Friday, December 16, 2011

Edwardian Era Children's Clothing - October 1902 The Delineator

Edwardian Era Children's Clothing - October 1902 The Delineator

Figure 155G - Girls' or Misses' Frock
A plastron bertha of all-over embroidery gives character to this frock of raspberry-colored mercerized linen, trimmed with edging and narrow black velvet ribbon. The body is in French style and droops all around, the bertha outlining the yoke and extending down the front in plastron effect. A straight collar finishes the neck, and a centre-back closing is observed. Bands confine the bishop sleeves at the wrists. The skirt, of three-piece shaping, may have gathers or an inverted box-plait at the back and is joined to the body. A ribbon belt is worn.

A pretty little frock might be of reseda-green albatross, with pale-yellow lace over silk for the plastron bertha. Cashmere, veiling, flannel and novelty dress goods are much used for these frocks.

Figure 156G - Little Girls' French Dress
Insertion and edging decorate this little frock, which is of white madras. The long French body has plaits over the shoulders in suggestion of the "Gibson" styles and droops all around over a ribbon belt. The bishop sleeves are banded at the wrist, and a ping-pong collar affords neck completion. A double skirt of circular shaping joins the body, which closes at the back. A standing collar and sleeve caps are provided in the pattern for use if desired.

A pretty little school frock may be evolved from cherry-red challis, with narrow black velvet ribbon for trimming. A sash of black velvet will be a fitting accompaniment. Serge, flannel and cashmere are standard fabrics and black-and-white braid may be used to decorate. Pale-blue albatross will make a dainty party frock, with white lace trimmings. The sash may be of soft white silk or satin.

Figure 157G - Misses' Costume
A slot-seam effect is given in this costume, for the development of which gray cashmere was used in combination with white silk and applique lace. The skirt is five-gored and has an under-folded box-plait below each slot seam. An inverted box-plait disposes of the fulness at the back, and the skirt is made over a five-gored foundation.

The bodice carries out the slot-seam effect, blousing in front but having the fulness at the back drawn down tight. A plastron that extends over the shoulders and tapers to the waist-line in front gives a distinctive touch to the mode, which closes at the back, and a straight collar decorated with black velvet finishes the neck. The sleeves also display slot seams and droop over bands. A belt with crossed ends follows the outline of the waist.

Dark-blue serge will be effective with a plastron of scarlet silk piped with black, or outlined with narrow black silk braid. Mohair, cheviot and dress materials in general are also available.

Figure 158G - Little Girls' Yoke Dress
This pretty frock is developed in pale-yellow silk, combined with white silk and decorated with narrow black velvet ribbon and white lace. The body is gathered in front and also at the back at each side of the closing, and a round yoke outlined by a double bertha and topped by a standing collar characterizes the mode. The bishop sleeves have narrow bands. The skirt is gathered to the body, and a black velvet sash is worn. The neck may be in low or Dutch round outline, and short puff sleeves are also provided in the pattern.

A pretty development would be in china-blue albatross, with white stitching. Delft-blue challis with narrow white braid would be very effective. All the soft woollen and silk-and-wool fabrics are fashionable.

Figure 159G - Misses' Costume
A becoming effect is secured in this costume by the addition of a sailor collar. Old-blue linen was the fabric selected for making the costume, reliefs of white being introduced. The skirt is five-gored and has an inverted box-plait at the back, the seams being arranged in slot-seam effect.

The bodice also displays slot seams and blouses in front, where the closing is made under a scarf of white silk. The sailor collar outlines the shield, the latter being headed by a standing collar. The sleeves carry out the slot-seam effect and are banded at the wrist. A white belt is worn.

Gray serge, brightened with scarlet, would be pretty, and mohair, brilliantine and other dress goods are recommended.

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