Mid 19th century girls

A lot of Victorian fashion plates show children along-side the women. This makes sense, as many mothers probably made clothing for their children as well as for themselves. I never really paid them much attention as I always focused on the adult dresses, but they’re actually rather nice! I don’t know of many historical seamstresses who sew for children, but there is just something about little girls with huge skirts. So for this post, girl’s clothing from the 1860’s.

Some fashion plates are even only for children:







But there’s loads more, in plates with adults. For this post, I sought them out.


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