Hereby presenting an excerpt from the magazine Peterson’s Ladies National (March, 1883). It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page of a young girl’s dress.

“For a little girl of four years, we have a dress of pale-blue cashmere, gathered at the neck as a Mother Hubbard. The fullness thus given is gathered again, forming the waistband. The skirt is then draped, as seen in the illustration, over a plaited flounce, which edges the underskirt. Full leg-of-mutton sleeves ; but we would suggest, as far prettier, the plain sleeve, with the Mother Hubbard puff on the shoulder. This, in scarlet cashmere or Turkey-red cottons, would make a very serviceable dress for a little girl, either for winter or summer, in the mountains or at the seaside.”

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