Children's Civil War Era Garment Patterns

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Style of Dress for Boys by Granny's Attic (Period Impressions)

A Style of dress for boys, when they are of that awkward age, too young to be breeched and to old to wear frocks and finafores.  Petersons 11-1861

Sizes 2T, 3T, 4 and 5 included in same package

IMACTBS.............$20.00

            

 

Child's Chemise

from Timeless Stitches
  This pattern is for a simple yoked chemise suitable for a child up to the age of about 6. When they were very young, both boys and girls wore undergarments that were very similar. It wasn’t until after a boy was potty trained and moved into pants, “breached”, that their undergarments changed. The major difference between a young boys and a young girls undershirt was the length. Young boys undershirts were shorter and often buttoned onto their drawers. Young girls chemises came to just around the knees.
         This pattern is done with the raglan sleeve style which makes it very comfortable for the children to wear.  As children grow very fast, Mom’s would often make their garments too big and use growth tucks to reduce the length until it was needed.   Suggestions are included for several methods of finishing the hemline.

TSU060….$10.00

            

 

 

 

 

Girl's Chemise

This pattern is for a yoked chemise suitable for a girl and teen.  It is an easy simple garment to sew and one that is comfortable to wear.  Room has been built into the armseye to aid in comfort and fit. 
   
  It has capped sleeves like the adult versions.  Placement of the gathers allows for development of the bust line.    As children grow very fast, Mom’s would often make their garments too big and use growth tucks to reduce the length until it was needed.   Suggestions are included for several methods of finishing the hemline and the yoke. 

TSU061...........$10.00

            

 

 

 

 

Child's Drawers

Both boys and girls of the Era wore drawers.  The only difference between the drawers of little boys and little girls was the amount of decorations around the hemline.  Children’s drawers buttoned on both sides and often the little boys had drawer bodies (a loose undershirt-like garment) that buttoned to the waistband.  Unlike adult drawers, children’s drawers had sewn crotches.   This pattern is for drawers suitable for boys and girls to around the age of 6.  The pattern is for a waistband that buttons at both sides, but instructions are included for a drawstring waistband and for an elastic casing.   Elastic cloth had been patented in 1820 and was in use during the Civil War, however it was not used for undergarments.  Elastic waistbands are, however, an easy way for most Mom's to make garments that are easy to fit and last several seasons.    Drawers usually were mid-calf in length and can be seen in pictures peeking out beneath the little girls dresses.   Suggestions are given for several different methods of finishing off the lower edges of your drawers.  If you make your drawers mid-calf length, you can purchase cotton knee-hi’s (trouser socks) in white or black, and the bottom of the drawers will comedown over the top of the socks.  This is a great way to get a period “illusion” without the hassles of stockings and garters.  The kid’s love it. 

TSU065.......$10.00

            

 

 

 

Girls Drawers

                       This pattern is for drawers or pantalets, as they were also called, for a girl from age 7 to the teens.  The pattern is for split-crotched drawers but the seam can be closed if you choose.  The split-crotch makes going to the “necessary” a whole lot easier, as these drawers are worn under everything else.  The waistband is fastened using a drawstring and casing but it can be replaced with a fitted waistband, if desired.  Several trim options are included for the lower edge of your drawers.  A TRIM TRICK is included which makes these trim options very easy to do.  As children grow rapidly, it is suggested you make the drawers, too big and use growth tucks to reduce their length until needed. 

TSU066...........$10.00

            

 

 

 

 

Girl's Dress with Fishu

Civil War Era

by Period Impressions

An oval neckline with detachable fishu.  Make it simple for camp life or fancy for teas.  Has an option for double skirt.  Girls sizes 4/5/6, 7/8/10, or 12/14

IM304 S.............  $14.00

            

 

IM304 M............. $14.00

            

 

IM304 L  ............. $14.00

            

 

Girl's Single/Double Skirt with Corselet

Civil War Era

by Period Impressions

A basic skirt, that can be used for camp life or to make a fancy double skirt with a velvet corselet for a Tea.  Includes suspenders option for several different looks.   Girls 4/5/6, 7/8/10, or 12/14.

IM306S ........ $14.00

            

IM306M........ $14.00

            

IM306L ..........$14.00

            

 

 

Girl's Walking Dress - Civil War Era

by Period Impressions

Simple Square neck dress with sleeve caps.  May be made with a single or double skirt. Use with blouse IM309. Sizes 4/5/6, 7/8/10, 12/14.

IM305S.......... $14.00<

            

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IM305M......... $14.00

            

IM305L........... $14.00

            

 

Girl's Garibaldi - Civil War Era

by Period Impressions

Just like the ladies garibaldi blouse with either long or short sleeves.   All girl's sizes 4-14 included.

IM309........ $12.00

            

 

Girl's Ballgown Bodice - Civil War Era

by Period Impressions  

Simple version of ladies Bodice.  All girls sizes 7-12 included

IM308.......... $14.00

            

Girl's Zouave Suit - Civil War Era

by Period Impressions

A girl's Zouave jacket with pointed front skirt full enough to fit over a hoop.  Girl's sizes 4/5/6, 7/8/10, 12/14

IM302S ...........$14.00

            

IM302M............$14.00

            

IM302L..............$14.00

            

 

Girl's 1860s Paletote Overcoat

by Period Impressions

This lined overcoat is a must for those chilly events.  It is fitted across the back for an attractive silhouette.  All girls sizes 4-14 included.

IM419G............$14.00

            

 

Boy's Shirt - Civil War Era

by Period Impressions

This one button shirt is just like Dad's military issue shirt, simple and quick to make for fast growing boys.  Boys sizes 4/5/6, 7/8/10, 12/14 all in the same packet.

IM203...........$12.00

            

 

Boy's Buttonfly Pants - Civil War Era

by Period Impressions

These boy's buttonfly pants can be made long for the older boy or in knicker length for the younger boy.  Boys sizes 4/5/6, 7/8/10, 12/14

IM202-S.........$12.00

            

IM202-M.......$12.00

            

IM202-L.........$12.00

            

 

Boy's Union Sack Coat or Confederate Regimental Coat

by Period Impressions

This coat is just like the big boy's military coat or it may be mad up for a civilian impression. Boys sizes 7/8/10, 12/14

IM204-M ......... $14.00

            

IM204-L.............$14.00

            

 

Boy's Shell/Frock Coat

by Period Impressions

Military coats for the little man, comes with instructions for adapting to musician's impression. Boys sizes 7/8/10/ or 12/14

IM205S............ $14.00

            

IM205M............$14.00

            

IM205L...............$14.00

            

 

Boy's Greatcoat - Civil War Era

by Period Impressions

Just like the men's but in sizes 12/14 for the drummer boys.

IM718B.........$16.00

            

 

 

 

1860s Pinnafore Ensemble

includes dress and pinnafore

size 5-6

MA37-43......$12.00

            

 

 

 

Infant Shoe

from Period Impressions

A felt or soft leather shoe based upon Godey's Magazine. One size.

IM101.....$8.00

            


 

 

Boone Frock

by Period Impressions

Based upon an original owned by the Kentucky Historical Society.  This garment as documentation that it was worn by the niece of Daniel Boone.  Sizes toddler 1/2  through 4 inclusive.

IM103……….$10.00

            

 

 

 

 

Boy's Late 18th c. Shirt

by Period Impressions

Made just like the Men's work shirt. It has either a reinforced shoulder or an epaulet. All sizes in one envelope.

IM208………$12.00

            

 

 

 

Boy's 18th c. Breeches

by Period Impressions

Boys fall front breeches with pockets. All sizes in one envelope.

IM209………$14.00

            

 

 

 

 

 

Boy's band collar shirt

by Period Impressions

Typical gusseted shirt just like the adult version. . Sizes 4 to 14 inclusive.

IM207…….$12.00

            

 

 

 

 

 

Little Boy's French Blouse & Trousers

by Period Impressions

Suitable for mid 19th century. Belt, collar and undersleeve are not included. Boys sizes 2T through 6 inclusive.

IM206……..$14.00

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

1860s Girls Everyday Dress

by Period Impressions

Gathered front and knife pleated skirt. The original was made in cotton. All sizes in one envelope.

IM301……$14.00

            

 

 

 

 

Girls Underpinnings

by Period Impressions

Includes drawers, petticoat and chemise with two neckline options.  Girls sizes 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12  are all included in the same package

            

IM-GAGU.......$15.00
 

 

 

 

Girl's Gathered blouse (Guimpe)

Timeless Stitches
  This pattern is for a wonderful easy to make and fit blouse called a “guimpe”.  These bodies or as we know them today blouses appeared in all the fashion magazines of the Era.  They were worn under all types of garments, from open-necked dresses to Swiss Bodies, vests and the Zonal waists and Brettelles (braces) that were so popular with the young people.  Mothers liked them, because it was much easier to wash a blouse than to launder a whole dress.  This blouse serves as a great wardrobe extender when worn with a skirt and a pretty belt and braces.  The blouse is styled in the peasant style, with diagonal armseye, similar to a modern raglan sleeve.  This makes the garment easy to fit and wonderfully comfortable to wear.  The looseness of this garment is also great for the growing child, as the lack of a fitted shoulder gives lots of growth room.  The pattern is for a blouse that gathers at the neckline and the cuffs.  The blouse can be dressed up by adding a row of lace around the neck. The blouse is closed at the center back with either a keyhole opening or buttons and buttonholes.

TSB161………..$12.00

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls / Teen Party Dress

Timeless Stitches
 This dress is designed to grow with your young lady.  The bodice has a wide, slightly gathered,  neckline, which can be adjusted as the girl develops.  The skirt is designed in tiers, allowing for lengthening and additions as required. For younger girls the  two-tiered option  works well.  The skirt has a drawstring back, hidden under the Medici belt,  which allows for waist increases.  As the mother of a young lady, I planned this pattern with growth in mind.  Children’s clothes are expensive enough, without having to sew new outfits each year.   The outfit can be dressed up or down as the occasion requires.  With the addition of a second bodice (try Timeless Stitches TSB- 160 Girl’s / Teens Bodice) the outfit is truly an all around choice.   Sizing:    The pattern is designed in four sizes Small (Bust 26-28”), Medium (Bust 28-30”), Large (Bust 32”-34”) and X-large (Bust 36”-38”).  All are included in the pattern. It is suggested using one size larger than the current measurements require to allow for growth.

    TSD302……….$20.00

            

 

 

High Button Neck

V-Neck

Military

 

Boy's Vest

Timeless Stitches
    This pattern is for three styles of vest:  a military style (replicating that of the soldiers), a high button vest and a V-necked mid-height vest. Optional welt pockets can be added, if desired.    The back of the vest is straight across and designed to come even with the waistband of the trousers.  The vest can be adjusted using a buckle and belt in the back, so it can be made with room for growth.  Depending on the fabric chosen this style of vest would have been worn from the early 50’s through the early 1900’s. 

TSM735……….$12.00

            

(size 4-8)  

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Military Back

Civilian Back

 

Boy's Button Fly Trousers 

Timeless Stitches    

    This pattern is for button fly trousers that were worn for most of the 19th century.  There are two options for the back of the trouser:  the standard straight “civilian” back and the placket insert style back that is similar to the military pants. There are two styles of waistband available as well. The standard one-piece style and the two-piece style with the eyelets in the back, which allows for growth in the trousers at the waist.   The pockets are the basic side pockets that were used for both military and civilian styles.  These trousers are designed to fit in the period style, with the waistband being higher than the waistbands of today.  I have also included a simple pattern for a pair of button-style braces, to help hold the trousers up.

          TSM725…………..$12.00 size 4-8

            

 

            TSM725P……….$12.00 size 10-14

            

 

 

 

Girls Basic Dress
Timeless Stitches

 This pattern is for a basic dress, meant to be worn by girls from the age of 5 or 6 up until they graduate to adult clothing. It is meant to be worn as daily wear, or dressed up with a little ribbon or trim, it is suitable for a better dress. We have included some options in this pattern to allow you to create a dress that will be pleasing as well as serviceable.  Sizing:   This pattern includes 5 sizes 6-14


         TSD310......$16.00

            

 

Girls Yoked Bodice Dress
Timeless Stitches

 This pattern is for a yoked bodice dress, with a high neckline and wide shoulders.  This dress is meant to be worn by girls from the age of 5 or 6 up until they graduate to adult clothing. It is meant to be worn as daily wear, or dressed up with a little ribbon or trim, it is suitable for a better dress. We have included some options in this pattern to allow you to create a dress that will be pleasing as well as serviceable.    Sizing:   This pattern includes 5 sizes 6-14
         

TSD312...........$16.00