Godey, July 1855: Practical Dress Instructor

Coraco Eugenie

We this month give one of the most beautiful of the Paris costumes. The robe is of printed taffetas, with four embroidered scalloped flounces. The body is open over a chemisette of plaited muslin. The sleeves are open, the sides being held together with bands of quilled ribbon. The undersleeves are of muslin, to match the chemisette, and are fastened round the wrists by ribbon bracelets, with long ends, to correspond with the color of the dress. The bonnet is of lace, with small roses and leaves made of crape.

The child's dress is also very elegant. Her bonnet is of silk, with plaited trimmings and feather. The frock and trowsers of white muslin, richly worked in broderie Anglais. The pelisse is made of silk, with ribbon and fringe trimmings.

The following is the pattern of the "Coraco Eugenie." The sizes, given in inches, will show it is for a lady of middle height and youthful proportion. It may be made either of the same material as the robe or dress, or of any light material. It will look extremely elegant if made of muslin lined with primrose, blue, or pink silk. When worn without shawl or mantle, the bottom will require trimming with deep lace. We give only half the sleeve patters; it is very beautiful. In making, it must be left open from A downwards, and must have three double plaits, as marked B B, C C, D D; the other, D, B, and C, being on the half of the pattern. The bottom of pattern must be finished with bows of ribbons, with long ends.