Light Cotton Gown with Matching Slip, c. 1900
Exquisite light cotton gown with matching slip. Lots of room, lots of light delicate, smooth cotton fabric. As pictured, the gown features multiple rows of insertion lace at the hem. The slip echoes the same lace insertions but with the added detail of ribbon threaded through alternating rows of beading. The same light beige ribbon is featured as a spiral trim, threaded through bottom of gown bodice, a beautiful contrast. The gown and slip together are full and generous. As was common for many antique gowns, it does not close with a tie or button, but with a baby pin. The slip would also have closed with a pin. This common shoulderless slip style is size-adjustable, practical, and comfortable for the baby wearing it.
Beautifully constructed, French seams throughout.
Extra long at 45 inches. Shoulder to shoulder is 7 inches, and sleeve cuff circumference is 4-1/2 inches. The use of a baby pin makes things at the neck and chest a bit more flexible/adjustable.
$ 390 (#02)