Historical information

This lady’s white cotton nightdress with needlework and lacework is an example of the dressmaking and craftwork skills of the women of the early settlers families in Moorabbin Shire in the early 20th C

Significance

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

Physical description

Clothing, lady's fine cotton hand sewn full length sleeveless nightdress, with needlework and pintucks and lace trim on neck and armholes and a large lace border at hem