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Three children dresses

Period: 1860s

These three color- and style-coordinated children's dresses were additionally ordered from the dolls museum Fischach. 
Checkered patterns in all kinds of variations began to come into fashion in the 1850s – and remained fashionable until the late 60s. For this dress we chose a cotton print that repeats the colors of the green silk dress. The cut is based upon an original from the year 1869. 
While the dress falls flat at the front, the skirt's width is due to the pleats at the back and to additional, stiffened underskirts. 

Here again the fabric – cream-colored cotton batiste with antique pink, green and beige embroidery – repeats the patterns of the already created ladies' and children's dresses with slight differentiations. Flounces at collar, sleeves and hem are trimmed with tenuous French lace from the late 19th century and emphasize the materials' delicacy. 
Next to checkered patterns stripes were also an inherent part of fashion during the second half of the 19th century; they naturally emphasized the sophisticated cuts. 
This dress was designed from a blue-gray striped cotton fabric.  The pinafore is made of an antique delicately embroidered tulle fabric from the turn of the century.
The little dresses also include three long cotton underpants with cotton lace trimming.

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