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.
This lovely gown is 35-1/2" long from the neck to hem. 7-1/2" across from shoulder to shoulder. However, the neck line would adjust larger with the drawstring. 20" around the chest. 18-1/2" around the waist, but again, with the drawstring, the size would adjust. Sleeve length is 4-1/2" long. Cuff opening is 6-1/2" around.
Condition is very nice. Freshly laundered. You may find a small pin hole dot, although I didn't notice.