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Infant's Dress
about 1816
Original Owner:Originally owned by Mary Maria Allen
Clothing Maker:Made by Unknown
Hand-stitched white dimity
Primary Dimensions (length x width across the bottom): 23 1/2 x 19 1/2in. (59.7 x 49.5cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Frances Becker
Description: Hand-stitched white dimity infant's dress. The dress has a casing at the neckline with a drawstring at front and back to adjust the fit. About one inch below the neckline, there is a second casing across the back, containing a second drawstring that adjusts the fit in the back. The dress has very short sleeves with scalloped edges. The sleeves are cut separately and are stitched to the dress at the armscyes; they extend above the height of the neckline. The dress is seamed down the full length of each side. The bottom hem is finished with a scalloped edge that match the edges of the sleeves.
Object Number: 2006.67.1
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