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Sarah Jane Meister
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« on: February 06, 2009, 03:45:20 PM »

I was browsing the Wisconsin Historical Society website earlier today and was really intrigued by this dress: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum/collections/online/Detlobjps.cfm?ObjectID=29286

It is dated 1860-1879, so I'm assuming it would be correct for CW events. The thing that caught my eye was that it is long sleeved, and the cut of it looks like it would take less fabric than a standard long infant gown with a gathered skirt.

On this particular dress, the skirt looks fairly short compared to most baby gowns I've seen pictures of. Is a shorter length common to this style of gown, or should I lengthen it for my 3 week old baby? For that matter, how short is too short for an infant gown? I like the elegance of longer skirts on Baby, but shorter lengths seem so much more practical since they wouldn't catch on things so much and there is less material to get soiled (usually my fault with longer baby gowns, since it is spread out on my lap when I'm sitting).

What kind of undergarments would be worn with this kind of gown?

Thanks for any thoughts!
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 03:52:03 PM »

Sarah, can you link to the gown itself? The link only takes me to the main page. I think I've had that same problem with the WHS also.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 04:50:37 PM »

You're right, the direct link doesn't work.  Sad I'll try to link to the picture.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 09:56:01 AM »

It's a simple A-line gown, no problem using it for a bit earlier than their 1867 date.

Infant lengths generally cover the feet, but whether that's by 1/2" or 7" is a matter of personal preference. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 02:15:01 PM »

This type of gown reminds more of a gown that may have been used at night time. Sometimes they have some sort of control at centerfront waist -pleads or gathers, with a tie that goes around to the back.         Stephanie
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 04:17:48 PM »

Thanks! I was thinking along the lines of a nightgown too, Stephanie. I might do something similar for the big boys for nightgowns for this season. Thanks for clearing up the length issue!

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