Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Baby's long petticoat

Baby's long petticoat

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom

  • Date:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lawn with embroidery and pin tucking

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Anita Bernstein

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Baby's long petticoat, of white lawn. The garment is sleeveless, with a squared neck front; the bodice front is decorated with pin tucks, embroidered spots and entredeux insertion. The skirt is cartridge pleated to the waist, and finished with a double row of pin tucking above a lace-edged flounce machine embroidered with flowers in cutwork. The garment fastens at the back with triangular crossover flaps, put together left over right with a slit by the true left armhole; a tying string of ivory-coloured ribbon has subsequently been stitched to the end of each flap.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom



Materials and Techniques

Lawn with embroidery and pin tucking


Length: 72 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.2-1998, B.3-1998.

Descriptive line

Baby's long petticoat of white lawn; British, 1920-1935

Production Note

Attribution note: Probably homemade
Reason For Production: Private




Embroidered; Pin tucking


Museum of Childhood

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.