Friday, September 21, 2012
Civil War Era Children's Fashions - November 1860 Peterson's Magazine
Fig 1 - Dress for a little boy of three or four years of age. The skirt and ZOuave jacket are of dark blue velvet. The skirt is made full and is of cambric, with a lace collar. Cap of blue velvet with a cock's plume.
Fig 2 - Dress of plaid silk for a little girl. The seams of the front breadth have a quilling of the silk, egded with velvet, running the length of the skirt. The body is low and square, with a quilling like that on the skirt, around the neck. This quilling also forms the shoulder-strap, sash, and rosette of silk. Sleeves and chemisette of thin muslin.
Fig 3 - Dress for a boy seven or eight years of age. The pantaloons, jacket, and vest are all made of brown cloth, richly braided. Small white linen collar and sleeves.
Fig 4 - Dress for a little girl five years of age. The dress is of silk with a small figure. The skirt is trimmed with three flounces, the lower one much deeper than the two upper ones. The body has lappels formed of ruffles, which cross in front and have long ends at the back.