0000 Children's Costume History

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  1. gius

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    An overview of styles and ways of dressing


    Dresses for young boys

    Albert Einstein - German
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    (1912)-Paris, France
    Emile Hermes daughters

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    Princess Caroline -Monaco
    (circa 1962)

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    empire-waist dress of organdy, with embroidered or printed lemon motifs
    & thick bow at the front. white mary-janes and calf-length socks.
    by Hubert de Givenchy

    my photo from Givenchy Style by Francoise Mohrt
     
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    Breeching

    from wikipedia

    Breeching was the occasion when a small boy was first dressed in breeches or trousers. From the mid-16th century until the late 19th or early 20th century, young boys in the Western world were unbreeched and wore gowns or dresses until an age that varied between two or three and seven or eight. It was an important rite of passage in the life of a boy, looked forward to with much excitement. It often marked the point at which the father became more involved with the raising of a boy.
     
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    Mabel Hubbard Gardiner Bell (date unknown)
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    T.C.P Bradhurst 1850
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    Gertrude Mercer Hubbard Grossman, Roberta Wolcott Hubbard Bell, and Mabel Hubbard Bell 1860
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    George Leverett Stowell
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    are those real? ^ :eek:
    something about them seems Photoshopped..
     
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    i thought i would add these since they do research prior to filming
    for historically accurate costumes ^^



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    story was written 1910

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    Ideas in children's clothes
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    Like all well-designed garments, children's clothing should be attractive and planned with the needs and activities of children in mind.

    Children's clothing should be easy to put on and take off, so the child is encouraged to dress without help.

    Elasticized pull-on pants and skirts can be managed easily by young children.

    Large buttons and zippers with pull tabs require less manual dexterity than small buttons and zippers without pull tabs.

    Velcro and gripper snaps can be handled successfully by most children.


    Pattern making by the flat pattern method
    by Norma R Hollen & Carolyn J Kundel
     
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    functional details

    same source
    Smocking, lace, braid, ruffles, tucks used as decorative trim

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    Growth Features


    Growth features can be added to children's clothing to extend the length of time the garment can be worn. Decorative tucks near the hemline can be let out as the child gets taller. Tucks that do not show can be put on the inside of the skirt in the hem area. Hems that are 3 to 6 in. (7.6 to 15.2 cm) deep are often used, especialy in thin fabric, so the garment can be let down. Elastic in the waistband of dresses, skirts, or pants, and in the hem of sleeves, will expand with the child. Attaching two sets of buttons, grippers, or Velcro fasteners to shoulder straps or belts also allows for growth.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they are real, there is more information about each photo on the website
     
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    More Hermes daughters (circa 1912)
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    boy's linen skirt suit, 1870s
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    This boy's suit is fashioned from brown lightweight linen and is decorated with bands of dark olive braid trim.

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    The double breasted jacket has half-moon shaped pockets and mother-of-pearl buttons.

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    The pleated skirt slips over the head with no closure. The waist size can be adjusted with the ribbon tie belt. The seams of the suit are sewn by machine; everything else, including the pocket application and button holes, is sewn by hand.

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    photography by Julia Margaret Cameron (England)
    (11 June 1815 – 26 January 1879)
    1865-1869 Alfred-Tennyson-with-his-sons-Hallam-and-Lionel
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    1874 Charles-Norman-with-His-Daughters,-Adeline-and-Margaret
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    1875ca Group-Portrait-(Julia-Duckworth-with-Florence,-George-and-Herbert-Fisher)
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    what a cute thread, gius! :woot: :heart:

    my mom with friend, photo from ca. 1970 (czechoslovakia)
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    Great thread, gius! I love looking childrens' styles from the past... they're a major source of inspiration for me.

    Royal-Galliano
    , thanks for sharing that photo. I'm compelled to make a skirt like the girl's on the right. ^_^
     
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    me too^ ;) but not as skirt. Thanks R-G !!
     
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    Pockets 1875-1900

    In the 19th century most of women's dresses in fashion had pockets sewn into the seams like how it is in present times, but young children, old and working class women still wore theirs separately. They were worn tied to the waist under the garments and accessed through slits in the petticoat or outergarment.

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    ETA: the nightshift is actually a doll's but thought it's fitting here :)
     
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    Wow, that dress is so miu miu this season , aha. Good style!
     
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    Would love if this thread was bigger!
     

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