Three children dresses

with embroidery and lace trim

Period: 1860s

These three historical children's dresses for girls were modelled on original patterns.

For the first dress, a cotton mousseline with interwoven dots - a very popular material in the 19th century that can already be found in Regency fashion - was dyed in a delicate pastel green. As is often seen in women's fashion of the time, the wide skirt was also trimmed with three ruffled flounces. Stiffened underskirts provide additional width.
The second dress was made from gossamer cotton voile embroidered with light blue floral arrangements based on an original cut from 1869.
The material of the third children's dress is a chequered hand-woven silk. Its liveliness comes from the repeated alternation of straight and diagonally cut pieces of fabric, a technique that was particularly popular for chequered patterns in the 19th century.
This children's garment also includes a pair of cotton pants decorated with lace - not visible in the photos.

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