Baby's long robe
Linen and lace
710 mm (length)
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A long white linen robe for a baby with long flared sleeves made of lace. Both the long, full skirt and the bodice are gathered at the lower bodice seam where narrow tape is threaded through to tie at the back. The bodice is also gathered into the neck edge where the lace edging has a length of narrow ribbon threaded through for tying at the back. At the centre front of the bodice are several vertical pieces of lace. The skirt is edged with a deep lace frill and has a wide front panel bordered by panels of lace consisting of six sets of three narrow pintucks alternating with inset panels of lace, all running horizontally. A similar lace panel and set of pintucks runs around the rest of the skirt near the hem, with four rows of lace sewn on higher up. Some of the lace is frayed and there are a few brown stains.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mrs C. Fawcett in July 1975.