ALMOST invariably the small boy and girl, if given any voice in the choosing of their clothes, will select the suit that looks most like a uniform. Probably this is the reason why the styles permitting the use of brass buttons, emblems or insignia meet with such general and long-continued favor.

EMBLEMS and CHEVRONS in the various groups, or sets of anchors, bars, eagles and stars, finished and ready to sew on, can be bought, but they are never as satisfactory as the designs that can be stamped on the dress itself. Sometimes the figures are worked in the center of a piece of broadcloth or linen, which is cut square or oblong, or possibly in shield shape, and attached to the sleeve with a row of catch-stitching.

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The mother who makes her children's clothes is sometimes confronted with the problem of selecting some kind of an embroidered emblem, and for this reason we offer the different combinations illustrated above. The chevrons or stripes are not padded but should be made of strips of scarlet three-eighths of an inch wide, separated one-fourth inch and sewed on flat with an overlook stitch of scarlet silk on the edges.

In working the specialty marks and eagles, an easier plan than the one of cutting the figures out of pasteboard and working over them, is to baste a piece of canvas or crinoline on the wrong side of the material, and work right through it, cutting the edges of the canvas away after the figure has been completed.

Light-weight twisted embroidery silk, mercerized cotton, or a linen thread may be used to advantage, for in this work smoothness is the most desirable feature, and the threads should all be placed in such a way as to lie next to one another, but not overlap.

On suits of galatea, chambray, linen or any of the pretty cotton materials used for children's clothes, the work may be done with cotton, either plain or mercerized. This thread is more suitable than silk for suits which need frequent washing. The sleeve emblem may be repeated on the front of the blouse or shield, or a simpler design a star or anchor, for instance may be used if preferred.

THE SAILOR or NAVAL SUIT is one of the most attractive costumes for young girls for any season of the year. This type of dress makes excellent school and play dresses. The blouse is particularly good for gymnasium suits. There are many modifications of the sailor dress, and a great variety of patterns.

Dark navy-blue flannel and bleached cotton drill are the materials used for these blouses or overshirts, as they are called. According to the regulations governing the uniforms of officers and enlisted men of the navy, the dark - blue flannel

blouses are trimmed with white linen tape, while the cotton

drill blouses are made with sailor collar and cuffs of dark-blue

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