Ladies Attractive Coat and Skirt 4497 & 4487 - 1900

Ladies Attractive Coat and Skirt 4497 4487 - 1900

A costume that is up to date in every detail is illustrated in this figure, and in it, many new and attractive features are introduced.


The coat, which is a double-breasted mode and is in this instance worn open, shows the long shoulder effect that is such a marked feature of military styles. It is pictured developed in sealskin, with chinchilla for the high, flare, gored collar and for facing the revers which the fronts are turned back to form.

The coat follows the lines of the figure at the back and sides closely, and the semi-fitted fronts show the popular dip and long effect from shoulder to bust, which are such prominent characteristics of prevailing styles. The close-fitting sleeves flare over the hand.

Tinsel seems to be the fancy of the hour and is introduced in materials in almost as great varieties as in garnitures.

The braid used for decorating the cheviot skirt of this toilette shows the tinsel effect, and the arrangement of it serves to give a very ornate touch to the garment, which is in the circular style, with an inverted box-plait at the back.

A scalloped circular flounce set around the foot increases the now fashionable flare. At the top, front, the popular dip is produced - which may be adjusted conservatively to suit individual taste.

The mode may be in short-sweep or round length and may extend beneath the flounce or not, as preferred.

Dressmaker Options

Tweed, camel-hair, lady’s cloth, and many novelty goods are adaptable to the skirt, and the coat may match or contrast with it, as desired. A serviceable costume for shopping and ordinary day wear could be developed from dark-blue serge, with stitching for the finish.

Pattern Information

The coat pattern, which is No. 4497 and costs 9d. or 20 cents, is in eight sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-four inches, bust measure, and is again shown on page 600.

The skirt pattern, which is No. 4487 and costs 1s. or 25 cents is in nine sizes from twenty to thirty-six inches, waist measure, and is again pictured on page 613.

Ladies’ Short Double-Breasted Coat or Jacket No. 4497

Ladies’ Short Double-Breasted Coat or Jacket No. 4497

Ladies' Short Double-Breasted Coat or Jacket, to be worn Open or Closed, and to have the Sleeves in Fancy Outline or Straight-Around at the Wrist.

On page 600, and also at figure No. 194 T and on the first cover page illustrations of this coat are given.

The garment in the present instance is shown in two developments, Astrakhan cloth being employed in one case and velvet and fur in the other. The coat, which is quite short and closely adjusted at the back and sides, introduces the military shoulders and the dip effect in front.

The semi-fitted, double-breasted fronts shape a point at the lower edge and close with cord loops and olive buttons, but may be worn open, if liked: they are turned back at the top in wide levers. A flaring sectional collar is at the neck, and the close-fitting two-seam sleeve may be finished plainly or fancifully at the wrist.

Dressmaker Options

Cloth, Cheviot, Melton in medium weight, vicuna, etc., are used for coats like this. A very handsome jacket might be of Persian lamb or seal-skin with facings of chinchilla fur. A lining of silk or satin is always added to coats of this description.

Pattern Information

We have pattern No. 4497 in eight sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-four inches, bust measure. For a lady of medium size, the coat needs a yard and five-eighths of goods fifty-four inches wide. Price of pattern, 9d. or 20 cents.

Ladies’ Circular Skirt No. 4487

Ladies’ Circular Skirt No. 4487

Ladies’ Circular Skirt, with Inverted Box-Plait at the Back; and having a Scalloped Circular Flounce Set On, from Beneath which the Skirt may be Cut Away. (To be made with the Conventional or Decided Dip at the Top, and in Short-Sweep' or Round Length.)

This skirt is illustrated on page 613, in figures Nos. 184 T and 208 T, and on the first cover page.

An applied circular, rippling flounce that shows a scalloped upper outline is an intriguing feature of the skirt, which is made of mode cloth, with a machine-stitched strapping of the material for the decorative finish.

The skirt is of circular shaping and is dart-fitted over the hips; it has the fashionable Marie Antoinette dip at the top that may be conventional or more pronounced, according to individual preference.

The mode may be in round or short-sweep length at the bottom wherein the medium sizes it measures about three yards and one-fourth, and the flounce about four yards and one-fourth.

The fullness at the back is laid in an inverted box-plait, and the skirt may end at the top of the flounce or extend beneath it.

Dressmaker Options

Wide fabrics are recommended for reproducing the mode, and braid, machine-stitching or strappings of the material, silk or satin may be applied as a finish.

Pattern Information

We have pattern No. 4487 in nine sizes for ladies from twenty to thirty-six inches waist, or thirty-seven to fifty-eight and one-half inches hip measure.

To make the skirt for a lady of twenty-four inches waist or forty-one inches hip, if it is to extend under the flounce, needs three yards and one-half of fabric fifty-eight inches wide, and if it is to be cut away from beneath the frill, three yards of material in the same width.

Price of pattern, Is. or 25 cents.

“Descriptions of Figures in Colors, Tints, Etc., Shown on First Page of Cover and Pages 571 to 591 Inclusive,” in The Delineator: An Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Fashion, Paris-London-New York-Toronto: The Butterick Publishing Co. Ltd., Vol. LXI, No. 5, November 1900, p. Front Cover, 591, 600, 606-607, 613, 616-617.

Editors Note: Some terminology used in the description of women's clothing during the 1800s and early 1900s has been changed to reflect more modern terms. For example, a women's "Toilette" -- a form of costume or outfit has an entirely different common meaning in the 21st century. Typical terms applied to "toilette" include outfit, ensemble, or costume, depending on context.

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