An infant or baby’s Christening cape or capelet. The cape dates from the 1880’s or 1890’s Victorian era. Made a white pique fabric, the cape is embellished with whitework embroidery trim. A narrow trim accents the edge of the peter pan collar with the wider whitework extending three-quarters down either side of the front opening. At this point, the trim turns and is run side to side across the back.
From the neck line to hem, a piece of whitework is sewn down the center back. So very attractive. There are no closures on the front. I would assume it pinned closed at the neck line. No shoulder or side seams.