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Baby's long petticoat

Baby's long petticoat

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    about 1914 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White linen trimmed with hand-embroidered cutwork

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Baby's sleeveless long petticoat of white linen, with the round neck and armholes all edged with machine-made lace. The bodice has a plain back and front, and the long skirt is gathered to the bodice and finished with hand-embroidered sprays of floral cutwork, a band of machine-made lace insertion, and a deep self frill trimmed with cutwork flowers and machine-made lace edging. The garment fastens at the back of the bodice with two bound buttons and stitched buttonholes, and drawstrings at neck and waist.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


about 1914 (made)

Materials and Techniques

White linen trimmed with hand-embroidered cutwork


Length: 83.9 cm centre back

Object history note

Worn by the donor's brother, George 'Jinks' Grant-Govan (b.04/11/1914) & his sister Enid Margaret (donor, b 15/09/1919).

Descriptive line

Baby's long petticoat; United Kingdom, about 1914

Production Note

Attribution note: Made by Mrs Mutimer, the mother of 'Jinks' and Enid Grant-Govan's nanny, Florrie Mutimer.




Hand embroidery


Museum of Childhood

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