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We extract the following from the Home letter of the Otago Witness : We are threatened with all sorts of horrors for spring wear. Huge patterns are said to be in preparation for the new sateens and costumes. Full-sized dinner plates are but an item of the list. Cats catching mice, pug dogs, and foxes’ and horses’ heads are to be among the objects with which the new mode threatens to enliven spring materials. How dressmakers are ever to arrange their breadths without perpetrating horrible anatomical dissections it is difficult to imagine ; but this anxiety sinks into the merest insignificance when compared with that of trying to imagine the class of people who would ever want to buy such materials. The fact remains, however, that these designs are to be thrust upon the fashionable world. There will be a battle between good taste and eccentricity, and we shall watch the struggle with interest, hoping, however, after all that has been done in the cause of cultivation, that the former may come off victorious.

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FOLLIES OF FASHION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 678, 3 July 1882

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FOLLIES OF FASHION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 678, 3 July 1882

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