pearls supporting a cordon of wild roses: the same flowers inside. a cluster of wild roses above the forehead. Strings on the edge of the front, and not inside Have you seen any of the new spring bonnets, of it. Chantilly-lace shawl; primrose-coloured above all the charming form distinguished as gloves.
La Lamballe ? It promises to be the fasourite, As balls and evening parties are just now in and is generally made of tulle covered with the ascendant, I send you the description of a flowers. Another shape is the Pamella, which few toilets which have appeared to me what our is ornamented with field-flowers, mounted as a friends on this side of the Channel characterise garland. Ribbons of different kinds are worn in as ravissant :
the hair, and form certainly one of the most First, a bride's evening toilet; the dress of graceful as well as simple coiffures for the inwhite gros-grain silk, veiled by two skirts of terior.
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