Friday, September 16, 2011

Edwardian Era Children's Fashions - December 1902 The Delineator

Edwardian Era Children's Fashions - December 1902 The Delineator

Styles for Misses and Girls

Figure 235G - Misses' Toilette
Pale-pink veiling and Irish lace are associated in this dress, and black velvet ribbon arranged in Greek-key pattern and also run through a lace beading provides effective trimming. The waist, which closes at the back, is in the popular "baby" style with drop-shoulder effect. The lace forms the yoke and is also arranged at the lower part of the waist in girdle effect, while the sleeves have caps at the top and are faced below the elbow with the lace. For evening wear, a low or Dutch round neck with elbow or short puff sleeves may be adopted.

The seven-gored flare skirt is distinguished by a hip-yoke, and a circular flounce upon which the Grecian design in velvet ribbon is arranged. The back is in habit style and a sash of wide black velvet ribbon encircles the waist, falling in loops and long ends at the back.

Cashmere, albatross, crepe de Chine and fabrics of a similar nature are suitable for the development of the mode, and tucked silk or bands of silk joined with faggoting may be used for the yoke in both the skirt and bodice, and applique lace bands be substituted for the velvet ribbon trimming.

Figure 236G - Little Girls' French Dress
The drop-shoulder collar is the point of interest in this little French dress made of white India silk. Faggoting provides effective ornamentation, and a sash of soft ribbon is worn. The neck may be made high or in Dutch round style, and the sleeves in full length or to the elbow. The full skirt is attached to the blousing waist.

Nainsook, trimmed with fine nainsook embroidery or Mechlin lace, would be particularly attractive fashioned after this mode, while challis, albatross and other light woollens may be used with charming results.

Figure 237G - Girls' or Misses' Dress
Slot seams distinguish this stylish little frock, which is made of green challis figured in white and combined with dark-green velvet. A closing is arranged at the back, and the fronts pouch modishly over the belt. The square yoke and band collar are made of tucked batiste, and the bertha is of velvet piped with white. Bands complete the bishop sleeve, and the attached five-piece skirt carries out the slot seam effect.

Plain and figured materials are alike suitable and tucked silk or embroidered batiste may be used for the yoke and standing collar. The new plaids also suggest charming developments.

Figure 238G - Girls' or Misses' Dress
Pastel-blue albatross, combined with blue velvet ribbon in a darker shade, was used for this pretty frock. It is shirred to Empire waist depth and has the body and skirt in one. The full-length bishop sleeves are shirred at the top and again at the wristband. A shirred collar and a velvet ribbon sash are stylish adjuncts. Greenaway or regulation length may be chosen, and low neck in drop-shoulder style is provided for. The sleeves may be made in three-quarter bishop or in shirred depth only.

China silk would be exceptionally dainty with faggoting introduced in the shirrings and with a soft ribbon sash. Cashmere, challis and all the new dress fabrics of a pliable nature are advised.

Figure 239G - Girls' Frock
Black vlevet, ornamented with braid, was employed for contrast in this frock of beige broadcloth, which is closed in Russian style. It has a single box-plait in front, under which the closing is effected, and a double box-plait at the back. The top of the garment is cut out to accommodate a yoke of tucked white taffeta framed by a unique strap-bertha. A straight collar completes the neck, and the skirt is plaited to correspond with the body, the joining being hidden by a velvet belt ornamented with braid. The bishop sleeves blouse becomingly and are stylishly finished with bands of the velvet.

Dark-blue cheviot would be effective with black braiding with the collar yoke, bertha and wristbands of red silk. A velvet belt may be worn. Mohair will also be fashionable.

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