87 front should button over the
and the top edge and
may be trnnmed with lace or embroidery. Trimmings. The most durable trimming for under-
edge of sleeves
Madeira w^ork, but as this is costly, it is not within the reach of all and the Excelsior and the BeauIdeal embroideries are a most excellent and durable subReal Valenciennes lace is sold by some houses at stitute. little more than cost price. The make is strong, and very and suitable for trimmings. clothing
The mode employed
of cutting out a nightdress
in cutting out a
similar to that
chemise the required length ;
for Smaller Pieces.
and the pattern pinned on
cilled out on, the cloth.
Fig. ^^ does not give the entire length of the night-dress, but it is very easy to continue the perfectly straight lines until the breadths are as long as
they are wished to be.
Figs. 55 and ^6, the simpler patbe described first. The front breadth of this night-dress for a person of medium height should be a yard and a half long from the shoulder to the hem, and the back breadth six inches less. tern, shall
19th Century Dressmaking techniques