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~Beautiful Hand Embroidery~
This gown is fresh, charming and feminine.
Usually these gowns were ordered by the dozen and frankly often many of those were never worn. Stored away in armoires, they have slept for decades to emerge in beautiful if 'dusty' condition. A wash and drying in the French sunshine has brought this one back to virtually 'new' condition.
This lovely example of this traditional type of French gown is made of fine linen and appears to have never been used.
These charming gowns were were often made by Sisters in convents as a way to help support the order.
That helps to explain the beautiful detailing and superb hand embroidery that one almost always finds adorning these gowns and also the fact that these gowns are just beautifully made. They were sewn to last and they do.
This one has tiny pin tucks at the the yoke, and around the arm openings, as well, around the neckline is lovely hand emmbroidery. This gown closes at each shoulder with little mother-of-pearl buttons which is a convenience for a nursing mother. Also there is a tiny monogram in embroidered script which reads 'R M'.
The measurements are: 44 inches long from shoulder to hem, 21 inches when pulled flat across the gathered chest at underarms and the arm openings are 16 inches around.
Although we cannot assign actual sizes to these vintage items, we could say that this gown is of an average 'medium' size.
Please carefully check your measurements against those we give, and remember that these gowns were cut generously for comfort.
As noted this fine gown is in excellent vintage condition and in fact seems to have never been used.
It shows no stains or signs of wear and the silky linen fabric is fresh and crisp.
This lovely gown will come to you
freshly hand laundered and ironed.
This French nightgown would make a lovely gift for Mother's Day, as gift for a new bride or new mother, or a Valentine gift for your sweetheart...or perhaps even a gift for yourself as these gowns are perfect for any woman who loves elegance and comfort combined!
From our FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES shop on ETSY
Our Etsy #0435
Shipping from France for this item will be $7.50 to anywhere in the world by Registered French Priority Airmail. If you wish to insure your parcel, shipment will be by French Colissimo which includes insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security. We offer this shipment option at $27.50 which will be less than our actual cost.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR MORE PHOTOS.
Also we have a large stock of French vintage linens, baby clothes, Christening gowns, nightgowns, bed linens, table linens. Ask us if you are looking for something special.
AND REMEMBER...OUR ITEMS ARE SO 'GREEN'! NO RECENT ENERGY WAS USED TO PRODUCE THE THINGS WE SELL AND ALMOST ALWAYS OUR ITEMS ARE MADE OF NATURAL FIBERS.