Fabulous 1900s baby's Christening gown has been made from the most wonderful lawn cotton, completely hand made including the Duchess Lace at the neck and edges of the sleeves, and Silk Openwork embroidery. It's truly stunning. To the inside is the last laundresses label, which has been hand stitched to the back placket.
The bands of pin tucks to the shoulders of the gown have been hand finished and are pristine.
Across the shoulders 9"
The sleeves are 9" long and are edged with a scolloped edge of hand made duchess lace, and raised silk Whitework.
Raised and Open Whitework with inserted panels adorn the whole of the bodice to the front of the dress.
The back of the dress fastens with two hand turned pearl buttons which are the original. The hem of the gown is scalloped and finished in silk.
The fabric is beautiful, being in exceptional condition, it is freshly laundered and in pristine condition.
We marvel at the level of needlework and the shear number of hours it would have taken a Mother or Grandmother to make this fabulously beautiful dress.
This Fabulously christening gown or dress was found in a linen trunk of French heirloom fabrics and clothing.
The item in this listing is from a private collection, it is not from a clothing warehouse, fabric reclamation unit or auction, therefore I am able to confirm authenticity and provenance of each item.
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