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LADIES' COSTUME. The smartness of the Eton mode holds it firmly in fashion's favor, and for the early autumn, at least, its prestige will be maintained. The il lustration shows a costume of this or der developed in chiffon panamh with fancy braid. Shoulder.and under-arm seams, and sometimes one at the cen tre of the back, are used in shaping the coat, whose front edges lap with points over the bust over a fancy vest. Shaped trimming bands follow the edges of the garment, and curve up ward slightly at the centre of the back. Ornamental straps with pointed ends finish the long sleeves; pleats that turn from the centre on the top ad just them into, the armholes. Six pie

ces are used in the construction of the skirt, the front being composed of two narrow sections that extend above the waist at the sides and back; a shapely girdle makes up the required' depth. The pieces are joined in slot seam ef fect above inverted box pleats, allow ed on the gores, thereby increasing the width.at the lower edge. Provi sion is made for the usual inveited fulness at the back. M. Thorp and Co., sole agents, 1913 Collins-street, Melboburne, have But terick's -patterns jacket 9523 and skirt 93475, in sizes from 32 to 42 inches bust' measure and 20 to 32 inches waist ,measure. Price of each, posted, lOd.

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