Historical information

This baby’s long cotton gown is an example of the dressmaking and lacework skills of the women of the pioneer settlers families in Moorabbin Shire c1900


Early settlers and market gardeners established their families in Moorabbin Shirec1900 and this item shows the skill and craftsmanship of the women of these families

Physical description

A baby's long, fine white cotton christening dress with short sleeves, lace bodice ,and lace inserts on front panel. Pin tucks and lace form the lower part of gown and the cuffs and neckline have lace edging