Cotton velvet and cotton
865 mm (length); 300 mm (length)
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A cotton velvet girl's dress. The material is navy patterned with small red five petaled flowers and blue-grey leaves. The bodice has a round plain neckline with a, front only, loose collar panel from the shoulder to the waist. This is edged with a gathered frill. A line of red piping runs from neckline to waist either side of the front centre. This piping is repeated at the shoulder, sleeve join and also two rows around the waist. The long loose sleeves are finished with a frill. The dress fastens with five hooks and eyes at the centre back of the bodice. The dress has a full gathered skirt with a broad hem.