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COMING FASHIONS.

,; SPRING'FROCKS, i/

Touches of embroidery and braiding will beautify most of the attractive - spring frocks this year. There is nothing new about the,fashion, but it is persisting much longer Until is-iisiinl with such fashions. The illustration show s some of, the ways in which this embroidery will be utilised. The front frame, Bush ends, cuffs, and square neck lire al! - finished with. it. The heavy patterns which we have used on

winter dresses will, however, be rejected in favour of moro dolicitc patterns, some- times little more than i fine tracing on the cloth ni silk ¡sometimes this tracing is achieved by mciins of stitching with very fine silver/>r poid thrend, as fine as oidmnrv sewui¿ silk "Sometimes the ' i thrn-idiikc design is w orked m line eha.n ni stitch, and coloured silk thrciels mai he

interwoven with the gold or silver, or used ' "I to supplement it On silk frock« a good ¡i effect mav sometimes be secured bv using

j a fine thread lice with verv little pattern, 1 and woikmg over or outlining pirt of the , ' ilesign w ith fine gold or silv er thread or

coloured silk Kmhroidencs of any kind, if well done and applied with judgment, lend an air of distinction to the simplest frock, and the girl who is ible to work thom for herself will bo able to convert an inexpen- sive silk froel» into n very smart garment indeed dilling the coming spring

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