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Ladies Skirts 7426 7369 - February 1904

Ladies Skirts 7426 7369 - 1904

Ring-dotted brown nub cheviot is here shown in jacket No. 7435 and skirt No. 7369, all-over lace white silk, braid and cord providing trimming. The union of waist No. 7411 and skirt No. 7426 resulted in this attractive costume of jade-green voile, velvet, and embroidery supplying decoration.

Ladies’ Skirt No. 7426

Ladies’ Skirt No. 7426

7426—Ladies’ Skirt, in Long or Medium Sweep: Consisting of Four Circular Sections Joined in Tuck Style, with or without a Front-Gore Extended in a Yoke, and with the Back Having an Applied Double Box-Plait or in Habit Style.


A smart skirt introducing several pleasing features is portrayed in café au lait Eolienne decorated with machine-stitching.

A long or medium sweep may be given the skirt, which consists of four circular sections joined in tuck style. It may be in habit effect at the back or have a double box-plait applied.

Darts aid in the smooth adjustment over the hips, and a front-gore extended in a yoke may be added if desired, although the mode is complete without it.

A becoming flare is allowed at the lower edge, where the skirt measures about four yards and one-fourth in the medium sizes.

Dressmaker Options

Crepe de Chine, Louisine, chiffon velvet, velveteen, peau de Cygne, voile, taffeta, veiling and light-weight cloth offer many pleasing possibilities in the reproduction of this design.

A gown of black crepe de Chine would be extremely stylish with a skirt of this description having the front-gore and yoke heavily embroidered in black.

Pattern Information

Pattern 7420 is in 6 sizes from 20 to 30 inches, waist measure. For 24 inches waist or 41 inches hip, it needs 6 yards of material 44 inches wide. Price, 25 cents.

Ladies’ Seven-Gored Skirt No. 7369

Ladies’ Seven-Gored Skirt No. 7369

7369—Ladies’ Seven-Gored Skirt, in Long or Medium Sweep or Dip Length, with a Graduated Tuck at Each Side Seam to Flounce Depth, and with an Inverted Box-Plait at the Back or in Habit Style.


An excellent mode for a skirt to be worn with separate waists or as part of a suit is shown in brown panne zibeline without ornamentation.

Seven gores are used in its shaping, and at each side seam a graduated tuck is formed and stitched clown to flounce depth, below which plaits are allowed, causing it to flare markedly at the lower edge, where a measurement of about four yards and three - fourths is attained in the medium sizes.

Provision is made for a habit back, or an inverted box-plait may take up the fulness, and the skirt may fall in an extended or medium sweep or be in dip length.

Dressmaker Options

Heavy, lusterless black taffeta is promised great favor for separate skirts to be worn with fancy waists and will make up effectively after this pattern.

Bluet kersey is suggested for wear with a jacket to correspond and a lace waist of the same color. Melton and Cheviot are also advised.

Pattern Information

Pattern 7369 is in 9 sizes from 20 to 36 inches, waist measure. For 24 inches waist or 41 inches hip measure, the skirt of 50-inch-wide goods, without a nap or other distinct up or down, will need 4 1/8 yards; or with a nap or other distinct up or down, 5 3/8 yards in the same width. Price, 20 cents.

“Ladies Skirts [No. 7426 & 7369],” in The Delineator: An Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Fashion, Paris-London-New York-Toronto: The Butterick Publishing Co. Ltd., Vol. LXIII, No. 2, February 1904, p. 210-211.

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