The History of Fashion and DressChildren's clothing in much of Western History was chiefly similar to adultdress in miniature. However in the late 18th Century English followers ofthe French philosopher Rousseau began developing reformed dress for children'swear, designed to offer greater freedom of movement. By the middle of the19th Century this trend had spread to the Western population at large, and mostchildren's dress styles became quite distinct from adult fashions.
Do searches like "boy's dress,""girl'sdress," "vintage dolls," "Christening gown", "Victorianbabies," "nannies," etc to find your own links,or use the links below to get information on children's clothing in theVictorian era. Don't forget the usefulness of eBay as a source. Then doa short report on what you have found and post it on the Message Board by the end of the weekend.
The Cutter's Practical Guide by W. D. F. Vincent, including:
Part 1 1898 edition, Young Men's, Youths' and Juvenile Garments, Embracing also Treatise on Trousers, Vests, Military Garments, Liveries, etc., etc., etc.