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Vintage 1910s Babys White Cotton Christening Dress
Beautiful baby christening dress in white cotton from the 1910s. This was probably the slip under a more formal dress. But would be lovely today on its own. French seams, lace trim, simple V neck with a hidden hook and eye in the back. The absolute neatest thing about this is the small cloth tag lightly stitched to the front on which someone has written "Wm. A. Johnson Jr. , Rosaltha A. J. , Christine W. J. Made by Grace L. J." . The tag just has a few loose stitches tacking it to the dress so it would be very easily removed should you wish to.
Excellent vintage condition. There are a few very faint small smudges or areas of foxing as befits the age of this. The only real issue is an inch long tear under each arm along the seams. I've shown a photo of one. I make no secret of my lack of expert seamstress skills, so I choose to confine myself to things like replacing buttons etc. These should be quite easy to fix by someone with more skills than I and due to the location under the armpit would be quite unnoticeable once done. They might have even been done deliberately to open the arm hole up a bit for a hit bigger child.
Measurements: doubled at bust, waist and hip. This is meant to be easy fitting.
Armpit to armpit across bust: 25" Waist full Hips: Full Armpit to shoulder: 4.5" Shoulder to bottom hem: 28"
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.