[Victorian Infant Clothing]
For pattern see Supplement, No. XXV., Figs. 94
of flannel, a yard and a quarter
long and three-quarters of a yard wide, bound round the edge
with ribbon. It is buttoned together at the bottom, and
fastened at the right
side by bows of ribbon. Cut the garment from Fig. 94
and Fig. 95, as shown in the pattern; sew the
shoulder-straps on the waist, pleat the skirt, and sew it to
the waist, leaving the back loose on the right to the • •.
for Child from 3 to 5 Years
For pattern see Supplement, No. VIII., Figs. 38 and 39.
of flannel, buttoned up behind, with a button at the
bottom, whereby the drawers or
petticoat is fastened.
Cut from Fig. 38, allowing for a hem an inch wide at
the bottom and down the back. Cut two pieces of linen or
elastic for the shoulder-straps from Fig. 39. Hem the bottom
and back, bind the neck with a strip of linen about an inch
wide, and put on the
shoulder-straps to correspond with the numbers on
the pattern. Finish with buttons and button-holes.
Cite This Article:
"Infants Petticoat", November 2, 1867
[electronic edition]. Harper's Bazaar, Nineteenth Century
Fashion Magazine, http://harpersbazaar.victorian-ebooks.com (2005).
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