Victorian Boy's Clothing
Boy from 2 to 4 Years old.
For pattern see Supplement, No. VII., Figs. 34-37.
Trowsers of dimity or
cloth, made in a similar manner to the drawers for girls,
but with several tucks in the bottom, for which allowance
is made in Fig. 34. Both under strips as well as the
waistband are cut double, lengthwise of the stuff,
from Figs. 35, 36, and 37.
The illustration shows
the manner in which the parts are joined together.
for Boy from 8 to 10 Years
For pattern see Supplement, No. XXIII., Figs.
87-91. tuck and cut the
front from Fig. 87; and cut the rest of the garment from
Figs. 88, 90, and 91. Put the buttons on the right side and
the button-holes in the left of the bosom, then stitch a
false hem about an inch wide, on the left side, in order to
conceal the buttons. Set on the waistband, to correspond
with the numbers on the pattern; and put loops on each
shoulder through which to pass the suspenders. Make the
collar of double linen, stitch it round the edge, put it on
a binding, and sew it to
the front. Finish with button and button-hole.
Cite This Article:
"Trowsers for Boy", November 2, 1867
[electronic edition]. Harper's Bazaar, Nineteenth Century
Fashion Magazine, http://harpersbazaar.victorian-ebooks.com (2005).
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