Historical information

This long calico baby's nightdress is an example of the dressmaking skills of the women of the families of the pioneer settlers and market gardeners of the Moorabbin Shire.


The pioneer settlers and market gardeners of Moorabbin Shire had to be self reliant and made their own clothing and utensils. This is one of many items that exhibit the skill and craftsmanship of the women in these families.

Physical description

A short-sleeved, long calico baby's nightgown. There is extensive hand-embroidery and pin-tucks on the bodice. Waist ties embroidered at the front. Crochet edges to neck and sleeves. The garment opens at the back.