Children’s clothing from the Victorian and Edwardian period were not rough and tumble clothes but rather clothes made with extreme care, no matter if you were from a wealthy family or a poor family.
There was a societal need back then to look presentable at least, there was pride in how your child looked, and mother’s took great care to sew clothing that was simply lovely.
There were lots of petticoats, dresses, bonnets, be they in primitive homespun or lovely silk. We are going to showcase some of the beautiful Victorian and Edwardian period items of children’s clothing here from our collection.
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Antique 1840s Ayrshire Christening Gown Dress Needlelace Inserts Some Flaws
A pretty 19th century Ayrshire embroidery Christening gown or dress. Dating about 1840’s, the yoke of the bodice is filled with fine drawn and embroidery work of tiny, tiny flowers. One can only imagine the task of making such incredibly small stitches.
Dress has sweet puff sleeves, with an edging row of Broderie anglaise. Pull cord at the back of neck line to adjust the fit. Lower part of the long skirt is inserted with two rows of needlelace lace. So beautiful and fine. White cotton fabric is also gorgeous to the touch ~ soft and fine. Completely hand stitched.
Boy Victorian Fabric Tam Hat 1870s 1890s American Best Make Label
A little boy’s Victorian tam hat from the later 1870’s to 1890’s era. This 19th century hat is extremely nice. It is a cloth fabric in a linen / cotton, raised weave, stripe pattern.
The fabric reflect the colors of autumn in a striking brick red-brown background with fabric stripes in a golden rod yellow The same color shade is used for the lining fabric. Between the lining and outer fabric, it appears to be a heavier paper to hold the shape of the tam. A stiffened cardboard between the lining and fabric forms the hat band. A fabric bow fastened with a metal buckle accents the edge of the hat band on the one side.
Edwardian 1920s Wool Felt Button Baby Shoes Boots Embroidery Embellishment
An endearing pair of off white felt wool baby shoes which dates from the Edwardian – 1920’s era. The boots are high top with two pearl buttons to fasten. Embroidery in white blanket stitch defines the upper edge of the shoe in a scallop design.
Embroidery blanket stitch also embellishes the opening area. A series of french knots accent the toes and top of foot. Very nicely made and look to be relatively unworn. Very clean looking.
Girl Victorian Wool Petticoat Crochet Lace Scallop Hem Trim
Girl’s Victorian to 1920’s cream wool petticoat with hand crochet lace edging at the hem. The waistband is muslin cotton with one buttonhole at the front to fasten to another undergarment.
Back opening, which would have pinned closed. It is home sewn.
Victorian Edwardian Child’s Summer Coat Fine White Pique Cutwork Embroidery
Here’s a lovely children’s white pique coat from the late Victorian – Edwardian era. The spring or summer coat is made of very fine pique fabric, styled with a large shawl collar.
Beautiful cutwork embroidery, in a leaf and flower design, embellishes the edge of the collar, along the front opening of the coat and trails partially along the hem line, both front and back. Two incised pearl buttons fasten the coat near the neck line with hand made thread loops.