Page 39, Autumn 1926 Fashion Service; from the collection of Jessica H. Jaeger.
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Lacy and Tailored Types Share Favor in Lingerie of Pastel and Flower Shades
The slender lines of dresses and wraps, with their tendency to fitted effects about the hips, draw attention to corsetry, which must be adequate but not rigid. The young girl finds a simple girdle of tape and a tiny bandeau, as illustrated at the center of the circle, sufficient for her lithe figure. The Woman of mature figure, inclined a bit to stoutness, builds upon the lines of the “compact” type of corselette at the left, which supplies the necessary boning and elastic webbing below the waist line, attached to a full length brassière. The woman who prefers a supple effect chooses a one-piece garment, sparingly boned, with only enough elastic webbing for comfort, as at the right.
Model 18.—This combination is made of two lengths of material, one full width for the back and the sides, and from one-third to one-half a width for the front, the exact measurement depending on the figure. The tiny plaits that hide the joining seams are pressed but not stitched. For the trimmimg, use firm lace. Slash the garment up the sides 6 or 7 inches.
Model 18A.—Cut the close-fitting upper part of this slip and finish its under-arm seams. Then determine the width of the skirt by measuring the lower edge of the bodice and adding to this 1 ½ inches for each plait. There are four at each side, front and back.
Model 18B.—If a pattern seems necessary for this gown, outline the straight upper edge and deep armhole lines on a kimono-sleeve pattern. Bind the edges and use tubes of binding for the straps.
Model 18C.—Pin-tuck the bodice of this combination before cutting, and make the waist line of the lower part just large enough to rest on the hips. Join the two parts with a belt and arrange an opening at the back or under the arm.
Model 18D.—Outline the front yoke of these step-ins on the pattern. The back yoke joins it at the side seams and is straight across. Button the yoke on the left hip.
Model 18E.—Stay the center-front shirring of this bandeau underneath and finish the lower edge with a facing. Use elastic lingerie tape at the back.