Late Victorian Era Children's Clothing - Autumn 1874 Fashion Book by Cavendish House, London
Fig 38 - The Spencer - This is made in coloured Cavendish cloth, having a bordering of undyed ostrich-feathers. It is kilted from the waist at the back, and has a flounce of silk with a French hem in front. It has the semblance of a jacket, and has a silk sash. It is peculiarly stylish.
Fig 39 - The "Janus" - A costume composed of light Homespun. He skirt is so kilted and opens down the front. The Jacket fitting at the back and the whole is trimmed with natural feather trimming.
Fig 40 - Don Carlos Blouse for Boys - The skirt and bodice are all in one, and are made up in a series of plaits. A large square sailor's collar falls at the back. It opens at the side, and is trimmed with white guipure and large buttons.
Fig 41 - Spanish Costume - This useful little dress is of the Princess form, opening in front, with a braid-like trimming at either side. It has a band only at the back, and can be made in a variety of useful materials.
Fig 42 - Russian Paletot - This is made in dark cloth, and is edged with a bordering of undyed ostrich-feather trimming. Down the front are frogs and braidings of the same shade as the feathers. It has hanging sleeves, and is suitable for a girl from 6 to 12 years old.