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OUR large plate of Fashions by the last mail will be wel- comed by our lady readers as a seasonable contribution in their interests. We are indebted to Miss Harris, of Sydney, for the drawings ; and we have arranged for that lady to supply the latest and choicesi modes to this department of
! ARCHERY COSTUME.-This costume is made in dark blue Barege de Lisse, trimmed with Ecru Smyrna Lace. The skirt is cut so as to escape the ground, and is trimmed with kilt plaited flounces. The Lavense overskirt is trimmed only with the lace and blue ribbon bows. The Carmen blouse waist is trimmed to match the overskirt. Rough straw hat, having a broad brim, and trimmed with blue velvet and long
HOUSE COSTUME.-Fig. 1. Toilet made in Jasper silk, a fawn-colour, with sashes of colour, and plain brown silk. The skirt is a demi-train, made in the brown silk, and trimmed with bands of brown velvet. The polonnaise-the "Ethelka"-is made of Jasper silk, with the middle of the front, plaitings, and middle of the back of brown silk ; the front trimmed with plaitings and a velvet band, and the back with fringe in which the colours are combined. Fig. 2 shows the back view of the same design, but is of sea-side grenadine, dark blue in colour, and blue silk. The demi train is of silk, and trimmed with a very scantily gathered flounce, which is bordered by a bias band of the grenadine and plaitings of silk. The Ethelka polonnaise is made of the grenadine-the middle of the front of blue silk, and trimmed on the bottom with plaitings, headed by a band of embroidered galloon, and the back trimmed with French lace
No. 1857.-STELLA DRESS.-Perfectly loose, and buttoned in the back, this dress has a deep and slightly pointed yoke to which the skirt, partially formed of plaitings, is attached. The yoke extends to the armholes, and the skirt part is cut with side-forms for the front and back, and has side gores
under the arms.
No. 346S.-THEKLA REDINGOTE.-In pelisse style, long, and partially fitting, this style of garment has loose, double breasted fronts, the back cut with side-forms extending to the shoulders, and a seam down the middle ; and shoulder capes joined in with the side-form seams, but hanging loosely in front. The sleeves are in coat shape, demi-wide, and ornamented with deep cuffs. The design is suitable for a travelling, driving, or waterproof cloak.
No. 1865. CHRISTABEL DRESS.-The " Christabel " is in " Princess " style, half-fitting, cut with loose fronts, side gores, and a French back. The bottom is finished by a " Spanish " flounce set on in double box-plaits, above which is a broad sash laid in plaits. A " Carrick " cape is added, which can be worn only in the street, or may be omitted altogether if desired.
No. 1862.-FLORA DRESS.-In the favourite "Princess" style, this graceful dress is half-fitting, cut with the side forms both back and front, extending to the shoulders, and having the trimming arranged on the front to simulate a jacket. It is a suitable design for all materials that are usually selected for girls' dresses, and the trimming can be arranged to suit. The sash can be of ribbon or silk, and may be omitted if desired.
No. 10 31.-OTTILIE PALETOT.-This simple but distingué garment is half-fitting, having loose fronts crossed diagonally from right to left, the back cut with side-forms extending to the shoulders, and a seam down the middle; while side gore, under the arms fit it sufficiently to impart a graceful effects Large pockets are placed across the side seams.
No. 1033.-MARXNA SACQUE.-The "Maryna" is exceed- ingly simple in form, but very recherché in effect, and is cut with loose fronts, a French back, and side gores under the arms. The design is suitably made up in silk or any of the materials used for out-door purposes, and is especially adapted to suitings and washing goods. The trimming should be chosen to correspond with the material used.
ABCES!BT AND PI0-NI0 COSTUME.
2468.-XHECLA. OVERALL, BEDINOOTS.
1862. -FLORAL DRESS, *
SPRING- FASHIONS, 1878.