The Tiered Frock Is Accorded Favor

Page 8, Autumn 1926 Fashion Service; from the collection of Jessica H. Jaeger.

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Model 1.—Fashion should be most pleased with this charming mode of lichen green Toskana, for it has chosen the much favored plaiting to accent its tiered design, at the same time incorporating a subtle draped effect. To obtain the crosswise drapery, make the front of the blouse portion 4 inches longer than the cutting guide on the side seams and 6 inches longer in the front, and cut the lower edge in a rounded line. Then arrange this extra material in four plaits on each under-arm seam about 3 inches above the lower edge.

Finish the bottom of the blouse with a 6-inch picoted plaited ruffle and the bottom of the skirt with a similar one 20-inches wide. Over the skirt ruffle, in front, apply a 6-inch ruffle that follows the curved lower edge of the overblouse, and across the back use another ruffle of the same width, placing both of them to show almost their entire width below the blouse.

Shape the neck line and finish with a bias fold of self-fabric, making this 4 inches wide at the back and tapering to a point in front. At the front apply a flat bow of the fabric machine-stitched in silver thread. As a finish for the lower sleeve opening, use a 2-inch frill, tapering it off toward the top of the opening.

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Model 1A.—Cocoa brown moiré with the reverse, or satin, side as trimming, develops this dress, a simple, one-piece outfit having a front tier and close-fitting sleeves finished with circular cuffs. Cut the front tunic with the aid of the skirt guide, extending it from a low waist line to a point that will make it slightly more than half the skirt length.

Shape its lower edge and finish it with a binding of the satin side. Then baste it in place so that its edges may be sewed in with the side seams, its upper edge being turned in, joined to the dress with small hand stitches, and the joining concealed by the belt.

Cut the band that trims the neck opening in muslin, extending it straight down to the lower edge of the tunic and making it 4 inches wide from the V point to the bottom of the tunic. After fitting it until it lies perfectly smooth, cut it from the moiré and slipstitch it in place with the satin side out. Shape the lower edge of the skirt, as shown, and finish it with bindings. Apply the circular cuffs, 7 inches deep, satin side out. At the center-back neck line, attach a small bow with  long ends, formed of a double strip of the material that is 1 inch wide, finished, and is made the satin side out

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