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Edwardian Cream Silk Christening Dress Gown Toddler Embroidery Antique Vintage
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Excellent condition for age. A few long threads from original hand-sewing. Tiny abrasion near bottom

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25 Jul, 2014 16:42:48 BST
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Item location:
Attleborough, Norfolk, United Kingdom


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: Excellent condition for age. A few long threads from original hand-sewing. Tiny abrasion near bottom of back opening, easily repaired. Washed in silk fabric liquid and air dried out of the sun.


Vintage Type:

True Vintage


Pre 1920


100% Silk



Chest Size:

68 cm


Christening Outfit

Shoulder to Shoulder:

28 cm


2-3 Years

Shoulder to Hem:

51 cm

Main Colour:

Ivory or Cream

Waist to Hem:

37 cm

Edwardian Cream Silk Christening Dress Gown Toddler Embroidery Antique Vintage

A superb original silk Christening gown or dress from the Edwardian era or 1920s at the latest. This is hand-embroidered with flowers and circles or swags of leaves, as was the style of the Edwardian era. The dress has a large shawl collar and has period brass poppers to close part of the back. It was bought in an antique shop in Holt, Norfolk some years ago (famous for its vintage clothes) and has been carefully stored ever since. The colour is a light, Champagne cream, with matching embroidery. It has nice cuff detailing. Click on the Inkfrog rotating gallery pictures a second time to increase the size of the pictures further (click once for gallery, the click again on the gallery pictures).

Measurements: from collar to hem the dress is 20 inches or 51 cm. The arms are 27 cm from arm pit to the edge of the cuff. The chest (measured front arm pit left to front arm pit right across the front) is 13 ½ inches or 34 cm, so total chest size is 27 inches or 68 cm. The waist is 13 ¾ inches or 35cm across the front, so total waist size is 27 ½ inches or 70cm. Having a daughter of my own, I would estimate that this would fit a toddler aged 2-3 years (a large two-year-old). My daughter is 3 ½ years old and of average to small build, and this would still fit her.

Condition: the condition is excellent for the age and for silk. There is the tiniest abrasion near the bottom of the back opening, but this could easily be repaired by sewing the bottom opening a little higher and is only noticeable on very close inspection. There are a couple of long threads from hand-stitching which could be tidied. I have carefully washed this in a washing liquid for silk and dried it in a humid room to remove creases.

This is from a no smoking and pet free home.

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