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Child’s Dress and Slip

Curated Submission
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Circa 1890
DIMENSIONS in centimetres
55.5 x 50.5
Materials & techniques
Cotton; Hand-sewn, embroidered, gathered, lace
Gift of Anne Angus
Textile Museum of Canada T95.0335

This enchanting dress and slip was worn by the donor, Anne Angus, who was born December 8, 1932, and before that by her mother, Helena Winsor Pepall, born January 29, 1891, who was from a distinguished New England family that traces its roots back to the Mayflower. It is hand-sewn and embroidered with a scalloped hem and neck edge, embellished with embroidered flowers and French knots. The delicate sleeves are edged with lace. The simple slip has a lace hem and two mother-of-pearl buttons on each shoulder.

Information courtesy of Bill Angus and Helen Pepall Bradfield.

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