c. 1858

White Broderie Anglaise and pin tucked pinafore for a 4/5 year old.
Dress has stand up collar, cap sleeves with a frill around the bodice.
The bodice and waistband (at front only) have broderie anglaise inserts with fine pin tucking. Pin tucking is also around the skirt and has two layers.
The back is open all the way down, closed at waist by tie belt attached at waist and at neck by small tape.
Also on back, right hand side of waist is a large patch on back right hand yoke.
Whitfield is printed on it.

Historical information

The dress was made by Nancy Green, the Doctors wife and worn by three generations of the Whitfield family



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46 cm
Height or length
70 cm
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Broderie Anglaise (French style of 'English Embroidery') is a whitework needlework technique incorporating features of embroidery, cutwork and needle lace that arose in England in the 19th century. Broderie Anglaise is characterized by patterns composed of small holes or eyelets bound with overcast or buttonhole stitches. Later Broderie Anglaise also featured small patterns worked in satin stitch.

c. 1858
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