Highly detailed linen embroidered baby dress - completely hand made

A very detailed embroidered childs dress, completely hand made - right down the the French seams at the sides!  Made of a very fine linen, it is finished with an array of different techniques... hand embroidery, drawnwork, shadow work and rows of tiny nuns pleats.  One of the fanciest of this type I've ever seen!  Dresses such as these began to appear from the Philippines after WWII - a time when woman still wanted beautiful handiwork but refused to spend the hours and hours required.  The dress is in remarkable condition with the only visible flaw being a small repair on the outer hem where it looks like it got closed in a drawer (see pic).  Otherwise, bright white, stain free and amazingly strong. The measurements are as follows:

Shoulder to shoulder - 13.25"
Chest - 23"
Sleeve opening - 6.25"
Shoulder to hem - 13.25"
Skirt circumference - 37"

Hand cleaned, air dried and pressed.  c. 1950-60  excellent condition
1 in stock


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