chemise; woman's

White cotton chemise. Knee-length, sleeveless and gathered slightly to neck. Neck had separate tape sewn on with feather stitch embroidery. Above the neckband is scalloped edging of borderie anglaise. Below neckband is sewn on a flounce 6.5cm deep gathered in to neckband, with a line of drawn-thread-work near lower edge and a line of embroidery (flowers and leaves mainly in satin stitch) above it. Flounce is in two separate pieces, separated by front opening. Front opening is covered by a band 13.5cm long of borderie anglaise, with a scalloped edge. Closed with two buttons at neckline, both still in place.
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Measurement type, part and reading
Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 96cm (L 3' 1 13/16")
Dimensions:W 88cm (W 2' 10 5/8")
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