Little Lord Fauntleroy Blouses

Figure 1.--This is an actual Little Lord Faintleroy blouse worn by a young boy in the late 19th century.

The blouse pictured here was advertized on e-Bay. It is a white, light-weight linen or cotton with cut-work lace trim. Clearly a late-19th centiry Little Lord Fauntleroy blouse, as the sellers says, " for good little boys!!" It is handmade with full square collar, french style cuffs, and double-ruffled trim button-front placket--all trimmed with ruffled,cutwork lace. There are 5 tiny flat pearly buttons on the front and none on the cuffs. The bottom has a fabric drawstring. It was purchased at an estate sale. Also sold was a large, framed photo of boy twins, wearing this and a matching blouse and velvet suits. Unfortunately the portrait was sold separetly. One interesting feature is the drawstring. This shows how the waist of the blouse was kept neat. Note that there were no tails to tuck in as is characteristic of blouses. There were also no buttons as used in button-on styling. Notice the waist draw string. This is a feature that is not apparent in actual period photographs, showing the importance of these modern photographs of actual vintage garments.

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Created: August 3, 2001
Last updated: August 3, 2001