Today I spent some time pulling together some images of Printed Cotton Children's Regency Era Dresses.
I had to use originals as my inspiration as the majority of Fashion Plates and Paintings show white, sometimes solid color dresses.
So Here are the inspiration dresses so I can start drafting a pattern
The first pink original found on ebay on Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion article on Children's Clothes
Next comes a boy's dress from Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH, which was included in Kent State Univeristy Museum's 2006 exhibit Fashion on the Ohio Frontier a better view can be seen on Maggie May Fashions
Tidens Toj shared the pattern for their child's dress.
Then there is this lovely roller print one found on I-like-historical-clothing, which seems to have sold on Vintage Textile
Wisconsin Historical Sociey has another long sleeve dress with buttons on the upper cuff.
Vintage Textile has this lovely dress with long sleeves under the short puffs.
Last is this pink one, for which I have the reproduction fabric from the Lady's Repository Museum
I also have a few saved from e-bay to inspire me.
So far the plan is this: short sleeves with longer lowers that can be buttoned on (or permanently attached if so desired) the back will have ties or a button band. I am wanting a gathered front, but maybe the flat front would be a nice change to see?