A N INFANTS WARDROBE should be characterized by extreme daintiness of mate-

rials, trimming and workmanship. Baby clothes are not subject to sudden

changes of style, but there are improvements instituted from time to time,

primarily with a view to insuring greater comfort to the child in the wearing of the

garments and to making the process of dressing an infant a less tedious operation.

Buttons and buttonholes are not desirable, except on the dresses, slips and outer garments.

SHIRTS should be made either of softest baby flannel, or of fine linen, nainsook, etc. Every stitch should be made by hand.

In the Flannel Shirt it is necessary to exercise great care in finishing all of the seams, hems and turnings as flatly as possible, as otherwise they are likely to render the child uncomfortable. The shoulder and under-arm seams should be pressed open, after stitching, and both seam edges catch-stitched on the inside of the garment.

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quently dispensed with on the front and lower edges of shirts. In some cases the flannel is turned only once and a loose buttonhole or crochet - stitch in soft Saxony wool or silk floss is made over the edge. This finish is shown in Fig. 140.

A Linen or Nainsook Shirt is made with felled seams. The front and lower edges are finished

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