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Baby's barracoat

Baby's barracoat

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom

  • Date:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Flannel, with quilting and embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Anita Bernstein

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Baby's barracoat of unlined cream flannel, made in the later style with a short-sleeved bodice and a skirt flap to enclose the feet. The high-waisted bodice is quilted at the back, with a centre seam and a rounded neck, and has plain crossover panels and a V neck at the front; the neck, inside edge and hem are bound with ivory ribbon, and the skirt is lightly gathered to the bodice. The short magyar sleeves, the outside edge of the garment, and the skirt flap are scalloped and worked with blanket stitch in cream embroidery silk, and the flap is also embroidered with looped sprays of daisies using French knots, stem stitch and satin stitch. The garment wraps together right over left with a slit under the true right arm, fastening with pairs of ribbons beneath the arms and at the true left waist; the skirt flap folds up over the skirt and ties with three doubled ribbons, threaded through horizontal tabs of ribbon stitched to the skirt.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom



Materials and Techniques

Flannel, with quilting and embroidery


Length: 67 cm Centre back

Object history note

Worn by Judith, Michael and Benjamin Bernstein (born 1923, 1927 and 1932 respectively), who lived in Golders Green, London. Associated with B.3-1998, B.4-1998.

Descriptive line

Baby's barracoat of cream flannel, British, 1920-35

Production Note

Attribution note: Probably home made
Reason For Production: Private




Quilted; Embroidery


Europeana Fashion Project


Museum of Childhood

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