Over the Blue Horizon

Sewing practice pieces

The two small pieces that look like doll's clothing are actually sewing practice pieces.  Since fabric was so expensive, sewing students made small versions of garments to practice their techniques.   Hinagata is a term that refers to miniature kimono made by sewing students - I don't know if that would still apply to these Western-style hand sewn garments, but the intent is the same!