A late Victorian or Edwardian long Christening gown for a baby. Made of pique fabric and whitework embroidered trimming. The fabric, itself, is a small scale vertical stripe pattern, a white on white design. The bodice of the gown features a “V” front yoke with four rows of graduated trim.
A gathered neck line with drawstring adjusts the fit around the neck. Short puffy sleeves with a cuff. Peeking from under the cuff. a whitework eyelet ruffle. The bodice attaches to the skirt with gauged cartridge pleats. So attractive. Back opening fastens with one covered white button (which shows a touch of wear.) Another drawstring at the waist to adjust the fit.