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Christening gown

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The gown is made from a densely patterned floral lace with a net background, and has been constructed as simply as possible to show the fabric off to best advantage. The seaming has been kept to a minimum, and a separate undergown made rather than trying to line the garment.

This rather elaborate lace may have come from a bridal department or shop, but the principle of selling pre-hemmed fabric for dresmaking was well established by the 1930s, and many home dressmakers used such fabrics in the making of children's clothing.

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  • Title: Christening gown
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1937
  • Location: England
  • Provenance: Given by Mrs Gladys Murdoch

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