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1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 12 represents a border of feathers surmounted by half shell plaiting. The latter is usually made of double material, each one by itself and tacked to position, the feather band covering the raw edges.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 3 pictures a narrow plaiting, showing the material arranged at intervals in under-folded triple box plaits, tacked just below the top and spreading out in fan fashion, the folds of the upper plaits on the outside being caught up to present the flare illustrated. Length of material required, twice around the skirt, or two yards to make one yard of trimming.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 18 represents a ruffle with a ribbon garniture. The lower edge of the ribbon is fastened to the skirt, and finished at the upper edge of the ruffle with a bow. Length of material required for ruffle, one and a half times around the skirt, or one and a half yards to make one yard of trimming.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 26 illustrates a pretty trimming made of narrow velvet ribbon. The pattern must be marked upon the skirt before the ribbon is arranged.