[Victorian Girl's Clothing]
Girl from 6 to 8 Years old.
For pattern see Supplement, No. V., Figs. 2T-30.
of linen, richly trimmed with hemstitching,
needlework, and embroidery. Fig. 27 gives half the front
and back, which are cut
together lengthwise from the stuff folded double, and are whole on the
shoulder. Pleat the front, as shown in Fig. 27,
joining two dotted to two smooth lines, and finish in the
middle, from 50 to 51, with insertion, as shown in
illustration. Arrange the sleeves after Fig. 29, sew them
from 52 to 53, set in gusset, Fig. 30, join from 52 to x,
hem them narrow on the bottom, put on trimming,
and sew them in; lastly, set the
double yoke, cut from Fig. 28, which gives one-fourth thereof, on
the body, to correspond with the figures on the pattern.
Girl from 2 to 4 Years old.
For pattern see Supplement, No. VI., Figs. 31-33.
of linen, closed on the shoulder with
buttons and button-holes, with embroidered yoke and sleeves.
Cut two pieces double, lengthwise of the stuff,
from Fig. 31, and two pieces for each sleeve from Fig. 32.
An inch is to be allowed
for a hem on the sleeves and body. Fold the stuff
bias, and cut the yoke from Fig. 33. Join the sides from 58
to 59, and hem the-bottom. The upper part of the body, both
front and back, is gathered to X, and is stitched into
the double yoke to
correspond with the figures; and lastly, the buttons
and button-holes are put on the shoulders. The sleeves are
felled up from 58 to X, then are hemmed on the bottom
and sewed into the arm-hole to correspond with the figures on the
for Girl from 10 to 12 Years old.
For pattern see Supplement, No. IX., Figs. 40-44.
of fine white muslin, fastened
with linen buttons, and trimmed round the neck and sleeves
with black ribbon run through tatting. Cut after Figs. 40,
41, 42, and 44, two
pieces each, and after Fig. 43 one piece, lengthwise
of the stuff double. In cutting Fig. 40 allow an inch for a
hem in front. Hem the front. Put the buttons on the left
side and the button-holes on the right, and join the waist
according to the figures on the pattern. Hem the bottom and
cord the neck. Sew up the
sleeves from 84 to 85,
hem the bottom and sew them into the arm-holes from 84 to
84, then put on the trimming.
Collar for Girl from 8 to 10 Years old.
For pattern see Supplement, No. XI., Kg. 46.
double linen, embroidered with braid. Cut from double stuff,
from Fig. 46, embroided finish with button and button-hole,
and sew on chemisette of mull or nansook.
and Cuffs for Girl from 6 to 8 Years old.
For pattern see Supplement, No. XII., Fig.
cuffs of double linen, with a triple row of stitching, and
set on a chemisette and sleeves of nansook. Figs. 47 and 48
give the pattern of the collar, and Fig. 49 that of half of
the cuff. The chemisette and sleeves are cut from Figs. 83,
84, and 85; and the collar and cuffs are made in the
same manner as those in
Girl from 3 to 5 Years old.
For pattern see Supplement, No. XX., Figs. 74-70.
of muslin or linen, trimmed on the bottom with tucks
and needle-work insertion. Cut both legs from Fig. 74,
allowing for the tucks, and sloping the front as shown in
the pattern; and cut the belt double, lengthwise of the
stuff, from Figs. 75 and 76. Sew each part together from 41
to 42, and leave the opening as marked, put on the side
pieces, sew up the legs
from 43 to 41 and from 41 to 44, gather the top, put
on the belt, and finish with buttons and button-holes.
Under-Handkerchief and Sleeves for Girl from 6 to 8 Years old.
For pattern see Supplement, No. XXII., Figs. 81-86.
and cuffs of double linen, with several
rows of stitching, trimmed round the edge
with a row of
hem-stitching, in imitation of insertion and needle-work
edging. The collar is sewed on a chemisette of mull,
tucked in front, and the cuffs are set on sleeves of the
same stuff. For the collar, cut one piece from Fig. 81, and
from Fig. 82 two pieces, the whole double, then stitch the
last between the double stuff of Fig. 81, finish with button
and buttonhole, stitch
the collar around the outer edge and put on the hem-stitching
and edging. Cut both fronts of the chemisette from
Fig. 83, and the back from Fig. 84. Tuck the front, as seen
in the illustration, then sew the shoulders together from 53
to 54, and hem the top very narrow, then sew on the collar.
The bottom is put on a
binding. Cut the sleeves of single mull, from Fig. 85, and
the cuffs of double linen, from Fig. 86; stitch the
latter around the edge, and put on the trimming and buttons.
The side of the cuffs that is left untrimmed is sewed with
an overhand seam from 58 to 59. Lastly, sew the cuff on the
sleeve from 57 to 58, making the numbers correspond, and hem
the top of the
Over a dozen 19th
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