Day dresses and children's wear

for a doll museum

Period: 1860s

This ensemble consisting of two dresses each for women and children was commissioned work for the dolls museum in Fischach.

The dress is made of cream-colored cotton fabric with delicate embroidery of antique pink color. The tight-fitted jacket is buttoned at the front; the gathered sleeves of the blouse a covered by the distinctive pagoda sleeves from this epoch.

The second dress was made of heavy green silk lampas. Its interspersed bouquets of flowers were very fashionable at that time.
The plain peplum with overlapping style was very common for day and promenade dress from that time. 

During the 1860s the sailor suit came into fashion. It quickly evolved into the most popular clothing for boys and continued to be fashionable until the turn of the century. Our model is made of dark blue virgin wool twill. 
For the little girls' dress we decided for antique-pink-colored damask with little flowers. Multiple tiers of stiffened hoops were worn below the skirt as well as the absolutely essential long cotton underpants with lace trimming (they are not visible in the picture).

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